Have you ever tasted wine and described that it had hints of chocolate? Some popular varietals that offer notes of the delicious candy are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Zinfandel. Maybe you enjoy some dark chocolate squares with a glass of Syrah, or perhaps Banyuls?
Bottom line, when it comes to dancing on the palate, wine and chocolate are perfect partners in crime. What if you made the two…one? Some producers are offering chocolate wine, surprise visitors in their tasting room with the sweet treat, and sometimes pull it out last at events as if it were a closing song at a concert.
When trying a chocolate wine, see if you can determine the approach used to create its style. Generally, chocolate wines are produced two ways. Some wines are given the port-style treatment to produce a dark red color, aiming to offer you a rich, dark chocolate taste. Another approach includes the producer mixing cream into the wine, giving it a round, mouth coating finish.
Here are some chocolate wines you can get your hands on…
Our Désirée Chocolate Dessert Wine is crafted in a rich, tawny port style with heady, dark fruit and enticing chocolate character. On the nose, chocolate, vanilla and coconut aromas swirl around a rich fruit core, spilling forward through the senses and across the palate. Seductive and smooth, this wine borrows its name from the deep emotion it elicits: desire.
A little chocolate. A little sweetness. A little naughty – could lead to dancing! Black Mesa’s best seller. BRONZE Medal at “2011 Wine Tasters Guild International Wine Competition”