One of the trends that we’ve been noticing this summer is that countless wine and lifestyle writers in the U.S. have been recommending Lambrusco as their ideal pairing for steak.
That’s great news… but it’s no news to us!
One of the things that a lot of people don’t realize about Lambrusco is that the family of Lambrusco grape varieties is among the most tannic among Italian grapes.
Here at Lini, we make most of our wines with Lambrusco Salamino, one of the darker and more tannic varieties.
But the thing that sets Lambrusco apart from the classic tannic grape varieties paired with steak like Cabernet Sauvignon (arguably the most popular) and Pinot Noir is that Lambrusco also delivers wonderful freshness and lower alcohol levels than its still counterparts.
In Emilia where Lambrusco is made (and where we live and eat), steak and lamb are regularly served at home and in restaurants. And Emilians, who religiously and almost exclusively serve Lambrusco, regularly pair their steaks and other grilled meats (pork chops in particular) with Lambrusco.
Try it and you’ll thank us!