We’ll have the door wide open this weekend at Madrona Wine letting in the fresh Spring air. The flowers are booming outside but the bouquets we’ll be smelling are coming from the All French lineup we’re tasting. Stop and smell the Rosé.
Saturday, we go from to Aligoté to Trousseau (two delicious but lesser known grapes) with some other delicious wines in between from French importer Wine Traditions.
2016 Marcel Giraudon, Bourgogne Aligoté $15
2017 Chateau de Jouclary, Cabardès Rosé $13
2013 Domaine Grosbot-Barbara, Saint Pourcain Rouge Les Chambre d’ Edoward $19
2015 Chateau d’Oupia, Minervois Rouge $12
2016 Domaine de la Touraize, Arbois Rouge Les Corvees $34
Sunday we pouring a pair of Southern French organic wines. You can get a wiff of Barougue, Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng a mixed bouquet that is thirst quenching as well.
2016 Les Pentes de Barène Tursan $15
43% Barougue, 43% Gros Manseng, 10% Petit Manseng, 4% Sauvignon Blanc
From the Southwest of France comes this bold full white. The Pentes de Barene casts aromas of grapefruit, passion fruit, wildflowers and smoky minerals. Crisp and zesty on the palate, with suggestions of grapefruit, guava and chalky minerals. Organic.
2015 Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Rouge $12
60% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 15% Carrignan
As a result of one year’s wine tastings and selection, this Languedoc Red is blended by the most brilliant fruits of Syrah, from the area of Saint Chinian and the Terraces du Larzac with the tasty Grenache from Roussillon. It’s a fruity wine, a Mediterranean wine that is fresh and thirst-quenching. Organic
Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2pm until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5pm.