Getting a great Shiraz and chocolate match isn’t difficult if you have great wines to choose from and of course some premium chocolate. A successful Shiraz with chocolate match requires a youthful, rich and fruit forward Shiraz that isn’t too mature or doesn’t display too much pepper and spice. Then grab yourself some really good quality dark chocolate, like Lindt, and you’re set. It really is that easy and delicious – well mostly. It may still require a little bit of fun experimentation.
To really get your tastebuds going and try matching Shiraz and chocolate for yourself, the Centre Stage Shiraz selection in our latest catalogue Vino Spectacular is the perfect place to start. The pack includes three Shiraz from the stellar regions of McLaren Vale and Yarra Valley. Then as a delicious comparison there are three blends – Shiraz Viognier, Shiraz Cabernet Merlot and Shiraz Grenache – from Mt Benson, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley.
Next it is down to the shops to stock up on some premium quality dark chocolate. We’d recommend starting with the Lindt Excellence range of dark chocolates as they generally have a high cacao content and low sugar levels – perfect for red wines! The Lindt Excellence dark chocolates are available as 85% Cacao, 50% Cacao, or with orange, raspberry, blueberry, caramel, sea salt and more.
Once you have tried out your own combinations at home, we’d love to hear from you to let us know what your favourite combination was. Enjoy!