Chocolate

Chocolate

There are several types of chocolate, depending on the contains and proportions of cocoa solids and cocoa butter, which can also contain sugar, milk, dried fruit, fruits, liquor… Chocolate might be the worst enemy of wine as it modifies the sense of taste, emphasizing the bitter and acid flavours of wine. To achieve an excellent pairing, both products should be smooth and elegant, the stronger the chocolate is, much body the wine requires. Although chocolate is consumed mostly for pleasure, it also has many positive effects on health: improves the circulatory system, reduces the risk of heart attack, has a positive effect on cerebral stimulation, may help lower cholesterol levels, some studies mark out it has anticarcinogenic activities and don't forget its aphrodisiac effect. Which kind of chocolate do you prefer? Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, hot chocolate, chocolate fudge, chocolate mousse, chocolate coulant, tiramisu, chocolate truffles, brownies, chocolate cakes, chocolate ice cream, etc.

Claudio which wines would you recommend me?

With chocolate and any pastries or desserts that use it as primary ingredient I would recommend sweet red wines and fortified sweet wines such as the sweet wines made with Garnacha in Montsant appellation, the fortified wines aged by solera and criadera process, a system typical of warm areas, such as those ones  from TarragonaJerez and Montilla-Moriles with Pedro Ximénez,  and finally we should never overlook the leading wine ideal to pair with chocolate... Porto!

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Wine to pair with Chocolate

Carratell Garnatxa del Montsant - 50 cl.
Quantity:
6,17 £
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Type of wine Fortified Winery Celler de Capçanes Appellation Montsant Grapes Garnacha
Carratell Mistela del Montsant - 50 cl.
Quantity:
6,35 £
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Type of wine Sweet Red Winery Celler de Capçanes Appellation Montsant Grapes Garnacha
Niepoort Tawny Dee - 37,5 cl.
Quantity:
6,94 £
Other Bottle sizes: Standard
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Type of wine Sweet Red Winery Niepoort Appellation Porto Grapes Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz
Van Zellers Ruby
Quantity:
7,26 £
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Don PX 2012 - 37,5 cl.
Quantity:
8,59 £
PK89
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Type of wine Sweet Red Winery Bodegas Toro Albalá Appellation Montilla Moriles Grapes Pedro Ximénez
Van Zellers Tawny
Quantity:
8,63 £
bottle x6: 8,22 £/u. (-5%)
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Sereno 2009 - 50 cl.
Quantity:
8,73 £
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93
Type of wine Fortified Winery La Vinyeta Appellation Empordà Grapes Garnatxa Roja
Niepoort LBV 2012 - 37,5 cl.
Quantity:
9,23 £
bottle x6: 8,77 £/u. (-5%)
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PK92
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Type of wine Sweet Red Winery Niepoort Appellation Porto Grapes Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz
Quinta do Noval LBV 2010 - 37,5 cl.
Quantity:
9,73 £
bottle x6: 9,23 £/u. (-5%)
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Quinta Vale Dona Maria LBV 2012 - 37,5 cl.
Quantity:
9,82 £
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Quinta Do Noval Tawny Port
Quantity:
10,92 £
bottle x6: 10,37 £/u. (-5%)
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Dolç d'Orto Negre 2015 - 37,5 cl.
Quantity:
11,70 £
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Type of wine Sweet Red Winery Orto Vins Appellation Montsant Grapes Garnacha, Garnacha Peluda
Castaño Dulce 2015 - 50 cl.
Quantity:
11,79 £
PK90
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Type of wine Sweet Red Winery Bodegas Castaño Appellation Yecla Grapes Monastrell
Niepoort Tawny Dee
Quantity:
11,83 £
Other Bottle sizes: Demi
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Type of wine Sweet Red Winery Niepoort Appellation Porto Grapes Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz
Hidalgo Pedro Ximénez - 50 cl.
Quantity:
12,29 £
bottle x6: 11,70 £/u. (-5%)
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88
Type of wine Sweet Red Winery Bodegas Emilio Hidalgo Appellation Jerez Manzanilla Grapes Pedro Ximénez
Don PX 2014
Quantity:
13,57 £
PK88
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Type of wine Sweet Red Winery Bodegas Toro Albalá Appellation Montilla Moriles Grapes Pedro Ximénez
Quinta Vale Dona Maria Reserva Porto 2014
Quantity:
13,75 £
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El Maestro Sierra Pedro Ximénez
Quantity:
14,39 £
bottle x6: 13,66 £/u. (-5%)
PK92
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Olivares Dulce Monastrell 2013 - 50 cl.
Quantity:
15,30 £
bottle x6: 14,53 £/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Sweet Red Winery Bodegas Olivares Appellation Jumilla Grapes Monastrell
Niepoort LBV 2012
Quantity:
15,81 £
bottle x6: 15,03 £/u. (-5%)
Other Bottle sizes: Demi
PK92
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Type of wine Sweet Red Winery Niepoort Appellation Porto Grapes Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz
Recóndita Armonía 2013 - 50 cl.
Quantity:
16,31 £
Eco / Bio
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Type of wine Sweet Red Winery Bodegas Gutiérrez de la Vega Appellation Alicante Grapes Monastrell, Syrah
Quinta Vale Dona Maria LBV 2012
Quantity:
16,90 £
Other Bottle sizes: Demi
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Pansal del Calàs 2012 - 50 cl.
Quantity:
17,04 £
bottle x6: 16,17 £/u. (-5%)
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90
Type of wine Sweet Red Winery Celler de Capçanes Appellation Montsant Grapes Garnacha, Cariñena
Niepoort Old Tawny 10 years - 37,5 cl.
Quantity:
17,09 £
bottle x6: 16,22 £/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Sweet Red Winery Niepoort Appellation Porto Grapes Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz
Lustau PX San Emilio
Quantity:
17,09 £
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93
Type of wine Sweet Red Winery Emilio Lustau Appellation Jerez Manzanilla Grapes Pedro Ximénez
Wine in moderation
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