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Chocolate and wine are an amazing duo, they truly bring out the best in each other. This gift set is the perfect tasting collection to indulge a wine and chocolate lover. Offering four chocolate bricks, each with a different cocoa content, BRIX chocolates are specifically blended to complement wine. The natural tannins in cocoa prime the palate for the tannins of the wine, allowing other flavors in the wine to shine. We carefully selected two wines to pair with a specific "brick" of chocolate.Wine Gift Includes:
- BRIX Chocolate Sampler:
Includes four 4 ounce chocolate bricks (extra dark 70%, medium dark 60%, smooth dark 54%, and milk 46%.
- Landmark Overlook Pinot Noir:
Three of the California's most sought after coastal growing regions brilliantly meld together in this deeply flavored, stylish and truly balanced Pinot Noir.
- Chateau Peymouton Bordeaux:
This wine, dominated by red fruit (plum, cherry) a nuanced touch of nutmeg is medium bodied.
Wine gift sets & baskets may be packaged with the bottles separately boxed for their protection during shipment. Pursuant to state laws in New York, gifts that contain both food and wine will be sent in two separate packages.
One of the most difficult yet rewarding grapes to grow, Pinot Noir is commonly referred to by winemakers as the “heartbreak grape.” However, the greatest red wines of Burgundy prove that it is unquestionably worth the effort. More reflective than most varieties of the land on which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate, requires low yields to achieve high quality, and demands care in the vineyard and lots of attention in the winery. It is an important component of Champagne and the only variety permitted in red Burgundy. Pinot Noir enjoys immense popularity internationally, most notably in Oregon, California, and New Zealand.
In the Glass
Pinot Noir Is all about red fruit—strawberry, raspberry, and cherry. It is relatively pale in color with soft tannins and lively acidity. It ranges in body from very light to the heavier side of medium, typically landing somewhere in the middle—giving it extensive possibilities for food pairing. With age (of which the best examples can handle an astounding amount), it can develop hauntingly beautiful characteristics of fresh earth, autumn leaves, and truffles.
Pinot’s healthy acidity cuts through the oiliness of pink-fleshed fish like salmon, ocean trout, and tuna. Its mild mannered tannins don’t fight with spicy food, and give it enough structure to pair with all sorts of poultry—chicken, quail, and especially duck. As the namesake wine of Boeuf Bourguignon, it can even match with heavier fare. Pinot Noir is also very vegetarian-friendly—most notably with any dish that features mushrooms.
Pinot Noir is dangerously drinkable, highly addictive, and has a bad habit of emptying the wallet. Look for affordable but still delicious examples from Germany (as Spätburgunder), Italy (as Pinot Nero), Chile, New Zealand, and France’s Loire Valley and Alsace regions.