Sometimes, my hubby amazes me. He can accurately identify a Sangiovese based wine by it's color and body alone.
We recently opened a bottle of Chianti that we had enjoyed on another occasion, to serve with our Greek/Italian fusion meal. (Think of a baked sausage pasta that married a moussaka.) The 2005 San Lorenzo Chianti produced by Fattorie Melini, uses lower altitude fruits. Aged in a combination of oak casks, barriques, and steel, it is a modern wine with distinctive Tuscan roots. Bouquet of raspberries and blackberries with hints of violets and irises, it is light bodied with fine tannins. This wine works well with veal, roasts, pork, pizza, pasta in meat sauce, BBQ and antipasto.