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Beef Picanha

Beef Picanha

Beef Picanha is popular in Brazil and Portugal.

The Cut

Beef Cut

Beef Picanha (nr.8) is a cut of beef from the Rump/Round.

Beef Picanha can also be referred to as a:
Top Sirloin Cap
Rump Cover
Rump Cup

Best Wine Match

Malbec (Argentina)

Great South American Red Wines

Carménère (Chile)
Merlot Blends (South America)
Tannat (Uruguay)

International Blends

Côtes du Rhône North and South (France)


Churrasco is the Portuguese term for Barbecue, hence Churrascarias are Barbecue restaurants.

Beef Picanha is a typical Brazilian Churrasco delicacy cooked skewered over charcoals.

Malbec is fruity and juicy and not so tannic, woody or spicy such a California Cab or a Bordeaux.

Thanks to this structure, is Malbec the best wine choice when it comes to the texture of a Picanha.

Chilean Carménère has herbal peppercorn that complements green sauces (Salsa Verde, Chimichurri).

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