We have teamed up with Naked Wines to bring you some perfect chocolate and wine pairings. Naked Wines innovative approach allows you to get better wines for less, and we have secured a special £60 discount on your first orders for all our customers
Maldon Sea Salt Dark Chocolate
Hand-harvested crunchy Maldon Sea Salt flakes bring out all the flavours of our 70% cocoa dark chocolate from the Nacional in Ecuador.
Emulate and mimic the flavours of this bar when deciding on an appropriate pairing, look for a medium bodied red wine, ideally with notes of cherry, raspberry and plum, soft tannins and elusive smokiness. We recommend a South African Pinotage which was bred in 1925 as a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut. It has hits of spice and gentle qualities the salt in the chocolate will enhance the fruit flavours and blend accordingly with the smokiness.
Naked Wines stocks a lovely bottle of Manley Estate Pinotage 2014 which has oodles of ripe berries and hints of vanilla, giving a lingering smoky sweetness that goes on forever. It’s priced at £11.49 for Angels.
Ecuador 70% Dark Chocolate
Our Intense 70% Ecuadorian chocolate is deep, velvety and forceful with notes of dark fruit, ripened plum and concentrated bitter-sweet smokiness from the ‘ancestral home’ of the cocoa bean.
This perfectly balanced chocolate has the subtle floral, blackcurrant and spice profile of the recently rediscovered Cacao Nacional, “Black Gold” the chocolate of legend.
With its dusky complexity brightened by hints of jammy fruit , this richly nuanced chocolate affords you an opportunity to explore with your pairings – Argentinian Malbec, full bodied with soft tannins and strong notes of cherry and plum would create a wonderfully indulgent treat.
We suggest a bottle for under £10, the Mauricio Lorca Lirico 2015. This bottle comes from the wine-making region of Mendoza which I was fortunate to visit last year. 9/10 of Naked Wines customers would buy this bottle again, so it comes highly recommended!
English Mint Dark Chocolate
Summerdown single estate English mint subtly blended with our organic, fair-trade 70% cacao dark chocolate from Nacional in Ecuador.
Pair this chocolate with a fresh, metallic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The classic mint flavour and rich texture of this dark chocolate bar compliment the elderflower, citron and gooseberry notes in the wine. Only a small piece of chocolate is needed to make a wonderful combination for your taste buds.
We advocate Naked Wines Cause & Effect Oaked Sauvignon Blanc 2016 which recently won a Gold medal at the prestigious IWC awards! This is great for people who love Marlborough Sauv but want something a little different and the versatility works well with Mint.
Crushed Coffee Dark Chocolate
We combine the finest freshest crushed coffee beans from our friends at Pact Coffee with our house organic 70% chocolate from Ecuador. Bite into the bar and feel the texture of these delicious coffee beans.
Sometimes the classic combinations work best, choose deep full bodied red wines which sumptuous ripeness; Cabernet Sauvignon or a rich Italian Borolo would be ideal.
If you are a Cabernet kind of person go for Naked’s Manley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 which is deep ruby-red in colour, with concentrated fruit and a lick of spice. If you prefer a richer wine go for Cordero Barolo DOCG 2012 with angels saving £19 off the regular price.
To receive £60 off your first order please follow the below link.
HOW IT WORKS
1. Angels invest £20 a month into their Naked Wines piggy bank
2. They use the money to invest in talented independent winemakers
3. In return for exclusive wines at insider prices (25%-50% off retail)
4. Which we pass back to our Angels so everyone wins!
ABOUT LOVE COCOA
We are a British chocolate gifting company launched in 2016 by James Cadbury. Our organic chocolate is the ideal gift for birthdays, valentines, mothers day, fathers day and Christmas, or as a thank-you gift, or a sorry! Our chocolate comes in a letterbox friendly parcel, so no more waiting in for the postman.
We also do corporate gifts with bespoke personalisation available.