A Chianti Classico Riserva is Good with Pan-Fried Steaks in a Cream and Brandy Sauce

Welfordian Steaks are rump steaks pan-fried in a mushroom, cream and brandy sauce.  A very good recipe from Supercook.  We served the steaks with chips and asparagus.

This lovely meal deserved to be paired with a decent bottle of wine, so we opened a bottle of Canonica a Cerreto Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 from the Sunday Times Wine Club. They describe this oak-aged Sangiovese with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot as a top of the range Super Tuscan.

We tasted smooth red fruits, especially cherries, with spiciness and a tinge of liquorice.  We thought the wine was a good match with the steak.IMG_0571

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