It is a 3-day weekend here in Madrona. Swing by the wine shop and stock up for the extra activities. We are pouring French wines all weekend. Don’t miss the chance to have a taste. The sun is supposed to reemerge on Sunday so don’t forget the rosé!
Saturday we are tasting 4 single varietals from the French countryside. They range from the familiar (Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Noir) to the more unusual (Aligoté &Duras). And we are throwing in a Bordeaux Blend just because.
2017 Domaine Giraudon, Bourgogne Aligoté $15
2017 Domaine Girard, Sancerre $23
2016 Domaine Girard, Sancerre Rouge $22
2017 Domaine Philemon, Croix de la Bouscarié $14
2016 Chateau Platon, Bordeaux $13
Sunday We are pouring 2 southern French wines from Bonpas–a white Luberon and a red Côtes du Rhône.
2017 Légende de Bonpas Blanc $13
50% Grenache Blanc, 20% Bourboulenc, 20% Clairette, 10% Vermentino
While the nose is demure, the palate of this medium-bodied white offers loads of fresh white grapefruit, peach and apricot flavors. It’s fresh and fruity yet edged by veins of salt and chalk.
2017 Légend de Bonpas Rouge $15
Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre
Côtes du Rhône
Deep ruby-red. Expressive, with notes of fresh red fruit. Flavors of mild spices, black olives and stone fruits. Ample and supple, with velvety tannins.
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.