Today, I will give you some tips to choose a good red wine to accompany some juicy steak made from our churrasco espetus or skewers. There is a great variety of wines, aromas, flavors, and prices. If you want a wine that is good and that is affordable I advise you choose Malbec. It is a soft wine with sweet and pleasant tannins. Malbec leaves a flavor in your palate of Plum jam, dried fruit, chocolate, and vanilla. The flavor details depend on the vineyard and the year. It is a wine to drink at room temperature. Now if we do not care about the price, we can buy a Marqués de Cáceres 92 Reserve. It is one of my favorites and one that is carried at Fogo De Chao. This wine is from La Rioja in Spain.
Marques De Caceres Gran Reserva is my favorite best wine with churrasco.
La Rioja is one of the most famous regions in the world when we talk about wines. The Rioja wines are all very good and there are all prices. As I said before, I will always choose a Marques de Caceres 92 Reserve if I get my choice. It’s a wine that is soft and fruity. The grape that is used is of the tempranillo variety. If we really want to impress our guests then I choose the Vega Sicilia.
The predominant variety is Tempranillo (80% approximately but depending on each vintage) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%). It is five years in barrels of different sizes and ages. All good wines have a designation of origin so Vega Sicilia has the denomination of origin, Ribera del Duero, in the province of Valladolid (Spain). The area of Ribera del Duero is exceptional, has a very hard and dry climate. It rains very little. Summers are very dry and winters are very cold. Thanks to that this region of Spain has some of the best wines in the world and Vega Sicilia Unico Castilla Leon is proof is this. When we are asked what is the best wine with Churrasco, this is it.
In 2009, Sotheby’s sold a lot of 23 bottles of Vega Sicilia wine in New York for $ 102,850, in a day in which Sotheby’s raised more than one million dollars in sales of wines of that denomination Spanish.
Head Chef at Fogo De Chao