Billecart Salmon – The Wine Maker27/07/2021
Discovering the best wines to serve with steak is not as hard as it may seem. As a general rule, we serve red wine with red meat, and depending on how the steak is seasoned, it can be paired with almost any red wine.
In this article, we’re going to reveal our favourite top 5 wines to serve with steak and take a closer look at why these reds work so well with the UK’s favourite meaty dish.
High in acidity, Carbenets cut through fatty foods perfectly and provide a wonderful tangy flavour that compliments any good steak. This wine is known as the “People Pleaser” of red wines and for good reason, as they offer the perfect balance.
These wines are produced all over the world and are ideal for beginners. if you’re looking for the best quality our recommendation would be Cabernets from Chile, France and of course Napa Valley in California.
For those who prefer a sweeter flavour of wine, we offer Zinfandel, which comes from a variety of grapes with higher sugar content. It also packs more of a punch with higher alcohol content.
This wine may not be the best choice for steak that has a sweet seasoning, as it can be a little overwhelming. It is, however, perfectly matched with spicy and zesty flavours. Zinfandel clears the pallet and offers a great balance to these types of dishes.
California produces stunning Zinfandels that are high in quality and affordable in price.
Malbec wines are bold and rich in favour, with citrusy notes. They are the perfect wines to serve with steaks, however, we would recommend you stick to leaner cuts as the richness of the wine can be overpowering with fattier cuts of meat.
Argentina produces fantastic Malbecs as does France and California. Malbec is often a great choice if you’re holding a dinner party, as it is often very popular amongst wine drinkers and a great talking note.
Looking for wines to serve with steak that’s on the fattier side? Then Shiraz is definitely the wine to try. Perfectly matched with cuts such as ribeye, these wines are robust and heavy, ideal for balance.
There is quite a bit of variety when it comes to Shiraz, as they are very much subject to the climate they are grown in. For a rich, peppery Shiraz wine we suggest you choose a bottle from France, whereas for full-bodied and softer tannins, we suggest you choose a warmer climate such as Crete or Australia.
For tender cuts such as filet mignon, that are seasoned with salt and pepper, we recommend a light Pinot Noir. Its fruitiness and subtle oakiness complement the gentle flavors of the steak beautifully.
For Peppercorn seasoning you may wish to try a smokier Pinot Noir as the smokiness of the wine really brings out the flavour of the seasoning. For the best Pinot Noirs, we look to France.
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