NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Cristina is proud to launch its first-ever Pinot Grigio from the renowned delle Venezie appellation of Italy, bringing a commitment to quality and value to consumers worldwide. Founded in Tuscany in 1946, Santa Cristina is the reference point for affordable, every day, quality wines and is the maker of Italy's No. 1 selling red wine.
The region, which encompasses parts of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto and Trentino, is known for producing excellent Pinot Grigio. Its soils are mineral-rich and volcanic, while the nearby Adriadic Sea as well as the Alps and Dolomites mountain ranges create the ideal climate for the varietal, producing crisp, fruity aromatic wines.
By carefully sourcing fruit from exceptional growers in delle Venezie, the new Pinot Grigio reinforces Santa Cristina's commitment to making wines that reflect Italian soul and terroir, yet offer modern vitality and flavor while being extremely versatile – perfect for every day enjoyment without sacrificing your budget.
The Santa Cristina 2014 Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT ($12) has delicate aromas of orange flowers and tropical fruit. It is refreshing and versatile with delicate fruit aromas and excellent minerality, pairing with a variety of poultry and seafoods as well as fresh salads and vegetable dishes. View our online cookbook: http://santacristina1946.it/en/cookbook/
In addition, Santa Cristina offers a variety of other exceptional, affordable red, white and rosé wines between $12 and $16, including:
- Santa Cristina Rosso Toscana IGT
- Santa Cristina Le Maestrelle Toscana IGT
- Santa Cristina Chianti Superiore DOCG
- Santa Cristina Cipresseto Rosato Toscana IGT
- Santa Cristina Bianco Umbria IGT
- Santa Cristina Campogrande Orvieto Classico DOC
- Santa Cristina Casasole Oriveto Classico DOC Amabile
- Santa Cristina Vin Santo della Valdichiana DOC
About Santa Cristina
In 1946, Niccolò Antinori introduced the first Santa Cristina wine. Today, it is Italy's No. 1 selling red wine and for good reason as it brings a commitment to exceptional quality and value to consumers. Made in Tuscany for more than 65 years, Santa Cristina has become a benchmark Italian wine, thanks to continuous quality and innovation efforts at the winery and in the estate vineyards. For more information go to: http://santacristina1946.it/en.
**Source: IRI data August 2014; wines above $6.
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