Pairings | Rosé Champagne
The best wine pairings for steak tartare
Should you drink the same sort of full-bodied red wine with steak tartare - raw chopped beef - as you would with a grilled steak?
It is, of course, raw rather than rare which means doesn’t have the grilled surface for big tannic reds to latch on to - and it’s often served as a starter which may lead you to a lighter wine. On the other hand it’s generally well seasoned with ingredients such as capers, mustard and Tabasco so you do need a wine that can cope with a bit of spice.
Personally I like a light juicy red wine with my steak tartare but there are other good options
4 good wine matches for steak tartare
I'm a big fan of Beaujolais with steak tartare as you can see from this earlier post. It has exactly the right casual bistro vibe. Go for a 'cru' Beaujolais like a Morgon. 2015 and 16 were both good vintages in the region.
Other juicy light red wines
Such as a young syrah or a mencia from Bierzo or Ribeira Sacra in Northern Spain. I’ve even enjoyed a young Coteaux du Languedoc with a steak tartare: ‘natural’ reds tend to work really well.
A good strong dry rosé
Not the very pale Provence type but a Bandol rosé would be lovely.
Especially rosé champagne. Crémant (other French sparkling wine) or cava if the budget’s a bit tight.
And a good non-wine option . . .
A vodka shot (or two). Not frozen though.
For other steak pairings check out
photo ©jamurka at fotolia.com
If you found this post useful and were happy to get the advice for free perhaps you'd think about donating towards the running costs of the site? You can find out how to do it here or to subscribe to our regular newsletter click here.