While yesterday’s events marked a change of the era, today’s march signals a bit of hope along with the dread. Amidst all the change, it is nice to have some stability. We still have good wine to drink and we’ll be tasting some all weekend here, (don’t forget that the #2 bus runs straight from Seattle Center to Madrona Wine Merchants.)
Saturday we have a beautiful line up of Classic French wines to offer including an alluring Aligoté, tantalizing Tavel, beautiful Burgundy, rugged Rasteau and a compelling Cahor.
2012 Christophe Buisson, Bourgogne Aligoté
2014 Domaine Corne Loup, Tavel Rosé
2012 Regis Bouvier, Marsannay Rouge Clos du Roy
2012 Famille Gonnet, Rasteau, La Mado
2012 Château De Mercuès, Cahors
Sunday, the Red Octopus Returns as we taste the new vintage of La Cantine di Indie Polpo Rosso along with a new Cattarratto from Sicily.
2015 Adamo Azienda Agricola, Cattarratto $13
Pale straw yellow color, good aromatic bouquet, with hints of herbs, floral and citrus notes. Fruity, with good acidity and a balanced softness, excellent taste structure.
2015 La Cantine di Indie Polpo Rosso $14
This lighter, organic, Sicillian red, is special bottling for our importer and has been a big shop favorite. The red octopus is a tenacious wine with bright acidity, layered cherry flavor and lingering finish. WE only get a small amount of the 2015 vintage so it won’t be around for long.
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.