It is going to be a toasty weekend here in Madrona. You can pick your favorite weather site to guess what the temperature is predicted. But here at Madrona Wine we have a lot of pink in the forecast. The air conditioner is at the ready if that isn’t enough to make you chill out.
Saturday is our Rosé Roundup. We have five very distinct Rosés lined up for France, Italy and Greece. Come find out which one cools you off the best.
2016 Routas, Provence Rosé $14
2016 Galantin, Bandol Rosé $20
2016 La Spinetta, Il Rosé di Casanova $20
2016 Oenops, Apla Rosé $18
Fiorini, Lambrusco Corte degli Attimi $15
Sunday we’re pouring two very cool wines from Greece, a delightful rosé of Xinomavro, followed by another obscure Greek grape, Liatiko.
2016 Diofili Xinomavro Rosé $13
From Greece this very dry rose offers great acidity, intense raspberry and strawberry flavors with a crisp mineral after taste.
2014 Douloufakis, Liatiko $15
From Crete, the Liatiko is a delicious rarity. Medium-bodied and soft but with a tangy cherry edge and a spicy, dried roses and lavender streak, the wine reminded me of a pleasant potpourri with cinnamon sticks. Organic
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.