Things look pretty laid back in Madrona this weekend as we wait for the clouds to burn away and the sun to bring out our chilled rosé. Here at Madrona wines we are going to be sliding long the 45th parallel and tasting some early summer wines from France, Italy and Croatia. Slide on in and taste through the lineup.
Saturday we are bouncing through the backroads of France, from Chablis (47 degrees) to Provence (43 degrees) with stops in between.
2015 Domaine Pinson, Chablis $23
2015 Eric Laguerre, Eos Blanc Cotes de Roussillon $15
2016 Bastide des Oliviers, Provence Rosé $16
2015 Clos Fantine, Lanterne Rouge $17
2012 Chateau De Fontenille, Bordeaux Rouge $14
Sunday we are pouring two great summer whites from the Bastianich Winery in Friuli (46 degrees). Both the wines are at a fantastic price.
2013 Bastianich Malvasia Istria $10
A dry Croatian Malvasia with soft and light notes of flowers, mineral and tropical fruit. The grapes come from across the Adriatic from Friuli at about the same latitude.
Was $20 now $10
2013 Bastianich Pinot Grigio $10
A bone-dry Pinot Grigio. Refreshing and delicious, with delectable notes of pear and ripe apple.
Was $18 now $10
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.