Perijá 75 (Venezuela) – extra fine

CHF 11.40

This exquisitely elegant Cru de Terroir is the epitome of finesse and sensuality. It reveals a satiny touch on the palate, with berry aromas that evolve towards intense powdery and cacao notes.

Description

Originating from the southwest of Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela, Porcelana is considered to be the purest expression of Criollo cacao.

Probably the world’s finest and most valuable cacao, its name comes from the white, almost translucent colour of the mature pods.

Fragile and highly vulnerable to diseases and pests, Porcelana almost disappeared, replaced by less demanding and more profitable crops. It remains extremely rare today.

Its delightful delicacy, perfect harmony and sweetness have led it to be considered as a veritable Grail among connoisseurs.

Additional information
Weight 70 g
chocolate

extra fine dark chocolate

cacao

75%

origin

Zulia State, Venezuela

terroir

Sierra de Perijá

variety

Criollo Porcelana

harvest

2017

tasting notes

silky and sensual. Aromas of red fruits and rose followed by hints of hazelnuts on an intense cocoa background.

roasting

54 min at 105°C

conching

44 hours

maturation

14 days

ingredients

shelled cacao beans (Venezuela), raw cane sugar, cocoa butter, whole cane sugar. Cocoa solids: 75 % minimum

allergy

Soy, gluten, dairy, egg and nut free

Nutrition information/100g

Energy: 597 kcal (2469 KJ), Fat: 45g (of which saturated: 29g), Carbohydrate: 29g (of which sugars: 24g), Fiber: 10g, Protein: 9g, Salt: 0.1g