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Provençal Red Wine Pairing with Porcini-Rubbed Steak

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull:

Sometimes you want it rough. You’re not in the mood for refined and elegant, or complex and silky. You might be serving a mixed grill or even just a simple steak. You want a good, solid, edgy wine.

That was the case for this month’s wine, Instinct, from Domaine Pey Blanc. I was having a mixed grill – which included a porcini-rubbed steak – and wanted a dark, brooding wine to go with it.

…Continue reading here for David’s tasting notes on this full-bodied red from Domaine Pey Blanc. Instinct (2016) is a small-batch vintage at only 1500 bottles. The wine is a hearty blend (14% alcohol) of Carignan, Marselan, Grenache noir at an affordable €8 price tag (in France). In his Cocoa & Lavender post, David pairs this big wine with a mixed grill, which included a porcini-rubbed steak.

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Susan Newman Manfull

Susan Newman Manfull

It was love at first sight when my family and I arrived in the charming village of Lourmarin for a short vacation, nearly 20 years ago. We returned home to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and the next thing I knew we were planning a much longer sojourn in that village and making arrangements to enroll our daughter in the local school there. That led to buying a maison de village— actually two, then a courtyard, a parking spot, and a bergerie— in our favorite Provençal village where we (readily) adopted that certain joie de vivre, established dear friendships, and, to this day, endeavor to blend in with the crowd at Café Gaby.

We no longer own property in Lourmarin, but we continue to hang our hats there frequently and gather fodder for our souls and for The Modern Trobaors and Provence WineZine. There is never a shortage.

The Modern Trobaors , conceived in 2008, is about all things Provence: its markets, hilltop villages, lavender, art, literature, culture, history, food, wine, and news. Provence WineZine, launched in August 2014, focuses on wines from the regions of Provence and the Southern Rhône Valley—with a special emphasis on Provence's world-renowned rosés—and the men and women who make them.

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