Naive - Dark Chocolate - Nicalizo Special Nano LotNaive
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 with which Naive has been connected to via various scenarios during their chocolate making path. Actually, the very first time the maker was able to investigate this cocoa closely was during the field trip at test plantation more than 4 years ago in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Naive has been lucky to secure the very last 60kg 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.
Pod: Trinitatio-Acriollado variety mainly originating from the Nothern Highlands of Nicaragua, analyzed by geneticist as possible grandfather to the Criollo trees in Venezuela's famed valleys of cocoa. This variety can be recognised phenotypically by its orange reddish smooth surface and moderate size.
Bean: This cocoa contains 20% of white beans and the rest is purple or lilac in colour. This special batch is 785 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 fresh apples and cherries followed by honey and a little bit of dairy notes that appear in a few seconds of time.
Aftertaste: Initial punch is followed by lingering chocolate aftertaste for almost 9 minutes.
Quality: This is a well-executed chocolate with just a subtle touch of astringency and bitterness in the very end. It is medium fat and quite punchy product without noticeable off-flavour characteristics.
cacao, sugar*, cacao butter*
Weight: 55 g