Last Wine of Summer: Banfi Tuscany Centine Rose 2012

There’s a chill in the air and it’s probably time for many if not most people to break out some reds.

But maybe one last bottle of Rose will go down nicely, sitting on the deck after a football game this weekend.  Just got a bottle of Banfi’s Centine (Chen-teen-eh) Rose 2012 and snapped open the (yes) screwcap last night.

This pale salmon-colored wine delivers strawberry and melon flavors, a nice balance and a long finish, and I don’t really find that real hint of sweetness that others do, which suits me just fine. Maybe there’s a skosh. A great fall wine with appetizers and wings before the game, too.

For some food and Rose wine pairing ideas, go here and here.