An Argentinian Malbec is Very Good with Barbecued Sirloin Steak Marchand de Vin

One of our favourite recipes is Bifteck Marchand de Vin, which is beef stew cooked in a red wine sauce.  (See here for a wine pairing with this dish.)  We found a recipe on the Barbecue Bible website called Hanger Steak Marchand de Vin that we thought we might enjoy.

We barbecued sirloin steak instead of hanger.  The Marchand de Vin sauce contains red wine, bacon, shallots, garlic, mushroom, beef stock, parsley, salt and pepper.  We served the steak with sauté potatoes and mushrooms.2015-06-21 14.31.27

We opened a bottle of Mauricio Lorca Angel’s Reserve Malbec 2013, a full-bodied Argentinian red from Naked Wines.  We detected sweet black fruits on the nose and this sweetness followed through on the palate with blackcurrant flavours and a generally smooth finish, with some acidity.  A very good match with the steak.

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