This is a classic wine to pair with red meat roasts, game and wild game, and fine poultry (for example, it goes wonderfully with faraona al cartoccio, or guinea fowl in foil) – but it also works well with the classic arista alla fiorentina (Florentine pork loin), or a plate of pappardelle pasta with wild game ragù. Delicious with Pienza pecorino (perhaps even aged in a cave). In the finest, moderately aged vintages, it is an enjoyable “meditation wine”. In this case, uncorking the bottle far in advance and serving at room temperature is recommended. It’s also not too shabby with a fish stew, particularly if it’s cacciucco alla livornese, pungent and spicy.