After Dark X Dark Chocolate

Our signature semi-sweet fortified Durif - After Dark - belongs with all kinds of dark chocolate desserts. Around 70% cacao is ideal to contrast with the wine's sweetness.

Need some inspiration? We've compiled a list of flavours & ingredients we've found pair well with this wine style. We'd love to hear of any great food / recipe matches you discover when enjoying our wines, so drop us a line on email or social media.

AFTER DARK GOES WITH...

Dark chocolate 

Fruits (& vege)
raspberries, red currants & other red berries
cherries
plums
prunes
blackberries
beetroot

Nuts 
hazelnuts
walnuts
pecans
roasted almonds
smoked or spiced nuts

Warm spices
chilli
ginger
nutmeg
paprika

RECIPE: THE BEST BROWNIE OF ALL TIME

We've always been a little underwhelmed by brownies... they promise so much but are often a touch too dry, a touch too sweet, a touch too fudgy... that is, until our friend Naomi delivered a freshly baked brownie slab on the arrival of our baby girl. Rich, textural and satisfying all in one chocolatey mouthful.

This recipe is by Poh, who shared the same sentiment until she tried her friend Priyant's brownies. As had our friend Naomi, until she tried Poh's. As had we, until we tried Naomi's. So we're passing this goodie down the line to you!

If matching with our After Dark, you could definitely have a play with some warm spices in your brownie mix. The controlled tannins in the wine can handle a bit of chilli!

Priyant's Double Chocolate Pecan Brownies

Or keep things super simple and grab a block of artisan dark chocolate. In our neck of the woods, check out Bright Chocolate's single-origin craft chocolate or Renaissance Chocolates who use Belgian Couverture.