What is Chianti?
It is a red blend from Tuscany that is made with the Sangiovese grape and may also include the varietals Canaiolo, Colorino, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Chianti has flavours of red fruits, bitter herbs, balsamic vinegar, and smoke. Aromas of cherries are common to the Chianti. It is also a very dry wine that can vary from light to medium-bodied depending on the process it is made. The high acidity and course tannins present make it a great wine to pair with food.