The slush piles are slowly shrinking here in Madrona and we are back to the usual rain. Here at Madrona Wine we know how to deal with rain. We head to Italy! This weekend we are tasting lovely wines from Piedmont and Veneto.
Saturday we have five wines from Marchesi di Barolo.
2017 Gavi DOCG $18
2015 Servaj, Dolcetto Langhe DOC $13
2016 Maraia, Barbera del Monferrato DOC $15
2014 Sbirolo, Nebbiolo Langhe DOC $18
2012 Barolo Tradizione DOCG $50
Sunday we meet up with Two Gentlemen from Verona on the banks of Lake Garda in the Veneto wine region of Italy.
2017 Pieropan Soave Classico $15
85% Garganega, 15% Trebbiano di Soave
Ample and floral aromas with notes of elderberry, apple, pear & lemon verbena on a background of almonds and nuts; fresh, elegant & well balanced on the palate, with a long finish. Was $19 now $15
2016 Allegrini, Valpolicella $15
65% Corvina/Corvione, 30% Rondinella, 5% Molinara
A classic Valpol that manages to be rich without trying to be Ripasso, the Allegrini has fragrant fruit with prominent notes of cherries, echoed by fresher hints of pepper and aromatic herbs, typical of Corvina and Corvinone, the historic varietals of this appellation.
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.