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Spotlight On: Casa Larga Champagne in the Holiday Collection

Wine bottle with Holiday

When Jennifer Posey first created the Holiday Collection, she tried to incorporate the signature smells, sights, sounds, tastes and textures of the cheerful season into the truffles. The Champagne Pomegranate truffle in particular has a story of its own.

The pomegranate flavor was inspired by pomosa drinks, which are similar to mimosas, except orange juice is substituted for pomegranate juice. To recreate this flavor, we enrobed it in a dark chocolate ganache spiked with champagne and pomegranate liqueur. As for the champagne aspect: We like adding some alcohol to our chocolate. Goat Cheese Whiskey Fig, anyone? So, when it came to the Champagne Pomegranate truffle, it seemed only fitting to use champagne in a holiday truffle, as it’s arguably the best drink for holidays and celebration.

With partnerships with a handful of local wineries, of course we used one of their champagnes. In the past, we have used Hunt Country Vineyards'. This year, we are featuring Casa Larga’s Blanc de Blanc Chardonnay Sparkling Wine. Casa Larga’s version has strong flavors of apple and honey for a crisp texture. Completely comprised of Chardonnay grapes, the wine uses only the juice from the first pressing. The sharp crispness is achieved by picking the grapes early in the season. Aside from chocolate, the Blanc de Blanc goes well with cheese, egg dishes, seafood and fruit desserts.

The Holiday Collection is available for purchase online and at our shop at 674 South Avenue. rf

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