It is a busy summer weekend here in Madrona. The schedule quickly fills up with BBQ s, picnics, parades amid the usual house chores and yard work and then the 4th of July is the corner. One thing all these things have in common is that they go better with a good glass of wine. Take a break this weekend and stop by the shop where we’ll be pouring a great line up of wines to smooth out your weekend and the week ahead.
And we are OPEN July 4th from Noon to 3:30 in case you are running behind getting ready for the holiday. But First:
Saturday come feel the breeze from the Atlantic as we taste through wines from the Loire Valley.
2016 Pierre Henri, Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine Sur Lie, St. Fiarce $12
Melon de Bourgone
2018 J. Mourat IGP Val de Loire Blanc “Collection” $13
Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay
2018 Domaine du Salvard, Cheverny Rosé $17
65% Pinot Noir, 35% Gamay Noir
2018 J. Mourat IGP Val de Loire Rouge”Collection” $13
40% Pinot Noir, 30% Cabernet Franc, 30% Negrette
2016 Domaine Nerleux, Samur Champigny Clos des Chatains $18
Sunday we are off to Veneto with three wines from Monte Tondo starting with a little frizzante and finishing with a red.
2016 Monte Tondo Frizzante $10
This Frizzante is 100% Garganega from certified organic vineyards, this one is zesty, spritzy, light, and airy. It offers up aromas and flavors of ripe apple, pear, lemon, white flowers, and just a touch of mineral. And all of those delicious aromas and flavors are delivered along a rush of tiny, gentle bubbles. Organic.
2016 Monte Tondo, Marta Soave $13
Monte Tondo’s second label of Soave but it’s still first rank. This Soave is bristling and clean, flinty and fragrant, with terrific notes of granite, citrus, green apple.
2016 Monte tondo, Marta Corvina $13
Monte Tondo’s entry red is 100% Corvina. A transparent pomegranate hue in the glass, is redolent of pie cherries, rhubarb, orange peel, and dried rose petals. Bitter herbs and fine tannins join the wine’s chewy fruit to make this a most versatile and table-ready red wine.
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.