You have to believe us when we say chocolate and red wine really are a match made in heaven…. when done properly! So many of us love the idea of pairing chocolate and wine. However, it is a known fact that these two items are not always compatible, as they will endlessly fight for the same ‘palate space’. With the intense flavours chocolate provides (sweet, bitter, fruity, acidic, creamy) it can make it very difficult to find a wine to perfectly complete this marriage.
If you choose to serve a red wine with a chocolate pudding, the wine must be just as intense as the pudding itself. Rich red blends, such as Chateauneuf du Pape, or fruity New World Zinfandels would both work well. Alternatively, Sweet Wine or Port would be a classic match for rich, concentrated puddings.
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Châteauneuf-du-Pape ~ Domaine Grand Veneur£323.40 Per Case (Ex VAT) Equiv price per bottle £26.95 (ex VAT)
Monsieur Alain Jaume is an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated producer. His wines are powerful and rich with a distinctly scented bouquet. A masterfully made wine from a vineyard with Wine Advocate and Decanter awards.
Monbazillac ~ Château Belingard£191.40 Per Case (Ex VAT) Equiv price per bottle £15.95 (ex VAT)
This area, famous for its ‘vins doux’, is where the president of the Bergerac producers, the Comte de Bosredon, makes wine that is poetry in a glass – perfect with foie gras, delicious with cheese, but must be also tried as an aperitif.
Sauternes ~ Château Simon Tradition£282.00 Per Case (Ex VAT) Equiv price per bottle £23.50 (ex VAT)
Scents of preserved grapes and toast breathe out in the bouquet – there is softness and warmth on the palate.
- Wine Type: Sweet
- Country: France
- Region: Bordeaux
- Vintage: 2009
- Appellation: Sauternes
- Grape Variety: Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
- Alcohol: 13 %
- Oak Aged: No
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Bottle Closure: Cork
- Best With: Cheese
- Aromas: None Available