t’s going to be a warm weekend here in Madrona. Fortunately, the new crop of Rosé is starting to trickle in, and we are stocked up on Vinho Verde. Both are perfect for afternoon sipping. Get that sunscreen on and enjoy the weather.
2020 Rezabal, Txakoli Rezabal Rosé $15
This vivacious rose from the Basque region in northern Spain has lip-smacking acidity, wild strawberry, sea salt and fresh grapefruit impressions that make for a delicious thirst quencher. 10.5% alcohol by volume
2020 Breca, Rosé $10
An elegant rosé made from this 100% Garnacha de Aragón, characterized by delicate fresh, lively, floral aromas with flavors of strawberries and pomegranate with a smooth creamy mouthfeel..
2020 G.D. Vajra, Rosa Bella Rosado $15
Nebbiolo, with small amounts of Barbera and Dolcetto.
2020 Rosabella is floral on the nose, with roses, pomegranate and cherry and
shows a mineral imprint in the mouthfeel. 12.5% alcohol by volume
2020 Quartre Tours, Aix en Provence Rosé Classique $14
40% Grencahe, 15%Cinsault, 15% Syrah, 15% Cab Sauv
Fresh and delicate, with fruity notes (pomelo, green apple, red fruits) and a hint of spice. Delightfully refreshing with flavors of red currants, strawberries and grapefruit. 13% alcohol by volume
2020 Anne Amie, Rosé of Pinot Noir $15
A Willamette Valley rosé with aromas of strawberry, orange blossom, citrus pith, wet stone. The flavor has notes of rhubarb compote, marmalade, pink grapefruit, honey. Crisp and yummy. 13.4% alcohol by volume
Ponte da Barca Este, Vinho Verde $9
A fuller Vinho Verde than most. The wine has lemon zest and herbs on the nose. Clean, light citrus on the palate along with a slight spritz on the tongue. 11% alcohol by volume
2019 Adega de Moncã, Vinho Verde $10
Alvarinho and Trajadura
There is a small amount of CO2 in the wine, and it has a ripe, aromatic nose but it is bone dry on the palate and finishes very clean. The wines from this northerly sub-region are generally considered to be a little more ripe and complex than the classic Vinho Verde style. 12% alcohol by volume
2019 Vera, Vinho Verde $10
60% Arinto, 30% Azal, 10% Loureiro
100% estate fruit, estate bottled, low RS and a very light carbonation. The wine is clean, lively flavors of lime, ripe pink and yellow grapefruit. Bring on the sunshine. 12.5% alcohol by volume