Your Tuesday wine: Banfi's Centine Rose

BT_Centine_rose-168x450[1]CENTINE, pronounced CHEN-tee-nay, is part of the Banfi Toscano line, which sources grapes from Banfi-owned vineyards and other growers in Tuscany. The Banfi Toscano wines are meant to be approachable, easy-drinking, refreshing. Besides the Rosé reviewed here, you’ll also find a Rosso and Bianco. They are inexpensive and get good ratings from critics. This little pink wonder from Tuscany will charm your palate.

fyi: The Mariani family of New York, with deep roots in Italy, owns the wine giant Banfi.

Centine Rosé Toscano 2014, $11.99: Just when I think I’m getting tired of rosé wines, this one comes along from Banfi. It’s made in a dry, fresh, fruity style with lovely aromas of strawberry, red currant and plum; it has good structure and a nice finish. The blend is Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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