Last night we enjoyed what we would consider a “perfect pairing”. A beautiful cold crisp Quails’ Gate Chardonnay and our dark chocolate orange and goji berry pocket bar.
The citrus of the orange and the tartness of the goji berry worked magically together with the wine. It tasted what we could only image would be a tropical paradise. Some may think dark chocolate and white wine? We say yes! Not all dark chocolate and white wine pairing go together however, it’s trial and error for sure. Depending on the percentage of dark chocolate and any flavouring, it could easily be over powering for a white wine of any kind. BUT in this pairing it works well, the chardonnay was crisp and clean, very refreshing. The orange of the chocolate really pulling the fruit / floral notes of the wine forward. The wine and chocolate complimented each very well as the dark chocolate and goji berries provided the balance it needed as to not be to sweet on the palate, it added some tartness.
Sitting on the patio enjoying the warm evening sun with this combination was a perfect way to end the day. It’s something we’ll enjoy and share for sure, but there are so many amazing pairings we aren’t just going to stop with this one. Keep watching as we perfectly pair wine, beer and a wide variety of spirits over the the summer and on.
Pairing is great to try with friends and family, I would highly recommend trying it. Enjoy!
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