Red garnet in colour with violet hues, intense and lingering aroma reminding of ripe fruit, well structured, to the palate it has a very pleasant taste with clear notes of blackberry.
Nothing serious…. Just Easy Drinking!
Vietnamese Beef and Spinach Soup
Cooking Time: 01 hrs 00 mins (approx.)
Number of Servings: 4
450g/1lb fresh spinach
175g/6oz lean fillet steak, cut into thin slices about 5cm (2 in) long
For the marinade //
2 shallots, finely sliced
2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
1 tbsp fish sauce
freshly ground black pepper
For the soup //
1.2 litres/2 pints homemade chicken stock or good quality bought stock
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
1 small, fresh red chilli, seeded and chopped
1. Remove the stalks from the spinach and wash the leaves well.
2. Blanch the leaves for a few seconds in a large pan of boiling water until they are just wilted, then drain well and refresh in cold water to prevent further cooking.
3. Drain again, squeezing out excess water.
4. Combine the steak with the shallots, garlic, one tablespoon of the fish sauce and some freshly ground black pepper, then set aside. (The soup can be prepared in advance up to this point.)
5. Just before you are ready to eat, bring the chicken stock to a simmer in a saucepan and season it with the remaining fish sauce, the lemon juice, sugar and chilli.
6. Add the blanched spinach and stir in the beef and its marinade.
7. Bring the soup back to simmering point, add a few grindings of freshly ground black pepper to taste and serve at once.
Grower: M.G.M. Mondo del Vino
Grape Variety: Syrah
Style: Aromatic and Fruity
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl