Tenuta Col Sandago Extra Dry Prosecco $18
Tenuta Col Sandago is set amidst the splendid hills of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG region in the prestigious March of Treviso. The Glera grapes benefit from the land’s unique physical characteristics. The exposure, the slopes, the altitude and the microclimates all contribute to creating crisp Prosecco. The wine has a fine and persistent mousse with a pleasing, characteristic fruitiness. The palate is slightly velvety, balanced and lingering.
2015 Colpaola, Verdicchio di Metalica $17
The valley of Matelica, called the Camerino Syncline, is the only one in the entire Marche region that runs parallel to the sea creating a unique continental microclimate, since it’s not influenced by air currents coming from the Adriatic Sea. Made with organically farmed grapes, this delicious white opens with aromas of citrus blossom and white stone fruit. The tangy, medium-bodied palate offers a lovely depth of flavors that include juicy tangerine, lime, white peach, bitter almond and mineral. Crisp acidity brightens the rich flavors and carries through to the clean finish.
2014 Filodivino, Lacrima di Moro d’Alba Diana $12
The Filodivino draws its character from the minerality of the calcareous soil and salinity from the nearby Adriatic Sea. The wine has a fragrance of violets, dog roses accompanied with currant, blueberry and blackberry. In the mouth, the flavor is all enveloping, softened by scents of fruits of the forest, wild strawberries and bramble coupled with good structure and soft, refined tannins.
2016 Tiziano Mazzoni, Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo del Monteregio $25
Tiziano Mazzoni farms just 4.5 hectares of vines and produces about 1,200 cases of wine per year in the “alto Piemonte” region of Ghemme. This higher elevation region of the Piedmont produces Nebbiolo that are radically different from Barolo or Barbaresco. The Colline Novaresi is a light and very pretty Nebbiolo with aromas of red plums, red cherries, red and pink roses, light pepper. It is suave and silky, fine-grained tannins.
2013 Giovanna Madonia, Ombroso Sangiovese di Romagna DOC Riserva $32
The Madonia estate extends over 35 acres on the sunny ridge of the magnificent hill of Montemaggio, in Bertinoro, the heart of Romagna Wine District. The vines are trained in the “Alberello” or “Bush” system, which allows the clusters a more consistent sun exposure throughout the daily cycle. Here, the plants benefit from an optimal southwest exposure, and the yields are kept at minimum for the best fruit quality. The vines are intermingled with olive groves and wild forest, whose scent is blended with the pleasant breeze coming from the Sea, only 5 miles away. Inky dark, the wine opens with aromas of underbrush, vanilla and black-skinned berry. The dense palate delivers ripe black plum, toasted oak and tobacco alongside assertive tannins and the warmth of alcohol.
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.