Who Said Easter Was Just For Chocolate?
Mar 2021

Easter with Tynan's View Wines

If you’re a lover of both wine and chocolate, Easter will be looking more cheerful for you with these perfect wine pairings for your long weekend. Tynan’s View’s resident vigneron, Ken Waldron, has curated a limited-edition Autumn Fruits Mixed Bundle to accompany your Easter Friday Feast, Easter Sunday Supper and chocolate indulging. We stock a range of different varieties of wine gift packs.

Matching wine with chocolate is all about balancing tastes whether that’s sweet, sour, bitter or salty. Simply look at the most obvious characteristics of both the wine and the chocolate, as you’ll want to pair chocolate and wine that has a similar style and weight. Often less intense chocolates go well with lighter-bodied wines, while chocolates with more intense flavours can stand up to fuller-bodied vinos.


Dark Chocolate

Pairs well with the following wines:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grenache
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Shiraz

Dark chocolate contains antioxidants, little to no milk, and is relatively low in sugar. This gives it that bitter or dry taste which usually calls for bolder, denser and fuller-bodied red wines. However, your love of dark chocolate will depend on your tolerance to bitterness.

Cabernet Sauvignon and dark chocolate work especially well together and you will find the perfect dark chocolate indulging companion in Tynan’s View’s flagship 2015 Charles Woodland Cabernet Sauvignon. Tynan’s View’s Easter special Autumn Fruits Mixed Bundle includes two bottles of the 2015 Charles Woodland Cabernet Sauvignon and if you love this variety of wine, the bundle also includes two bottles of the 2010 Tynan’s View Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and two bottles of our 2015 GS Limited Release Series Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Autumn Fruits Mixed Bundle is also the perfect pairing for your Easter Sunday roast, and for dessert try a dark chocolate with subtle notes of fruit or mint to bring out the vibrancy of the chocolate without overloading on decadence. Check out our collection of wine for special occasions.


Milk Chocolate

Pairs well with the following wines:

  • Sparkling Reds
  • Muscat
  • Pinot Noir
  • Port

It’s no secret that everybody likes milk chocolate, which is why it’s often the most popular option for Easter.

Milk chocolate has a higher percentage of sugar and milk content so pairs well with fruitier and lower alcohol reds that won’t strip those sweet flavours. Make sure the mild, sweet taste of your milk chocolate matches the complex savoury characteristics of your chosen red, avoiding anything too heavy that will overpower the chocolate.


White Chocolate

Pairs well with the following wine:

  • Sparkling Whites
  • Moscato
  • Riesling
  • Sherry

Although it isn’t technically a true chocolate due to its lack of cacao, we love the creamy melting texture all the same! Especially with the vanilla, caramel and honey flavours to lift the palate when paired with sparkling wines, which tend to be lightly aromatic, fruity and sometimes have a slight spritz. Generally, any wine that is slightly sweeter than the chocolate will make for a great pairing.

Try adding swiss cheese and milk chocolate to your grazing board for a great starter before lunch!

The only way to find your favourite chocolate and wine match is to experiment! Start with the lightest in both wines and chocolates and work your way toward more intense pairings as the bitter flavonoids will increase as the chocolate gets darker, which will disrupt your palate for the lighter tastings.

To make Easter even sweeter this year and to make supporting local South Australian wine even easier Tynan’s View is offering free delivery and 15% off your first order when you subscribe to the newsletter.

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