Aromas and flavours are the direct legacy of a lush terroir and a generous past.
The trees of the Plantation, descending from the Mayan era, have inherited a unique heritage.
The entire Lanquín Valley makes its imprint on this exceptional chocolate: the root exchanges fruit the beans while the nearby waterfalls imbue them with refreshing notes.
A genuine Garden of Eden, in places, the Plantation gives into the wildness of the fauna and flora.
Encircled by wild forest
A very special climate dominates the valley. The abundance of spring water and the vibrant canopy that protects the beans foster their growth.
In this completely unique Plantation, extreme care is taken with the trees. In return, the Plantation offers them bean-rich pods at each picking.
The decisive fermentation stage is always carried out in the Plantations
After picking, the cocoa beans are placed in wooden boxes and covered with banana leaves. They stay there for six days, in a shelter that becomes a steam oven. During this period, the aromas trapped in the beans are released and enriched with new nuances.
Roasting, which consists of heating the cocoa beans to extract the paste, highlights these aromas and refines them further. The end result is an exceptional cocoa, with unique and complex flavours.
The CLUIZEL Manufacture tailors the roasting process to the cocoa beans of the La Laguna Plantation.
Top notes of plum and toasted cocoa…
give way to the rounder heart notes of apples cooked in butter …
Liquorice pierces through this sweetness, pre-empting the finish notes.
The finish forms a subtle minty bouquet of tropical chilli and tangy fruit.
give way to the rounder heart notes of apples cooked in butter … Liquorice pierces through this sweetness, announcing the bottom notes. The finish forms a subtle minty bouquet of tropical chilli and tangy fruit.
Our La Laguna bars
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