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Red Wine and Dark Chocolate Pairing Notes with Graham Markel, founder and winemaker of Buona Notte Winery of Oregon

Red Wine and Dark Chocolate Pairing Notes with Graham Markel, founder and winemaker of Buona Notte Winery of Oregon.

We’ve partnered with Graham Markel, the mastermind (co-founder and winemaker) at Buona Notte Wines to bring you a dreamy red wine and dark chocolate pairing menu. Graham’s passion for food and wine flourished from an early age - spending time at his Mother, Peggy Markel’s Tuscan culinary school and travels through out his youth. It was along the way that Nathan Miller and Graham’s paths crossed while both were chefs working at Boulder, Colorado The Kitchen restaurant. More recently Graham has been honing his skills under Antica Terra's Maggie Harrison and Hiyu Wine Farm’s Master Sommelier, Nate Ready. Now both craft makers in wine and chocolate respectively, Graham and Nathan team up to craft a tasting menu.
Dark Chocolate and Red Wine Pairing NotesDark Chocolate and Red Wine Pairing Notes from Nathan Miller Chocolate. Madagascar 73.5%, Ghana 70%, Peru 72%, and Dark Coffee.

Madagascar 73.5% Dark Chocolate + Malbec, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, or Barbera.

 

Peru 72% Dark Chocolate + Syrah, Merlot, Malbec, Zinfandel, or Sangiovese.

 

Ghana 70% Dark Chocolate + Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, or Barbera.

 

Dark Coffee Chocolate + Syrah, Merlot, or Zinfandel.

 

Our top pick: Try the Buona Notte Cento Per Cento + Madagascar 73.5% Dark 

Buona Notte Cento Per Cento

Cento Per Cento Sangiovese

 

“a hundred for a hundred” (100% Sangiovese) has high tones of cherry, plum and fresh cut, young roses anchored by sagebrush, dust, and whole cluster baking spices. Full of flavor yet light on its feet, it's great with classic Italian dishes like Pappa al Pomodoro and pizza. Cento per Cento shines on its own, best shared amongst family and friends.

 

13% ALC/VOL

75% WHOLE CLUSTER

90% NEUTRAL FRENCH PUNCHEONS | 10% AUSTRIAN OAK

COLUMBIA VALLEY AVA

 

Pair with....

Madagascar 73.5% Dark Chocolate by Nathan Miller Chocolate pairing with Red Wine

 

Madagascar 73.5% Dark Chocolate

 

How does it taste? of dried white raisin & apricot.

 

What pairs well with it? We especially enjoy this one paired with food or beverages that have a mild sweetness, like a dry, oaky red wine. The deep flavor is a perfect one or two bite indulgence, easy to enjoy over a few days or share among friends. Is it possible for a chocolate to taste better in front of a fire? We think this one does.

 

Ingredients Dark chocolate made with organic cacao, organic cane sugar, & organic cacao butter.

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