Another classic complimentary pairing that arose from the age-old, and suddently in vogue again concept of eating (and drinking) locally. Sangiovese is Italy's most commonly planted red grape so it's not surprising that it's paired daily with pasta in tomato sauce. This pairing works becasue both Sangiovese and tomatoes, which are of course a fruit, share similar levels of acidity and flavor intensity. Add in some of the oil used in cooking, balanced by the wine's acid, and the gentle flavor the pasta imparts to the dish and it's easy to see how these two simple, pure flavors can work so well together.
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