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Guide to Wine and Steak Pairings

At Gaucho’s Prime, we understand two things quite sufficiently, steak and wine, and how these two things complement each other. If you’re looking to elevate your dining experience, knowing which wine pairs the best with your steak is essential. Below, we share five of the best wine with steak pairings you need to know.  But remember, the perfect pairing begins with understanding your steak. 

A Note on Steaks

Each cut boasts its own unique flavor profile, but we believe two primary factors dictate which steak should be paired with which wine: fattiness and seasonings. Fattiness significantly influences the overall flavor and texture of the meat. A key principle to remember is the fattier the steak, the bolder the wine. Equally important is the seasonings, as they can enhance or complement the natural richness of the steak. 

Now, let’s uncork the secrets of the perfect wine pairings you can order at a Brazilian steakhouse to enhance your dining experience.

The Best Wine With Steak

At Gaucho’s Prime, we’re incredibly proud of our extensive and selective wine collection. We have over 100 different wines to enjoy with your meal from various regions and grape varieties. Below, you will find some of our favorite wines to pair with our signature USDA prime meats.  

Cabernets

Known for their bold and robust flavor, Cabernet Sauvignon wines are the frontrunners of the red wine world. The deep, complex flavors of Cabernets make them an ideal companion for hearty steaks. At Gaucho’s Prime, we recommend pairing a Ribeye with a well-aged Cabernet. The wine’s tannin cut through the meat’s richness, creating a satisfying and indulgent balance.      

Malbec 

Malbec wines offer a velvety texture and rich, dark fruit flavors. We recommend pairing a Malbec with our tender Filet Mignon. The wine’s lush profile complements the steak’s tenderness, creating a sumptuous pairing. 

Pinot Noir

A lighter-bodied Pinot Noir pairs well with a lighter cut of steak, like Filet Mignon. The wine is known for its delicate flavors of cherry, raspberry, and earthy tones that won’t overpower the subtle taste of the meat. For richer cuts of steak, like Ribeye, you’ll want a Pinot Noir with a bit more body and tannins. Look for wines from warmer regions like California or Argentina. These wines have deep flavors of black cherry, plum, and spice that can stand up to the bold flavor of the steak.

Syrah (Shiraz)

Syrah, also known as Shiraz, boasts a bold, peppery taste that stands up to the richness of a steak. Try a glass of Syrah when dining on a juicy Ribeye or Fraldinha. 

Drink and Dine at Gaucho’s Prime

Remember, these are just guidelines; you can always pair your steak with a different wine or even try a cocktail. Experiment, explore, and enjoy! At Gaucho’s Prime, we’re a Brazilian steakhouse boasting an extensive selection of wines to pair perfectly with your meal. Our gauchos can offer personalized recommendations based on your steak selection and flavor preferences. Stop in today and enjoy a meal at Gaucho’s Prime!