Marchand de Vin: Red Wine Reduction Sauce

Marchand de Vin: Red Wine Reduction Sauce

This classic red wine reduction sauce is made by reducing red wine and chopped shallots and simmering in a basic demi-glace.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine wine and shallots. Heat until liquid boils, lower heat a bit and continue simmering until liquid has reduced by three-fourths.
  3. Step 3

    Add demi-glace, then lower heat to a simmer, and reduce for about 5 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Strain through a mesh strainer. Season to taste with kosher salt and black pepper.