Pinot Noir, dry, 2009
The aromatic bouquet of Pinot Noir unfolds after about 30 – 60 minutes of decanting and at an ideal temperature of 13°C/55°F. The aromas of red berries and cherries go well with beef recipes.
Preheat the oven to 60°C/140°F. Drizzle some olive oil on both sides of the steak and pre-cook in the oven for approx. 15 – 20 min. Remove meat from the oven and grill for approx. 2 – 3 min. per side. Cover with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 5 – 10 min. Season with salt and pepper.
Remove seeds from chili pepper and finely chop. Chop up mint leaves as well. Slice tomatoes and nectarines into wedges.
For the dressing, mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, chopped mint and chili pepper, sugar, and salt and pepper.
Toast nut mix in a pan until golden brown. A combination of hazelnuts, almonds, cashews, and Brazil nuts works well.
In a salad bowl, toss arugula, tomatoes, and nectarines with the dressing and place on serving plates. Slice up tenderloin and arrange on top of the salad. Sprinkle with toasted nuts and season again with salt and pepper before serving.