Soma Stratus Dark Chocolate Bar with Icewine Lees
Soma's original idea was to infuse cacao with oak. After an inspired talk with their friends at Stratus Vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake, winemaker J-L Groux sent over an oak barrel partially filled with the residual yeast and grape skins from the winemaking process known as “lees”. They roasted up a batch of cacao beans and added the roasted nibs to the barrel, rolling it around to make sure things were well mixed.
3 months later, an aromatic wine infused cacao emerged. After grinding the nibs, refining and conching—the Stratus bar was born, an experimental and elegant chocolate bar with the subtle flavor of a Stratus wine.
Tasting notes: grapes, wild honey, blackcurrant, walnut, honeysuckle, blue cheese
International Chocolate Awards
2015- World Silver
2016- Canadian Silver
2018- World Bronze
Cacao nibs, organic cane sugar, icewine lees.
May contain traces of nuts, tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, flour, and soy.
The product should be stored in a cool, dry, odorless, and at a temperature between 14 and 20 C.
65g / 2.29oz