T-Bone steak Florentine-style: which wine pairing?
The T-Bone steak Florentine-style: one of the symbols of Tuscany in the world. Over time, the sirloin cut of the young steer or heifer has become a symbol of Florentine cuisine, with its intense, decisive and persistent flavours. Matured for at least two weeks before its preparation, the Florentine-style T-bone steak fills your eyes and the plate with its majestic presence, up to around 5 or 6 centimetres in height for a weight that generally ranges from 900 grams to a kilo and a half. Basically: everything that lovers of the culinary pleasures could ever desire from a dish.
An obvious question arises: which wine pairing is best? The answer might seem rather obvious: a red, needless to say. Better still if it is a great classic of the Tuscan denominations. And yet, precisely for the broad range of wines on offer in the Tuscany region, there are differences that will offer you new, but always intense pleasures, according to the glass of wine that you choose. Let us give some examples.
T-Bone steak Florentine-style with Carpineto Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
A grand classic, true to its name, of Tuscan viniculture. The Carpineto Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, in particular, is a markedly and naturally elegant wine. Warm, velvety and caressing, all its elegance is expressed from the early years of its life, with this harmony being confirmed and highlighted as it matures. Its paring with the T-Bone steak Florentine-style is almost natural: the complexity, the persistence and the balance between tannicity and acidity blend well with the strong, decisive and succulent flavours of the meat. A perfect pairing for those wishing to discover new sensations throughout the meal.
Carpineto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
This is also a top of the line wine. The Carpineto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva highlights all the qualities of the Montalcino territory. Here the vines grow at 500 metres above sea level. It forms a vine-growing and wine-making oasis which is one of the most renowned of the whole Denomination. A broad, extremely intense wine, persistent beyond even the highest expectations. The light spicy notes, in this case, will enable you to discover still unexplored territories in the marvellous world of pairings. A satisfying taste, expressing itself in all its evolutional elegance and potential. Perfect for those wanting to enjoy this succulent meat, enriching the experience of the dish in a complex and decisive manner.
Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Vigneto Poggio Sant’Enrico
A Cru of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano made with single-variety Sangiovese grapes, coming from selected areas of our Poliziano vineyards, on the south-facing slopes, of which Carpineto boasts the first 100% Sangiovese in the territory of Montepulciano. An extremely balanced wine, also predisposed to a very long evolution and made in limited quantitie. It expresses itself with a strong aroma of preserves, spices and toasted nuts. A sensory excellence that matches an elegant and full-bodied taste, the perfect expression of the body and the structure of our Appodiato di Montepulciano Vigneto di Poggio Sant’Enrico. The pairing with the T-Bone steak Florentine-style is highlighted this time by the elegance of the tertiary aromas. And by the crisp scent of preserves and by the marked – but never invasive – spicy bouquet.
These are just three examples of the great versatility of taste and sensory perception that you can experiment with when pairing with the T-Bone steak Florentine-style. Far from the simple idea of pairing any old red, we can follow completely new paths and discover previously unknown nuances as we gradually delight our palate.