Santa Bachelli Chianti 2013

Recommendation: This is NOT great Chianti, but for the price it’s a good value.

Winery/Producer: Bottled by Embouteille Malizia; Pontedera, Italy.

Grape Variety: Sangiovese.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Chianti, Italy.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $4.99

Purchased From: Aldi Grocery Store; Kernersville, North Carolina.

Paired With: Pasta with red sauce and green peppers, onion and garlic; green salad of kale and romanin lettuce dressed with artisan oil and vinegar.


    He said: Opened one-hour before drinking. Clear, very, very dark ruby color. Little if any aromas. Cherry fruit taste that comes on very quickly and ends about as fast, with a mouth-puckering short dry finish and a slight sour aftertaste. Stainless steel flavors are clearly intermixed with the fruit taste and it’s a little rough around the edges. BUT…it tastes like Chianti not just an Italian red wine, it’s only $4.99 and is bone dry (NO sweetness) and quite drinkable. So if your price point is UNDER $5.00, this is a Chianti that would be a good pick. This is NOT great Chianti, but for the price it’s a good value.

    She said: As I drank this with dinner I thought wow what a great wine. It didn’t have great aroma or taste but it was very dry and medium bodied like many Chiantis. Once dinner was finished however, the major flaw became more apparent…an odd chemical flavor that persisted into a sour finish. The dryness was still a plus although the body weakened. This is very inexpensive Chianti and for the money its a bargain wine that I would recommend. Most wines at this price point are too sweet and this one isn’t, BUT consume it with the dinner!


Alcohol: 12.5%

Bar code: 0 84279 98845 0

Imported by:Santa Bachelli Wine; Princeton, Minnesota.