Saturday we are pouring wines from Piedmont, Italy’s most prestigious wine region.
2017 La Gustiniana, Gavi di Gavi $15
2018 Viberti, La Gemella Rosata $15
2017 Francesco Boschis, Grignolino $17
2016 Fratelli Alessandria, Barbera d’Alba $22
2014 Bricco Giubellini, Barolo $42
Sunday we head to the lesser known province of Custoza with two wines from Gorgo. The Gorgo Wine Estate was established in 1973, a territory belonging to the village of Custoza, municipality of Sommacampagna (Verona). From its original 22 hectares, the estate is now stretching over 50 hectares organic certified almost all part of the “Bianco di Custoza” and “Bardolino” production areas.
2005 Gorgo Summa $14
40% Garganega, 30% Bianca Fernanda, 25% Trebbiano, 5% Riesling
Bouquet of orange blossom and jasmine, together with peach and ripe fruits, old rose with a hint of vanilla. The palate is broad, savory, with minerals and ripe fruits. Dry without asperity. Organic
2018 Gorgo Chiaretto Rosatta $12
Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara
Bright, intense pink, almost cherry-like, bright and transparent. Subtle fragrant scent of fresh fruits. Dried and zesty, pleasantly persistent. Organic.
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.