Banfi is a pretty big name in Italian wine and one that you’re likely to come across in many wine shops. And while I’ve found their wines to be generally good, I typically don’t go for them as I’ve often found them to be priced above what I think they should be. Of course, that’s the bargain hunter in me. But this white blend is a tasty wine at a reasonable price.
The Banfi vineyards are in the Brunello region of Tuscany. It’s a family-owned producer with many accolades in its history. I give them a lot of respect for the work that they’ve done in wine production research and using technology to improve their wines. They do a nice job of balancing tradition with technology to not just preserve local flavors, but improve the consistency and quality with which they produce them.
This wine is a blend of sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and pinot grigio and that’s exactly what is smells like. You find yourself saying “sauvignon blanc, no wait, chardonnay, no wait, pinot grigio!” The aromas are a harmonious blend of citrus and pear, with a touch of oak. The palate is well balanced and offers tasty apple, citrus, pear and tropical fruit flavors. The acidity is good and the mouth feel is pleasant. It finishes with a touch of mineral along with pear flavors.
Wine: Banfi Centine Bianco
Variety: Sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and pinot grigio
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.