I was asked if I ever tasted, or heard of a wine made with real chocolate. I have to admit that I never have, and I never even thought to ask if a winery made a red wine with real chocolate.
Since I’m always anxious to find new products and learn something new along the way I jumped at the chance to find a chocolate wine. Thank you to my blogging friend Tammy Jo, the Chocolate Priestess for planting the seed.
As a lifelong chocoholic I really prefer to enjoy my rich chocolate in it’s true form and drink my red wine with a delicious meal.
But of course there is always that great dessert wine served after a fabulous meal that can’t be denied, though I’m not sure one of these “chocolate” wines is IT.
- There are a couple of dessert wines made with various types of chocolate that is infused in the wine. I can’t imagine how they taste but I read this description for one of the sweet wines: the chocolate is said to “melt into liquid harmony with the wine” and becomes a rich, seductive wine to be served as the dessert.
- Another wine produced that is supposed to be a “chocolate wine” is a blend of cream with white grapes (Torrontes, Moscato & Pedro Ximenez which is the grape used to make sherry) to produce a ‘wine’ that tastes like a milk chocolate drink with hints of vanilla and caramel.
- There is a fortified wine made in a Tawny Port style. It is a red wine blend of very ripe zinfandel, syrah and touriga nacional grapes. The ripeness of the grapes adds flavors of red and black fruits which gives the wine a chocolate character with hints of cocoa.
- And last is a red wine blend of zinfandel and cabernet franc grapes infused with a little chocolate producing a sweet red wine with flavors of chocolate and black cherries.
If you like sweet wines with chocolate flavors then you might enjoy these dessert wines. However I’m not sure I would enjoy a dessert wine that taste’s like a ‘milk chocolate drink’. That said, remember “it’s really a matter of taste” so enjoy your dessert as you wish.
With only a few more days before we begin a bright New Year, be safe, drink responsibly and