Rosso Conero is loaded with dark fruit and herbal flavours, making it a fantastic wine pairing with grilled steak, meaty stews, beef brisket, meatloaf and beef tacos.

Rosso Conero DOC is a wine appellation in the Marche region of Italy. The red wines made in Rosso Conero must be at least 85% Montepulciano grape.  The remainder of the red wine must be Sangiovese and nothing else.  This makes Rosso Conero a medium to full-bodied red wine that is packed with flavours of black cherry, raspberry, tobacco, leather, black pepper and herbs.  If the wine has been aged in oak, Rosso Conero will feature a smokey finish.

Best Food with Rosso Conero

Rosso Conero & Venison Stew Pairing

Rosso Conero is a rich red wine that matches the hearty weight of Venison stew. The fruity red flavours of Rosso Conero distract from the gamey flavours of the Venison, which many people find unpleasant.  Meanwhile, you’ll find lots of earthy, peppery and spice notes in Rosso Conero to complement the root vegetables and spices used to season your stew.

Rosso Conero & Grilled Sirloin Steak Pairing

Rosso Conero pairs well with grilled Sirloin Steak as the smokey finish of this red wine complements the grilled flavour of a Sirloin Steak.  With medium tannin and ample acidity, Rosso Conero has enough power and versatility to hold up to a Sirloin Steak’s meaty flavours and adapt to any sauces or seasonings accompanying your Steak.

Sirloin steak is a common steak cut which has more of a beefy flavour due to its light fat marbling.  While there is a long strip of fat along the edge, most of that flavour does not make it into the steak meat itself. Thus, Sirloin Steak is often seasoned with pepper or other seasonings to add flavour.  Or you may find a rich sauce drizzled across your Steak to balance out the beefy notes.

Spicy, earthy, and rich, Rosso Conero goes just as well with a peppery Sirloin Steak or a Sirloin Steak accompanied by a mushroom sauce, peppercorn sauce, or A1 steak sauce.  Furthermore, you get tongue-staining flavours of black cherry, blackberry, and plum to refresh your mouth against the beefy flavours of a Sirloin Steak.

Rosso Conero & Meatloaf Pairing

The biggest struggle with Meatloaf is that it can taste dry due when it is overcooked.  With its silky flavours of blackberry, black cherry and plum, Rosso Conero solves this problem as they inject each bite of meatloaf with refreshing flavours.

Rosso Conero is also brimming with rich flavours of black pepper, spices, olives and earth, which jive perfectly with any chopped onions, mushrooms and seasonings in your Meatloaf creation.

Rosso Conero & Beef Tacos Pairing

Beef Tacos are messy and fun, making it the perfect food to experiment with when exploring new wines.  Many North Americans shy away from Italian red wine as they don’t know what the hell they are drinking.  Old World wines aren’t labeled Cabernet Sauvignon or Malbec.  Instead, we get weird names like Montefalco Rosso, Rosso Conero, Chianti or Barbaresco.

You could eat Beef Tacos every day and never experience the same flavours due to the variety of ingredients they contain.  Ground beef, grilled vegetables, salsa, refried beans, sour cream, cheese and rice are some of the few ingredients you can stuff into a soft or hard taco shell.

Fortunately, Rosso Conero is a flexible red wine with plenty of richness to hold up to your beef tacos’ meaty flavours.  Leaning more towards the medium-bodied side, Rosso Conero won’t overpower the supporting flavours of your Beef Tacos, ensuring you get to enjoy all the surprises they have to offer as well.