Meat & Malbec: The Ultimate Pairing

Meat & Malbec: The Ultimate Pairing

When the time comes to choose a dinner wine, it's got to be Malbec. Here's why: Malbec has softer tannins compared to some of its red counterparts, like Cabernet Sauvignon, which means Malbec goes well with lean cuts of meat like flank, sirloin and skirt steak. Even when you want to change it up a bit, this bold wine pairs perfectly with chicken and other meats like lamb and pork. Try these pairings any night of the week:

 

Flank Steak. The juiciness of a flank steak makes it a delicious partner for a glass of Malbec. Cook it gaucho-style over an intensely hot, open-top grill, and the smokiness will create the perfect meat-and-wine combo.

 

Prime Rib. This is the classic dish for your Malbec. The boldness of the wine can stand up to the stronger textures of the meat and bring out some serious flavor.

 

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork. A simple dish that cooks slowly and tastes great. Take your time, let the flavors develop on their own clock, and be generous with the barbecue sauce. The spicy notes in the pork are a great companion for a rich Malbec.