A Lovely Southern French Red is Very Good with Pork Stroganoff

A few weeks ago we cooked a pleasant Pork Stroganoff recipe, which was one of three we discovered online.

This one is by Jo Pratt and we found it here on the Lifestylefood website.

It combines pork loin steaks with onion, chestnut mushrooms, cayenne pepper, paprika, brandy, Dijon mustard, creme fraiche, water, lemon juice and parsley.  The recipe leaves the steaks whole and the sauce is poured over, but for a Stroganoff we prefer the meat cut into strips, cooked and then mixed with the sauce.  We served with boiled rice and thought this recipe tastier than the last one.

We noted that the Wine Society recommend their Domaine de l’Arjolle Merlot/ Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 with Delia’s Pork Chops with Wild Mushrooms and Creme Fraiche, a recipe we have tried previously and enjoyed. We thought the wine would go equally well with the Stroganoff, so opened a bottle.

This medium-bodied Southern French red displayed nice legs in the glass and we tasted red and black fruits, particularly spicy cherries and also some vanilla sweetness.2015-02-06 18.24.59

A lovely wine that was a very good match with the meal.

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