Centine

Toscana IGT - Bianco

Centine Style

Centine

GRAPE VARIETIES

Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay

Method of production

Following a very soft pressing, the fermentation takes place for about 16 days, partly in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, partly in french oak barriques. Afterwards the wine rests on the fine lees for a short period.

The winemaker comment

Most recent wine born at Banfi, the white Centine is characterized by a rich aromatic expression. Complex and full bodied.

Vintage notes 2015

  • Centine Bianco
  • Denomination TOSCANA IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and French oak barriques.        

                                                                         

     

       Temperature:  16 degrees centigrade;

       Length:13-16 days;

       Malolactic:No.

Specifications
  • BRIX 23.0
  • ALCOHOL 13,3%
  • PH 3,30
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 21,6
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 3,2
  • Total acidity 5,5
  • Malic Acidity 2,2
  • Volatile Acidity 0,30
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 126
  • Free 42
  • Seasonal Outcome The sufficient spring rainfall avoided any water stress during the hot summer months. The quite hot temperatures in July and August, together with a quite wide-range difference in temperature between night and day, favored the grapes maturation. This way, the white grapes could develop an excellent aromatic profile, while the reds could achieve a very good synthesis of polyphenols. September was sunny and dry, with warm temperatures that let complete the ripening of the grapes and yielded for most favorable conditions during the harvest.
TASTING

The color is pale straw yellow. The perfume is very fruity with scents of pear, apricot, lime, and tomato leave, as a result of the perfect combination of Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon notes. Well balanced by a great softness, the acidity ensures the perfect harmony between savoriness and freshness to this wine.

  • Centine
  • Denomination Bianco Di Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and French Oak barriques at 16 degrees centigrade from 13 to 16 days.  Malolactic: no.  Barrel aged for 4 months in custom 350 liter barrels of Allier, Never, and Troncais Oak from France's Massif Central forest.

Specifications
  • BRIX 22.4
  • ALCOHOL 12.5%
  • PH 3.33
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 21.6
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 3.2
  • Color intensity 0.09
  • Total acidity 5.8
  • Malic Acidity 1.7
  • Volatile Acidity 0.15
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 110
  • Free 38
  • Seasonal Outcome The growing cycle began in the usual time frame, with dry weather in April and May. June was marked by cooler temperatures and a lack of rainfall. Summer saw a return to regular average temperatures in July through mid-August, when a sudden heat wave raised temperatures over 40°C (104°F) through the end of the month. A sun-drenched September, with normal average temperatures, allowed for a good harvest.
TASTING

Pale straw yellow color. The nose reveals immediately fruity aromas of pear, citrus fruits and a soft note of tomato leaf. The structure is very wide, supported by good acidity, which gives a persistent finish.

  • Centine
  • Denomination Bianco di Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and French oak barriques. Length of Barrel Aging: 4 Months. Percentage of New Oak:  20%. Temperature:  16 degrees centigrade. Length: 13-16 days. Malolactic: No. Origin of Barrel: Custom 350 liter barrels of Allier, Never, Troncais oak from France’s Massif Central forest. 

Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 13.1%
  • PH 3.31
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 20.7
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 3.1
  • Color intensity 0.09
  • Total acidity 5.5
  • Malic Acidity 1.97
  • Volatile Acidity 0.25
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 112
  • Free 42
  • Seasonal Outcome The vine’s growth cycle started at the right time with a climate particularly mild and dry in the months of April and May. The sunny days of June were then followed by copious rainfall in the middle of July, resulting also in significant drop in temperatures. The climate conditions in early August were pretty cool, but the region was then covered by an anti-cyclone weather pattern originating from Africa, which led to a spike in temperatures, reaching well above the average for the period and lasting for around two weeks. Therefore hydric stress accelerated the ripening. September and October were sunny and dry with very hot temperatures.
TASTING

Pale straw yellow color. The aromatics are very fruity, with hints of citrus, tropical fruits and pear. In the mouth the flavors are ample, with fruity notes joining those of tomato leaf. The lively acidity gives the wine an excellent savoriness, good freshness and a lingering finish.

