| 2005 Two Hands Brave Faces Shiraz & Grenache Barossa Valley Australia|
Barossa Valley, Australia
Deep plum colour with purple hue.
Hints of cedary oak backed by juicy morello cherry and blackberry fruit.
Soft and approachable silky tannins mingle with sweet spice and juicy red fruits. This is a great food wine
perfect with pork belly and porcini mushroom risotto, the dry savory finish the perfect foil for this type of food.
Syrah/Shiraz wines tend to be spicy. As such, syrah/shiraz wines pair excellently with bold flavored meats such as peppered beef, BBQ, and sausages. Syrah/Shiraz wines also work well with spicy cusines such as Mexican and Cajun.
Steak with Mushroom Merlot Sauce Recipe
This steak recipe goes very well with merlot wine - Use some for the sauce, and the rest for your glass!
2 10oz ribeye steaks
2 tsp pepper
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
3 Tbsp butter
6oz shiitake mushrooms
3/4 cup merlot
1 Tbsp thyme
First, salt and pepper steaks on both sides. Heat the vegetable oil to medium high, and then cook steaks for about 3 minutes per side.
Put the steaks on a plate but keep the oil in the pan. Put the butter in the pan, along with the wine, chopped up mushrooms and chopped up shallots and reduce for 5-10 minutes. Pour this sauce over the steaks and serve.