We cooked minced beef with carrots, turnip, swedes, potatoes, onion, beef stock , bouquet garni, bay leaves and basil.
Lighter stews like this often pair well with medium-bodied French reds and so we opened a bottle of Benjamin Darnault Minervois 2012, a southern French red blend of Grenache and Syrah from Naked Wines.
We enjoyed the wine’s red fruits and a slight sweetness that had an affinity with the root vegetables. There was also a little spiciness on the finish.
We thought the wine was a very good match with the stew.