Calling all sugar-lovers!! This wine and food pairing will knock your sweet-tooth right out of it’s socket. Here in Argentina, people are big fans of all things sweet. It is not uncommon to eat something sweet 3 times a day: for breakfast, for an afternoon snack, and of course, for dessert. A very typical Argentine dessert is the Chocotorta. A torta (cake) made with these cookies as it’s main ingredient: Chocolinas

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Here at the Anuva Wine Tasting we decided to see how one of our favorite dessert wines would pair with another classic Argentine dessert- An OREO TORTA!

This recipe is super simple, here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 packets of Oreo cookies
  • 300 grams of Dulce de Leche
  • 200 grams of cream

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Let’s begin!! First step: chop up all your oreo cookies with a mixer

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Add about 200 grams of that oh-so-sweet dulce de leche to your cookie mush.  Then mix.  (Go ahead, get your hands dirty!)

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Mmm yes.  Your sweet tooth is loving this. Next step, spread out your gooey cookie/dulce de leche mix into a pan.  Make sure the pan is not too big so that a thin layer of the mix spreads out evenly across the entire pan (unlike ours…) then add a thin layer of dulce de leche. (Yes, you read that correctly, more dulce de leche)

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Now it’s time to whip the cream! You’ll want a consistency that looks something like this:

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Add a layer of cream on top and then put it in the fridge few hours. After those few (never-ending) hours, grab a plate and go to town!

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Here’s Paola, our wonderful kitchen manager, enjoying a slice of her own very own handiwork 🙂

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And now… what to pair with this sugar bomb?? We’ve decided there would be nothing greater than the Laborum Single Vineyard Torrontés de Otoño by El Porvenir de Cafayate. 

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If you like sweets you must like sweet wine.  And this sweet wine knows what’s it’s talking about.  Made from torrontés grapes in Cafayate, Salta in the north of Argentina these grapes had their fair share of sunshine.  And sunshine = SUGAR (and alcohol, of course).  So yes, sugar paired with more sugar.  YUM.