Chianti pairs with a number of different foods. In general, it pairs with tomato based pasta, light chicken, or pork. It can also go well with garlic and a number of different vegetables. Because it is a light red wine it is better to pair with light tasting foods so as to offer a proper blend.
The Chianti wines come from the Middle Ages from three villages known as the Lega del Chianti (League of Chianti). The area was certified as a special wine making area in 1716 by Cosimo III de’Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Even though the Chianti wine is often associated with the Renaissance and the reformation of the region, its influence is still apparent today.