Bordelaise sauce is a classic French sauce that uses red wine from the Bordeaux region in France. It’s rich and flavorful, so it takes just a small drizzle of Bordelaise sauce to perk up a simple grilled steak or slow-roasted beef. This tangy and savory red-wine sauce is also a great accompaniment to roasted potatoes.
Traditionally, the sauce would be made using a Bordeaux wine, but these wines are some of the most expensive in the world, so if a Bordeaux is out of your budget, a good quality dry red wine will work. These types of French wine are typically made with cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, and Malbec grapes, and wines made with those grapes are perfect for making the sauce. Just remember: the better the wine, the better the sauce. Use something you would drink with your meal; you’ll need one glass of wine for the sauce and can drink the rest when you eat.
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