Washington's ANEW wines will add a refreshing Pinot Grigio and a flavorful Rose to its varietal line-up. Launched in 2013 with the ANEW Riesling, ANEW wines are produced by Chateau Ste. Michelle of Washington state and showcase the regional expression of the Columbia Valley. All three ANEW wines will be available nationally for the suggested retail price of $12.
"We introduced the Pinot Grigio and Rose to create a select range of wines meant to be enjoyed on their own or easily paired with many dishes," says winemaker David Rosenthal. "The ANEW wines have a vibrancy of fruit and a brightness and freshness on the palate that is characteristic of our growing region. Washington's combination of climate, soil and location produce wines for ANEW that are fruit forward, refreshing and have a unique style of their own."
The 2014 ANEW Pinot Grigio is sourced from the coolest sites of Washington's Yakima Valley and offers bright characteristics of Asian pear, melon, and a touch of tropical fruit. This Pinot Grigio is light and flavorful on the palate with beautifully balanced natural acidity, and is delightful on its own or with food. It pairs well with light seafood, cream-based dishes, or a simple cheese and fruit plate.
The 2014 ANEW Rose is a crisp, vibrant and dry style Rose, made with a blend of Syrah and Sangiovese that gives the wine a lovely rose color and creates beautiful aromas of strawberry, fresh watermelon and peach. This is a versatile and flavorful wine that would be a great match for light pasta or rice dishes, grilled fish, and a wide array of cheeses.
The ANEW wines are presented in a sleek, custom-molded bottle with a modern stylized floral label and the ease and convenience of a screw cap closure.