  • Centine
  • Denomination Bianco di Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and French oak barriques. Length of Barrel Aging: 4 Months. Percentage of New Oak:  20%. Temperature:  16 degrees centigrade. Length: 13-16 days. Malolactic: No. Origin of Barrel: Allier, Never, Troncais from France’s Massif Central forest. 

Specifications
  • BRIX 22,5
  • ALCOHOL 12,6%
  • PH 3.13
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 18,6
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 3
  • Color intensity 0.09
  • Total acidity 5,6
  • Malic Acidity 1.7
  • Volatile Acidity 0.26
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 115
  • Free 43
  • Seasonal Outcome The growing season started with a very rainy May and June, and temperatures well below the seasonal average. After the second week of June the temperatures began to warm up, but dropped again in August, when cool nights became advantageous to quality, preserving the aromas and acidity in the grapes. The weather remained dry from mid-august through October, making for ideal harvest conditions.
TASTING

Pale straw yellow color. Fruity aromas on the nose, with hints of pear, grapefruit and pineapple.  Lively acidity endows the wine with freshness and flavor, characteristics which, combined with its great structure, make it extremely persistent and harmonious. A rich bouquet and hints of tomato leaf on the finish.

  • Centine
  • Denomination Bianco di Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and French oak barriques. Length of Barrel Aging: 4 Months. Percentage of New Oak:  20%. Temperature:  16 degrees centigrade. Length: 13-16 days. Malolactic: No. Origin of Barrel: Allier, Never, Troncais from France’s Massif Central forest.

Specifications
  • BRIX 23,5
  • ALCOHOL 13,3%
  • PH 3.22
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 19,5
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 2,8
  • Color intensity 0.09
  • Total acidity 5,5
  • Malic Acidity 1.6
  • Volatile Acidity 0.2
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 102
  • Free 38
  • Seasonal Outcome The spring start of the growth cycle was marked with significant rainfall, which provided abundant water reserves. The rainy phase continued through July, with particularly cool temperatures well below seasonal averages. After mid July, the weather turned warm and dry, allowing the vines to benefit from the water reserves. Relatively cool night temperatures allowed for the development of aromatics and the synthesis of polyphenols, enhancing the overall quality of the grapes. Harvest took place under tranquil conditions, with sunny, dry and warm weather in September and October.
TASTING

Pale straw yellow color. Fruity aromas on the nose, with hints of pear, grapefruit and pineapple.  A lively  acidity endows the wine with freshness and flavor, characteristics which, combined with its great structure, make this wine extremely persistent and harmonious.

  • Centine
  • Denomination Toscana IGT - Bianco
  • GRAPE VARIETIES Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and French oak barriques. Length of Barrel Aging: 4 Months. Percentage of New Oak:  20%. Temperature:  16 degrees centigrade. Length: 13-16 days. Malolactic: No. Origin of Barrel: Allier, Never, Troncais from France’s Massif Central forest.

Specifications
  • BRIX 23,5
  • ALCOHOL 13,2%
  • PH 3.4
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 20,9
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1,8
  • Color intensity 0.09
  • Total acidity 6,5
  • Malic Acidity 1.81
  • Volatile Acidity 0.3
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 118
  • Free 118
  • Seasonal Outcome The winter, with levels of precipitation above the seasonal average and quite mild temperatures, was followed by a very normal spring, in terms of both rainfalls and temperature. The months of May and June were marked by some rain, with pretty cool temperatures through mid July. The hail storm which took place in mid-August 15th struck only part of our vineyards, sparing our best quality grapes and resulting in only a slight decrease in production. Overall, each of the various growing phases of the vineyard took place slightly later than in previous years, including a two-week postponement of harvest to allow for optimal conditions.
TASTING

Pale straw yellow color. Intense bouquet, with fruity notes of grapefruit, pear and pineapple. On the palate the excellent acidity gives freshness and flavor, characteristics which, combined with the great structure, make this great wine extremely harmonious.

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