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Dear Dr. Vinny,
Which grape is in Chianti?
—Winston W., Charleston, S.C.
Chianti is a district in Italy’s Tuscany region, and wines from Chianti are primarily made from the Sangiovese grape. One distinguishing feature of Sangiovese is the bright acidity that helps it pair well with so many foods.
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