Filetto di Manzo Giuseppe Verdi from Ristorante Verdi in BernFiletto di Manzo Giuseppe Verdi from Ristorante Verdi in Bern

Wine tips for Filetto di manzo «Giuseppe Verdi»

Pair this melt-in-the-mouth beef tenderloin with an enticing red and let the heavenly sound of violins fill the air.

Giuseppe Verdi has always been synonymous with great operas. That’s why the Verdi beef tenderloin, the specialty of Ristorante Verdi in Bern, deserves to be paired with an exceptional wine. Our guests love this flavourful and elegant dish: Tender fillet of beef seared until crispy and served with a red wine and balsamic vinegar reduction. This paves the way for the wine. The roasted flavours of the meat and the sweet and spicy tang of the noble vinegar call for a rich red with robust tannins, dark, velvety and full-bodied. Some tips on where to find such wines:

Northern Italy

The Veneto is the best region for opulent wines. The jammy sweetness of Amarone and Ripasso harmonises perfectly with a balsamic reduction.

Central Italy

Verdi beef tenderloin is a dream match for any Supertuscan, that is to say, an assemblage of Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The vocal tannins of these full-bodied reds soften to a whisper when paired with seared meat. Those who prefer a classic Tuscan can also opt for a Sangiovese, such as a luscious Brunello di Montalcino.

Southern Italy

Autochthonous specialities such as Nero d'Avola or Primitivo caress the palate and complement the beef fillet in its spicy sauce.

«A Cabernet blend pairs excellently with Filetto di Manzo Giuseppe Verdi. Foradori’s red Teroldego is a gem that’s also worth a try.»

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Andrea Zumstein, Customer Advisor Vinoteca ZurichAndrea Zumstein, Customer Advisor Vinoteca Zurich

Andrea Zumstein
Customer Advisor Vinoteca Zurich

Contemporary Tuscan

«A full-bodied, fleshy Bordeaux blend with polished tannins. Because a fine beef tenderloin deserves something special.»

Exclusive Tuscan

«Top cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet franc with a subtle hint of peppermint and notes of red fruit and spices. Perfectly complements the balsamic reduction.»

Trentino rediscovered

«With its robust yet velvety texture and intense finish, this single-variety Teroldego is an ode to red meat. Elisabetta Foradori is the queen of this Trentino grape!»