September is here and September 2nd is #NationalChiantiDay. We'll be celebrating this delicious wine all month long with this month's box!
Made from the Sangiovese grape, the ruby red wine is noted for a black rooster inside a red circle on the label representing Chianti Classico. While Chianti is most associated with Tuscany, the smaller Chianti Classico region, located between Florence in the north and Siena in the south, is the historical heartland and most-respected area for red wines.
As essential to Italian cuisine as olive oil, Chianti Classico is a dry red wine that is medium to full-bodied. It shows red cherry and herbaceous notes, making it flexible with many cuisines like BBQ and grilled meats but pairs particularly well with Italian dishes like pasta, carbonara, or pizza.