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Wine Review: Centine Bianco

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Centine (pronounced chen-tin-ay) has long been Banfi’s affordable red wine blend, a lively mix of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Now, a white version has appeared at a retail of about $13.

Fact: This blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay has just the right blend of citrus with notes of apricot and herbs. It also has a clean, bright finish that will have you reaching for more.

Feeling: The crispness of this wine makes it perfect pool juice — bright and uncomplicated — but it’s also good accompaniment to roast chicken or main course salads, something we’ve been eating a lot in this perpetual heat. You may not be whisked off to a tropical isle, but you might just find yourself relaxing in your own home a little more. In a word, refreshing.

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