Stratus, with icewine lees

Collections: Microbatch Bars

New batch release

Our original idea was to infuse cacao with oak. After an inspired talk with 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”. We 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 flavour of a Stratus wine.

Origin: Stratus Vineyards. Niagara-On-the-Lake, Canada + Costa Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Cacao content: 70%
Tasting notes: grapes, wild honey, blackcurrant, walnut, honeysuckle, blue cheese

Awards:
International Chocolate Awards World
2015- World Silver
2016- Canadian Silver
2018- World Bronze

65g

*All our products may contain traces of nuts, tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, flour, and soy

$12.00

UPDATE MAR 24: We have decided to shut down operations for 14 days for our little team to self isolate, recharge and do our part to protect this beautiful community. In the next couple of days we will work on getting all present orders out. The news is changing every hour but the present plan is to reopen the web store and resume shipping and drive and drop services April 7th. Until then we will keep connecting, post updates, and be checking emails remotely to answer any questions you might have.