The forecast is for grey skies this weekend in Madrona, but here at the wine shop we have some sunny wines from Italy and France lined up to brighten the day if not the weather. Come by and have a taste..
Saturday we have some easy going, great value wines from Italy.
2017 Terre del Bruno, Albore $16
80% Vermentino, 20% Trebbiano
2015 Alcesti Edesia $15
2014 Pometti, Toscana Rosso $15
Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
2015 Alcesti Admeto $15
2014 Talamonti Tre Saggi $21
Sunday we move to the south of France with a Cinsault Rosé from the Languedoc and an Village level old-vine blend from the Rhone.
2018 Reserve de Marande Cinsault Rosé $10
From the Languedoc, the Marande is 100% Cinsault. It is fresh and fruity with raspberries, pears and cherries, a flowery light body, pleasant acidity, and a medium finish. 12% alcohol by volume
2016 Lauribert Carelette Valréas Côtes du Rhone Villages $12
70% Grenache, 30% Syrah
From old-vine vineyards on clay-limestone soil. The Carelette is a rich and well-balanced Rhone with woodland aromas and dry berry fruit and a spicy finish. Was $15 now $12
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.