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Recipe: Chocolate Drunken Fruit Truffles

 

These quick and easy fruity truffles are delightful to share with loved ones over a cup of tea or coffee. Serve with aged Grand Tawny Port or Classic Muscat for the complete indulgent experience. Perfect to make as gifts for a special occasion.

We have a preference for dark chocolate, but feel free to substitute with milk chocolate or use dairy-free chocolate and cake to make them suitable for vegan diets.

 

 

Prep 20 mins ∙ Standing Time 1 hour ∙ Makes 24 ∙ Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried fruit, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. orange zest, finely grated
  • ¼ cup fortified wine
  • 125g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 250g (2½ cups) cake crumbs
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut

Method

  • Put dried fruit in a bowl with some boiled water for 10-15 minutes then strain.
  • Mix fruit, orange zest and fortified wine of your choice.
  • Melt chocolate pieces using a double boiler or microwave in a glass bowl.
  • Add melted chocolate and cake crumbs to the fruit mixture and mix well.
  • Place coconut into a shallow bowl ready for coating truffles.
  • Roll mixture into small even balls with your hands, then roll each ball in coconut.
  • Keep in fridge or freezer until ready to use.
  • Devour!
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Chocolate and Wine Lovers Unite

Winter Warming Fortifieds and Chocolates

Sweet tooths were satisfied at this special event as part of the Barossa Seasons Winter 2018 events held on July 7th-8th.

Fortified winemaking is considered one of our specialties. Liebich family members have been grape growers and winemakers in the Barossa Valley for almost 100 years. We are extremely proud to be keeping Barossa and family traditions alive.

Over 70 people were served a set of Janet’s homemade chocolate truffles matched with the range of premium aged fortified varieties in four tasting sessions in the cosy barrel shed. Ron welcomed everyone and talked about his passion for fortified wines and about how the different flavour profiles and winemaking characteristics make each grape variety so special.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine and Chocolate pairings were:

Classic Frontignac – White chocolate spiced fruit and orange

Classic Muscat – Milk chocolate roasted almond, apricot and honey

Classic Semillon – Dark chocolate salted caramel ganache

Grand Tawny – Dark chocolate glazed fig and Rare Tawny

Congratulations to our social media competition winner Louise who won a pair of tickets to the event, and also to Cassie who won the draw for a bottle of Rare Semillon for signing up to our mailing list over the weekend.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we appreciate people getting out on a winter’s afternoon to relax in the Barossa.

See more photos here

 

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Winter Warming Fortifieds and Chocolate Truffles

Be taken on a journey of flavour through four varieties of premium fortified wines matched to divine handmade chocolate truffles. Liebichwein’s luscious fortifieds are renowned for quality throughout the Barossa region.

Wines to enjoy are Fortified Classic Frontignac, Classic Muscat, Classic Semillon and Grenache-based Grand Tawny. These award winning dessert wines blended from a selection of barrels over a 25 year time span.

The finest chocolate coated truffles are sweet spiced berries, apricot & roasted almond, salted caramel ganache and a special glazed fig and Rare Tawny truffle.

Bookings essential as seats are limited. Please allow 30-40 minutes for the tasting experience.

Family friendly event with drinks and games suitable for children.

4 session times available

Saturday July 7 & Sunday July 8, 2018

2:00  – 3:00 pm

3:30 – 4:30 pm

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Rare Fortified to Celebrate 25 Years of Liebichwein

Rare Semillon

A very old and very special fortified wine to uphold our family Barossa traditions!

This rare Semillon was sourced from 20 year old barrels started with a small amount of wine from Ron’s Grandfather Benno Liebich’s 80 year old barrel. All Liebichwein fortified wines are made from grapes grown on the property in the southern end of Barossa Valley.

Liebich Rare Semillon is released specially for Liebichwein’s 25th Anniversary. An exquisite aged fortified in extremely limited quantity of 300 bottles that are specially printed with gold ink with a cork stopper and wax seal.

Proud winner of a gold medal and trophy at the 2017 Barossa Wine Show for Best Museum White Fortified.

Taste Notes:
Simply magical liquid gold! Gorgeous rich and complex nose capturing the essence of fruit cake and burnt toffee. The palate clearly shows wonderfully developed aged flavours and great intensity. A super smooth and syrupy mouthful carries the explosion of nutty and toffee richness. It all ends with a luscious sweetness and lingering persistence.

$70 per 375mL bottle

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Barossa Wine Show Winners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barossa Wine Show 2017 judging was held in September. Liebichwein are very proud to report that their fortified wines received the following awards:

  • Gold medal and overall Trophy for Best Museum White Fortified – Liebich Rare Semillon
  • Silver medal  – Liebichwein Classic Muscat

See all results from the competition here.