The updated pairings feature a wide variety of handcrafted, small-batch, full-bodied wines to accompany salads, cakes, roast poultry, and several breads. Madonna Estate wines come from organic grapes dry-farmed in one of the oldest family vineyards in the Carneros region.
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The release of updated wine pairings and recipes for 2023 accompanies special offers on dry-farmed grapes. Madonna Estate also offers competitively priced online wine subscriptions for connoisseurs.
Featured white wine pairings include a Burrata strawberry salad and basil vinaigrette with the 2021 Madonna Estate Rosette or a parmesan-crusted garlic butter roasted chicken with the 2020 Pinot Grigio. The winery also recommends pairing their Madonna Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon with a roast rack of lamb or a dark chocolate brownie recipe.
The large selection of red and white wines comes from organically grown, dry-farmed grapes in the Madonna Estate vineyard, which the Bartolucci family has owned and operated since 1922. Ten different wines are available, each crafted with minimal intervention.
The second oldest winemaking family in the Napa Valley, the Bartoluccis are dedicated to continuing the premium grape growing and winemaking tradition established over multiple generations.
As the current Madonna Estates owner and third-generation grower, Andrea Bartolucci believes organic methods are the healthiest approach to growing grapes. From the time he was a boy, living and working in his family vineyard, he has consistently utilized and believed in natural farming methods.
Andrea explains that organic farming is more than withholding the use of chemicals. It requires nurturing the soil and plants and improving soil fertility. He continues to farm organically without synthetic chemicals and is a proud member of CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers).
Famous for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Madonna Estate has released members-only offers on ten varieties of limited edition, small-batch wines.
According to a spokesperson for the Napa Valley winery, “The flavorful grapes of the Madonna Vineyard are in demand by several wineries for their reserve programs. Using the combination of natural organic and dry farming, Madonna Vineyard consistently produces premium quality varietal grapes.”
To view their current selection of wines, visit https://madonnaestate.com
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