This recipe is from the August/September 2012 issue of Gourmet Traveller WINE.
Wine to try
2010 Tim Smith Mataro Grenache Shiraz, Barossa Valley, A$28
Honest rustic flavours are the key to this food and wine match. Swede, potatoes, onion add their gutsy flavours to the protein-rich rump steak with the buttery richness of the homemade pastry making this a (Cornish) miners’ delight. I’m not sure if Tim Smith is of Cornish origins or not, but his reds sure are honest, robust and hearty – though never jammy or over-oaked. Mataro (also known as mourvèdre) leads the way here with its savoury, spicy flavours and rustic tannin profile, grenache adds a generous, juicy heart with the shiraz component (just 10 per cent) giving shape and a lovely length to this dangerously drinkable Barossan red drop.
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