26 | COCOA WINE
26 | COCOA WINE
A white wine without grapes.
Cacao Wine is the fruit of a culinary and wine adventure, between LOV Ferments, François Chartier World LAB . We have meticulously selected the cocoa mucilage, exploring its complexities to highlight the aromatic freshness of this natural gem. Each stage, from fermentation to aging, has been carried out with deep respect for the ingredients and an unwavering passion for quality. The result is a cocoa pulp drink that challenges oenological conventions, suggesting a cocoa wine thanks to its notable similarities with traditional wine, thus opening new paths in fermentation.
In a creative and expert partnership, we teamed up with renowned winemaker François Chartier and his team at the Chartier World LAB to bring the innovative 'cocoa wine' to life. With vast experience in wine aromas and molecules, as well as in the world of cocoa, Chartier brought a transformative perspective that turned this collaboration into an exceptional experience. We fuse aromatic knowledge, cocoa tradition and the audacity to expand the boundaries of fermentation, creating a masterpiece that defies expectations and opens new horizons in beverage making and enjoyment.
SUSTAINABILITY AND DIVERSITY
With our Cocoa Wine we are reclaiming the role of other sources of sugar in the production of high-quality alcoholic beverages. By using cocoa mucilage, we are celebrating the diversity of flavors that nature offers us and that fermentation creates and corrects, while advocating for sustainable and planet-friendly practices. This wine is more than a drink; is a reminder of the importance of exploring new frontiers in beverage making.
Water, sugar, cocoa mucilage, yeast, coriander seeds, osmanthus flower
This "cocoa pulp wine" has an intense yellow color, marked by a complex aromatic profile reminiscent of passion fruit, mango and mandarin, not unlike certain white wines from southwestern France. On the palate, this dry wine has a lively and round, almost tense attack, with bright flavors of exotic fruit and yellow stone fruit (apricot and peach), with a subtle touch of white flowers that is almost reminiscent of vanilla. A very long finish makes this dry wine a great companion for high-flying pairings.
Based on the science of aromatic harmony created by Francois Chartier, it can be combined with ingredients that share the same aromatic molecules as the 3 aromatic clues of Cocoa wine (Osmanthus flower, Coriander seed and cocoa wine).
Apricot, Almond, Bergamot, Butter, Cheese, Passion fruit, Jasmine, Mint, Honey, Hazelnut, Coconut, Peach, Shiso, Maple syrup, Vanilla , Asparagus, Avocado, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Date, Orange Blossom, Laurel, Pine Nut, Green Olive, Pink Grapefruit, Turmeric, White Pepper, Apple, Rosemary, Thyme, Yuzu , blood orange, ginger, lime.
12 Editions per year
Every month we reveal a new limited edition, a drink like never before to surprise even the most daring, like you.
Unique and Unrepeatable
Each edition is the unique result of an unrepeatable fermentation process that unites bold exploration and temporary innovation.
History and culture
By applying modern fermentation techniques to recipes of ancient and multicultural inspiration, we open doors to a new paradigm.