2010 Castello Banfi Centine Rosé!

Wednesday is a great day to enjoy a nice bottle of wine and celebrate the half-way point to the weekend. Opening a nice bottle of wine on any day never needs an excuse, but since Wine Wednesday has become a social media trend, why not make it a night to enjoy a bottle of wine!

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For this Wine Wednesday I chose the 2010 Castello Banfi Centine Rosé and paired it with layered roasted vegetables topped with prosciutto. The Rose consists of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon and went beautifully with this dish. I wanted something on the lighter side because after tasting the wine, I knew it would pair very nicely with a dish like mine, but I could easily enjoy it with fish, poultry, even cheeses. This wine is beautifully structured, intensely colored, with fresh aromas of berries and ripe red fruit. The rosé is full bodied, very aromatic and perfect for a weeknight meal when you want to relax, and/ or as an aperitif.

For the meal, I coated the eggplant, zucchini, and tomatoes with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper to add a slight kick. Lay the vegetables on a sheet pan and roast them in the oven for about 8 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Before they are completely cooked, stack them one by one layering the vegetables and top with prosciutto. Bake them until they are fork tender, and serve them immediately if you would like… I know I never like to wait when I make this dinner because these vegetable layers are addicting so watch out!

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Castello Banfi wines express all the beauty that Tuscany has to offer, and the careful selection of grapes they choose to make their wines always makes them a good choice. The 2010 Centine Rosé was such an enjoyable wine with a rich amount of fruit and just perfect for a weeknight meal. I would certainly recommend this wine as I cannot wait to have it again with another pairing!

For more info on Castello Banfi’s wines and notes, check out their website www.castellobanfi.com!

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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