We are tasting our way through a large swath of central and southern Italy this weekend here at Madrona Wine. Come brighten the January gloom with some of these great wines from uncommon varietals.
2017 L’Antica Cantina, Zephino Frizzante $10
2015 Baroni Capoano, Ciro Rosso $15
2017 L’Antica Cantina, Rosone $11
2016 L’Antica Cantina, Nobliss $16
Uva di Troia
2012 Tenuta San Vito, Madiere $30
60% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
Petrizzelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil $18
Sunday we have two wines from Cincinnato, a winery in Lazio.
2017 Cincinnato, Castore $13
From Lazio the Castore is 100% Bellone. The nose is full of lemon, lemon drop, fennel and a little hint of camp fire. It is mid-weight with lots of lemony acidity and a little peachy note in the finish. Touch of spice; fleshy, bright and with a rather stubborn finish. No Baloney.
2016 Cincinnato, Polluce $13
A unique grape that grows in Volcanic soils in Lazio. The aromas have that tinge of sottobosco–the woody, underbrush scent. There are fresh, lively raspberry and strawberry flavors that emit a hint of soy sauce.
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.