Brian’s Wine Wednesday: Centine Toscana Rose

12064189_10206391721125778_944860668_nThe more I drink Rosé the more I like it. Rosé is one of the fastest-growing wines in the world, and has been described as a white wine that red wine drinkers appreciate. How come?

As Sommelier Stephen Lydon explains, “Rosé has that best-of-both-worlds thing going on. It has white wine structure and red wine flavors, so it can be as light or intense as necessary depending on the food it’s being paired with.” Good Rosé is also easy on the wallet: most are around $15 a bottle.

This week’s featured wine is the 2013 Centine Toscana Rosé, which has really nice aromas of grapefruit and honey, smooth flavors of citrus, bread, and a dry, nutty finish. This is a refreshing, affordable, dry Italian Rosé, featuring a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet, and I really liked it.

4 corksOn my five-cork scale based on taste and value, I give the 2013 Centine Toscana Rose 4 corks!

If you’d like to try interesting wines like this at our next Wine Wednesday Tasting Party at The Wharf Tavern, click here to win a spot on the guest list!

Brian Demay

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