With our Celebration of Steak in full swing, we thought we’d ask our friends at Virgin Wines to come up with some tasty wine suggestions to match with our Sirloin Steaks. Here’s what they had to recommend…
A piece of beef or steak naturally needs a tannic, powerful wine to complement the texture of the meat, so this is the perfect occasion to bring out the big hitting reds. A good bottle of Bordeaux would make a classic match for a Sirloin Steak but this cut of meat will also naturally stand up to something a bit more fruit forward and juicy. Australia is the home of this style of wine, in particular Shiraz, but a New World Cabernet Sauvignon, Californian Zinfandel or Argentinean Malbec would all make a tasty alternative.
Here are a few of our top choices:
Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2009
This is one of our best ever selling wines. You only need to take a glance at its ratings to see how popular it is. The wine is a wonderful Chilean take on top-flight Bordeaux. It’s a rich and textured Cabernet at its best, with beautiful, sweet oak flavours. It is lavish and decadent and will be the perfect accompaniment to a succulent sirloin steak.
Fincas del Sur Malbec 2011
A relatively new wine to our range and already going down a storm. Made exclusively for us by our friends at Familia Zuccardi, this is a rich, full-bodied red with swathes of damson and blackcurrant fruit. It has perfectly integrated toasty French oak and majestically ripe tannins that deliver a silky smooth finish. The wine is a full-throttle red, which will work a dream with juicy cuts of steak.
The Black Pig Single Vineyard Clare Valley Shiraz 2010
Another customer favourite, this is a brilliant example of a value driven Aussie Shiraz. Teamed with sirloin, the rich meaty texture of this wine will work wonderfully in harmony with the steak. Named after the winemaker’s tribe of black pigs, this is a delicious smooth and mouth filling wine which is full of intense dark fruit.
All these wines can be purchased at www.virginwines.co.uk