Wine: Anew Riesling (White)

September 19, 2014 Riesling, whites wines, wine, Wine Reviews 0


Opening with aromas of bright fruit, subtle spice and citrus, Anew Riesling offers a harmonious blend of pure fruit flavor, heightened aromatics and balanced acidity. Expressive flavors of fresh peach and a hint of spice give this wine a crisp, refreshing essence.

This wine is perfect on its own or paired with food. Try it with spicy Asian dishes, smoked salmon, lobster salad, pasta with light sauces and blue cheese.

The 2012 Anew Riesling was sourced from vineyards throughout the state of Washington, one of the most highly-acclaimed Riesling regions in the world. Grapes were sourced from vineyards in the Columbia Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope and Yakima Valley. The blend is almost entirely Riesling, with just a touch of Gewurztraminer and Muscat to bring spice to the palate. A warm summer and cool fall allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly, giving the wine a purity of fruit flavor and balanced acidity. 2012 was an ideal season for growing Riesling—warm through the summer and then cooling down through fall, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly. As a result the wines have a lovely purity of fruit combined with a nice balance of acidity.

Well would you look at this. Another wine post. 🙂 I’m trying to be better.

I picked up this Riesling on a humbug this week. I originally planned to look for a nice red to pair with an ethnic dish but grabbed this since my Mother-in-Law is in town. She rarely (if ever) drinks so I needed something light and airy.

I decided to pair this with one of my husband’s favorite dishes: Crispy Rum Salmon. It was delicious. I felt the Anew was very light and refreshing with no alcoholic aftertaste. It’s a little fruity and a little flowery with a hint of crispness. My MIL also seemed to enjoy the quarter cup that she tried. My husband said he thought it was a good match for the meal and he liked it quite a bit. It didn’t supplant the Chateau Ste Michelle but it’s a good option.

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