Moonstruck Chocolate Co., a gourmet chocolate maker headquartered in Portland, Oregon, has introduced a product collaboration with four of the Willamette Valley's top wineries – Stoller Family Estate, Montinore Estate, Sokol Blosser Winery and Erath Winery.
Stunning views and superior wines make the Willamette Valley a top destination for wine tasters from around the world. With over 500 wineries in the American Viticultural Area (AVA), the region produces spectacular wines that pair beautifully with exquisite chocolate.
"Moonstruck Chocolate elevated alcohol-infused chocolates with our Craft Distillers and Brewery Collections," said Moonstruck Chocolate CEO Russell Sneddon. "A winery collection is a natural extension, and of course we started with Oregon's most loved region."
The Willamette Valley Winery Collection of 12 chocolate truffles guides tasters through a flight of its top varietals. Each truffle captures the distinct essence of the wine from which it was made. The collection features four wine varietals – Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Rosé and Pinot Noir. It contains 4% ABV, so consumers must be at least 21 years of age to indulge.
The truffles include:
- Stoller Chardonnay Truffle: Milk chocolate ganache and Stoller Chardonnay come together in a dark chocolate shell, featuring hints of citrus and a background of woody notes.
- Montinore Gewurztraminer Truffle: A blend of ivory and milk chocolate ganache with Gewurztraminer wine, a hint of creamy peach and other fruit notes, in a milk chocolate shell.
- Sokol Blosser Rose Truffle: Ivory chocolate ganache with Sokol Blosser Rose, a hint of strawberry and a background of fruit notes, in an ivory chocolate shell.
- Erath Pinot Noir Truffle: A blend of milk and dark chocolate ganache with Erath Pinot Noir, a hint of spicy cherry and a background of woody notes, in a dark chocolate shell.
The Willamette Valley Winery Collection retails for $35 and is available at Moonstruck Chocolate Cafés, online at moonstruckchocolate.com, through wine partners and at select retailers across the country.