SRP of $11 and available for $10. Sample received courtesy Banfi Vintners for review purposes.
From the bottle:
Refreshingly dry and sophisticated cuvée of our noble Tuscan grapes. Enjoy fresh wild-berry flavors with an elegantly crisp finish. Ideal as an aperitif or companion to entrée salads, grilled poultry, and lighter fare.
This is our second wine from the Banfi Centine line after reviewing the Rosso red wine earlier this week. (We’ll be reviewing the Bianco white wine shortly as well.) Evidently, rosé wines are somewhat rare in Tuscany, which is really a pity because this blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot works quite nicely together. I’m really finding myself enjoying rosé wines that don’t go overboard on the minerality and this one fits the bill quite nicely.
The 2010 Banfi Centine Rosé Toscana begins with a very nice aroma of fresh strawberries and a touch of sea salt. Tasting the wine shows creamy berry flavors with some light mineral undertones. This is a very refreshing wine with good mouthfeel. It ends with a dry and crisp finish with good length. One of those wines that gets better and better as you drink it.