Authentic Chianti character for just $4.99 courtesy of Aldi, the Adventure Series Chianti DOCG.
The Adventure Series Chianti is available exclusively at Aldi and sells for just $4.99, which is 50 cents less than when we reviewed the 2016 vintage. It is imported by Mack & Schuhle.
Named after the Chianti region of central Tuscany, this red wine is classically Italian. A medium-bodied wine with notes of red berries and violets. Enjoy with red meats and pasta. Best served at room temperature.
Bottled by Malizia
Pizza or pasta night on the cheap always presents a conundrum. You're usually not spending much on your food and you'd like an equally inexpensive (but tasty!) wine to enjoy with it. Here's a simple but good option from Aldi that has that authentic tart and rustic Chianti character.
The 2018 Adventure Series Chianti opens with lots of ripe red cherry, cranberry, leather and a little menthol and cedar. It's a much more inviting aroma than it deserves to be for just $4.99.
Tasting the medium-bodied wine reveals a soft mouthfeel and similar fruit to the nose although it's a bit more tart in the mouth. Well-balanced and with a little earthiness as well, this is simply a good basic Chianti at a great price. It makes a great option for pizza or pasta night on a tight budget.
The wine ends dry with a little lingering spice. Solid stuff.