How to match wine with chocolate
We agree, it's not the most obvious or easy agreement. But how can you do without chocolate! For dessert or in the evening before going to bed, there is always an opportunity to eat chocolate! At Easter or Christmas, we are used to giving chocolates as gifts and it is often the moment to taste them with a good glass of wine.
The first good reflex is, of course, to choose good products, whether for wine or for chocolate! Then, depending on the chocolate content, the choice of your wine may be different. Let's have a look together!
Champagne or white wine with chocolate
If you opt for a sweet chocolate around 50% cocoa, you can start with a rosé champagne made from pinot noir or a Chenin demi-sec to stimulate the taste buds.
A red wine with chocolate!
Between 70 and 75% cocoa, prefer a red wine from the Corbières appellation with a strong Carignan base. Petites Caves 's advicefor a 100% chocolate dessert is to go for a natural sweet wine such as Rasteau or Maury! A pure pleasure!
Chocolate also goes very well with aged red wines made from predominantly Grenache grapes, such as a Châteauneuf du Pape. The tannins contained in the wine respond to the power of the cocoa and underline the taste of a ganache or a dark chocolate fondant.
Avoid dry white wine and rosé, which contain too much acidity for chocolate! The same goes for champagne, unless you choose a rosé champagne as mentioned above.
A natural wine with chocolate
Discover our selection of wines to accompany chocolate click here or on the image below.
If you need further advice, please refer to ourLet us guide you through our selection of natural wines at Petites Caves ! Use our filters by colour, by region or by food pairing. Our sommelier Tom and his team of wine selectors will help you make the right choice and above all make great discoveries: our wines are naturalsometimes without sulphitesOur wines are natural, sometimes without sulphites, in order to respect the aromas of the wine as much as possible.