Naive - Dark Chocolate - Rugoso Special Nano Lot 67%Naive
What is Nano_Lot?
Nano_Lot cocoas are available on an extremely limited basis and consequently only at specific times of the year, meaning once they are gone, they are gone. Those that Naive has chosen to feature boast the highest ratings, are of rarest quantities and provide the unique tasting experience. We strongly believe that these are the world's best cocoas because of the amount of R&D given to them.
This is the famous Nicaraguan variety Domantas Uzpalis have been connected to via various scenarios during his chocolate maker career. Actually, the very first time he was able to investigate this cocoa closely was during the field trip at test plantation more than 4 years ago in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. He has been lucky to secure the very last 40 kg of this very special lot that was supervised and preserved by mad cocoa fermentation scientist Zoi Papalexandratou Ph.D. in mid-2015. Let us take you on a taste experience of the deep and remote northern highlands of Nicaraguan mountains.
Rugoso Special: This lot is made with real attention to detail and is prepared with absolute precision. Domantas Uzpalis has been looking at technical specs also doing aromatic test batches and it brought him a huge excitement and respect to this hand-engineered raw material.
Pod: Trinitario hybrid mainly originating from the Nothern Highlands of Nicaragua, analyzed by geneticists as possible grandfather to the Criollo trees in Venezuela's famed valleys of cacao. Recognized by its typical rough exterior and orange colour, this natural ruby got awarded with the Cocoa of Excellence Award of 2015.
Bean: The cocoa contains 20% of white beans and the rest is purple or lilac in colour. This special batch is 1048 kg of total volume and is fermented as a single lot in cascade boxes and sun-dried for 7 days on wooden platforms.
Flavour: Initial taste of ripe strawberries and wheat beer followed by kiwi fruit tones and subtle leather aroma, with a sparkling sensorial feel in the back of the throat and on the side of the tongue.
Aftertaste: Slim film of chocolate covers the tongue for around 5 minutes.
Quality: Spectacular quality profile with a negative presence of bitterness or astringency, although has a specific characteristic in its aroma and flavour.
cacao, sugar, cacao butter.
Weight: 2 x 20 g