Red Wine Pairings
Lindt Excellence 85% and Zinfandel
Pair Lindt Excellence 85% with a full-bodied dry red wine to draw out its intense flavour. Zinfandel’s peppery notes and jammy berry flavours achieve the perfect balance by complimenting the earthy tones and fruity character of the dark chocolate for a decadent tasting experience.
Lindt Excellence 90% and Malbec
A bold yet refined and elegant chocolate deserves a full-bodied wine. Malbec’s darker flavours of blackberry, cherry and spice elegantly combine with the chocolates silky texture and rich cocoa notes to bring out its fruity tones. The perfect, sophisticated pairing for lovers of big flavours.
Lindt Excellence Sea Salt with Pinot Noir
A smooth and silky wine – like Pinot Noir – is perfect to sip alongside a square of Lindt Excellence Sea Salt. The tart taste of the sea salt enhances the sweet chocolate flavour whilst balancing the fruity aromas of the wine. The result is a powerful burst of flavour.
Lindt Excellence Mint Intense and Cabernet Sauvignon
For an exceptionally refreshing after-dinner treat, pour a glass of cabernet sauvignon to enjoy with a square of Lindt Excellence Mint Intense. The cool notes in the chocolate pair nicely with crisp minty notes of cold climate cabernet sauvignon. Wines with eucalyptus notes also work exceptionally well with this refreshing chocolate.
Lindt Excellence 70% Smooth Blend and Pinot Noir
A delicate red wine serves to elevate the rich flavour and smooth texture of Lindt Excellence 70%. The fruit-driven aroma and hints of spice characterising a pinot noir serve as a dark backdrop to the chocolate. Alternatively, try a sparkling shiraz for added lightness.
White Wine Pairings
Lindt Excellence Orange Intense with Grüner Veltliner
For a light summery taste, try pairing Lindt Excellence Orange Intense with a Grüner Veltliner. The fruity floral notes of grapefruit, peach and spice in the wine blend seamlessly with the zesty candied orange and almond undertones from the chocolate.
Lindt Excellence Extra Creamy with Chardonnay
Balance out the decadent creams, caramel and honey in our Lindt Excellence Extra Creamy with the tropical fruit flavours in a light Chardonnay. The subtle sweetness of the wine combines with the honeyed flavours in the chocolate to give a summery feel – whatever the weather.