Heart to heart Italian

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What you need to know!

Wines from the broader Chianti region, and wines blended from different sub-regions from within the Chianti zone can be classified under the Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) and may present Chianti on the label. Chianti has to be at least 70% Sangiovese and may be as much as 100% while other grapes allowed in the blend may be Canailo, Colorino (5-10%) Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and the white grapes Trebbiano and Malvasia(5-10%). Got that? Good! Now lets move on to what makes this wine so awesome!

Chianti is a friends wine. Something that you can drink all day, every day, whenever you want and never feel guilty about it. Its just a hell of a lot of fun, and has a habit of bringing people together. It is really easy to enjoy, not at all pretentious, and just a lot of fun to throw back.

Food pairings

Pizza and pasta! Anything with some Italian flair and a red tomato sauce. If you are ever looking for a wine to have with your pizza delivery, make a quick run to the store and grab a bottle of Chianti. You will love it. 

Scouting tips

Chianti is one of the most popular Italian red wines available, you can find it anywhere. If an Italian restaurant does not have any, there might be something wrong with them. 

Occasion Pairings

Kicking it at home with friends, having a fun night in and laughing your asses off. Chianti will make that happen. 

Anything else?

Chianti used to be sold in this bulbous bottles with wicker bases, you probably remember your grandparents having a bottle lying around. Though its not so popular anymore, they are pretty dope. So if you find one, buy it, drink the wine, and keep the bottle as a decoration or something.