It´s all about the acidity: tomato based sauces are acidic, so you need acidity and fruit to create a super match!
Pinot Noir and Merlot are light red wines with flavors of Cherry, Plum, and Jam which pair well with tomato based sauces.
Many Italian wines (like Chianti and Montepulciano) are also perfectly suited for tomato sauces: they evolved together for hundreds of years in the italian culinary tradition!
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