While the wind blew in a bit of moisture to our August weekend, there is still a bit of Summer in the air in Madrona. It is still Summertime. And the living is still easy. And we’ll be pouring some Summery wines this weekend to suit the season.
Saturday at 2pm we’re opening a flight of Italian
wines. We’ve picked wines from Piedmont, Veneto, Puglia and Tuscany designed to quench a Summer thirst. They are all fresh with plenty of fruit to match the richness of the season. Stroll on by and give them a try.
Sunday we are featuring two wines from Portugal with indigenous grapes that are less familiar outside that country.
Casa do Valle Vinho Verde $10
40% Arinto, 20% Alvarinho, 20% Azal, 20% Loureiro
An estate grown Vinho Verde with a citric and tropical fruits aromas and a long and appellative finish.
2012 Casaleiro, Caves Velhas Reserva $11
40% Touriga Nacional, 30% Castelao, 30% Trincaderia
A wood-aged wine, at a good price, the Casaleiro Reserve has fully structured tannins supported by delicious red fruit with a beam of acidity. The taste of the wine ends with spice, fruit and tannins in the background.
Come see us soon.
Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2 until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5.