I was watching the news the other day and I saw Lady Gaga dressed in raw meat. A naked dish sprinkled with talent and thinly sliced beef! But what about the wine? By itself the “meat”, thinly sliced (Carpaccio as the Italians call this dish) with a beautifully sprinkling of aged Parmigianino cheese, a drizzle of Olive oil and a few capers would be a beautiful compliment for an Italian Chianti, or a Sassoregale, or even a good Cabernet/ Merlot from New Zealand.
So what is the perfect wine for a dish that combines elements of naked freshness with a hearty beef dish that needs a beautiful red? The answer is (of course) a Mebus Estate Pinot Noir – forest floor dark fruit and beautifully integrated oak without being overtly fruity. This wine should be a perfect balance between the sweetness of Gaga and the heartiness and the elegance of the Carpaccio beef. Combine this most intimidating dish with this wine and life could be surprisingly great!