Sangiovese's refreshing acidity and nice tannins make it a terrific friend of food, with flavors and aromas of cherries and violets.
Sangiovese-based wines like Chianti are classic partners with pizza and tomato-based pasta dishes.
Sangiovese and Meats
Sangiovese-based wines also pair great with grilled meats and poultry, particularly meats that are seasoned with red wine-friendly herbs like rosemary and sage. Broiled T-bone steak and wild boar are two classic regional dishes from Tuscany.
Fresh Produce, Soups, and More
Try Tuscan reds with seasonal produce and soups made with dried beans like cannelloni and toscanelli.
Other Sangiovese-Based Wines
Sangiovese makes other Tuscan wines besides Chianti. Look for it in bottles labeled Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino.
Outside of Italy, look for Sangiovese that come from California and Washington.
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