Chocolate Raspberry Port

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  1. photoactivist

    photoactivist Vintage Raelity

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    I'm about to start a Chocolate Raspberry Port from fresh ingredients. No kits for Vintage Raelity, baby!

    It's going to feature fresh ruby raspberries, Ghirardelli dark chocolate, heavily toasted oak, and almonds.

    Keep an eye out for the recipe.
     
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  2. photoactivist

    photoactivist Vintage Raelity

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    Well, the initial wine that was fortified was amazing. Fragrant and alluring. Unfortunately, I think I used the wrong chocolate. I used a Ghirardelli 100% cocoa baking bar; but in retrospect, I think I should have used Dutch processed cocoa. It has a lower ph, and is less bitter.
    I'm going to rack this week for the third month, and try some, so maybe some time will have helped. But we'll see.
     
  3. photoactivist

    photoactivist Vintage Raelity

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    Finally bottled after one year of bulk aging, and tried a bit left over. I was pleasantly surprised, it was right along where the taste should be! No longer the disappointment it had been months ago. I've made ten bottles, kept two or three for myself and distributed the rest with implicit instructions to wait till 2019 to open. A couple of sailors I sent to were quite excited about it, along with a very old friend of mine (who happens to be the only friend that drinks port).
    So, hey... This may just work.


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  4. Burton Kent

    Burton Kent Junior

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    You promised to share the recipe?!?
     
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    Country Senior Member

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    PandemoniumWines Save the Winos

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    I recently bottled a chocolate strawberry that I, too, had aged on a 100% ghiradelli bar.. I thought I messed it up too. Now, it’s fairly amazing. Next time I want to add chocolate, I’ll do it the same way!
     
  7. Burton Kent

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    Y'all are teases. Recipe please?!?
     
  8. salcoco

    salcoco Veteran Wine Maker Supporting Member

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    visit winemaking.jackkeller.net he has the recipe plus on his blog he has a recommendation on use of chocolate powder.
     

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