You read that right. And no, we’re not talking about hints of chocolate in Moscato. We’re talking about honest-to-god, real chocolate thrown in with nondescript red wine.
Introduced in 2009, ChocoVine was one of the first to venture into this blend. The initial reception was not terribly negative but the wine had a hard time finding its place in the market. Some compared it to Baileys while others wanted it to be a true wine.
Few other wineries have dipped their toes into this. Trentadue injects a “tiny amount” of chocolate into their Chocolate Amore, and Cholais is making its world debut this year. But over all, this niche hasn’t really taken off just yet.