Spring has Sprung and here in Madrona the buds are breaking out and we are still getting lots of sprinkles to keep the new seeds from drying out. And here at Madrona Wine we have a full line up of tasting wines to keep us from drying out.
Saturday, we are taking a small safari through South Africa. With wines from Franschhoek, Paarl, and Walker Bay.
2015 Southern Right,Walker Bay, Sauvignon Blanc
2015 Tormentoso, Paarl, Old Vine Cinsaut
2014 Tormentoso, Paarl, Pinotage
2013 Chamonix, Franschhoek Rouge
2014 Boekenhoutskloof, Franschhoek The Chocolate Block
Sunday we have two from Château Teulon. Since 1703, the Teulon family has farmed land in the village of Saint Gilles, south of Nimes. With Phillipe and Vincent at the helm, the wines are gentile and elegant. Since 2012 the vineyards are certified “agriculture biologique.”
2015 Château Teulon Costièrs de Nîmes $10
A great little organic white. Floral, citrus, mineral, wet rock, with lemon peel and lime with a wisp of fresh citrus. 13% alcohol by volume. Organic
2015 Château Teulon Costièrs de Nîmes Rouge $10
60% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre
Gorgeous purity along with abundant notes of cranberries, black cherries, black currants, crushed rocks and spring flowers. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure and textured. 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.