Savour Saturday Tasting, Oct. 1, 2 – 4 pm, Ideal Wines Featured

THIS SATURDAY, Oct. 1, 2 – 4 pm

COMPLIMENTARY

FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH CASEY G. OF IDEAL WINES

Ideal is an importer and distributor of fine wine and spirits based in Medford, Massachusetts. The company’s roots go back to 1905, when Samuel Bender and two partners founded a retail wine and provisions store in Boston, which evolved in the years after WW II into one of the city’s premiere fine wine shops. It was in the late 1970s that Larry Bender, the third generation of his family in the business, decided to strike out on his own, separating the importing business from his father’s retail operation. His goal was to import small high-quality wineries directly to the Massachusetts market, wines that had previously only come through national importers, if they were imported at all. Most of the wines at that time were French, but the company soon expanded its Italian selections, and has since rounded out the book with some American wineries as well as wines from other countries. Ideal brings us wine with a strong sense of place, made with minimal intervention, at a great price.

                                                                                                                                                                         Kathleen

WINES

Verget Mâcon-Pierreclos Chardonnay 2020, Maconnais, France

Varietal:Chardonnay Alc.13%

Often referred to as “the mad Belgian,” Jean-Marie Guffens is the legendary winemaker from the Mâconnais who receives much critical praise for producing “poor man’s white Burgundy,” worthy of the finest wines of the Côte d´Or.The adventure started in 1976 when Jean-Marie Guffens and his wife, Maine Heynen, arrived in Burgundy. After learning French, Jean-Marie undertook a viticultural course at the local Davayé school. In 1979, Jean-Marie and Maine purchased their first few plots of vines that no one wanted on the steep hills of Pierreclos, a small village west of Mâcon. In 1990 Jean-Marie Guffens started a very progressive micro-négociant business, Maison Verget. Verget buys its grapes from passionate winegrowers, selected for their seriousness and their work that respects the vines and the terroir. They have become, over time, valuable partners and Verget determines with them the management of the vines and their yield.

The wines of Maison Verget have a clear acidity, with a mineral character, coupled with ripe fruit. They unite tension, depth, texture, and amplitude. It is generally acknowledged that Jean-Marie Guffens shapes some of the greatest whites of Burgundy. Mâcon-Pierreclos is produced from young Chavignevines, and is fermented on the lees for six months in small stainless-steel casks, producing a seductive, indulgent wine with a certain richness and a pleasant minerality. The nose is elegant, with white fruit and exotic fruit aromas and slight spicy notes. The palate reveals great minerality, power and richness, with superb length.

Pairs well with duck, shellfish and lobster, mushrooms, and Parmesan, cheddar gruyere. $25.99

Les Equilibristes Hirsute 2020, Bergerac, France

Varietals: 70% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Chenin Blanc Alc. 13.5%

Les Equilibristes is a collective of winegrowers who work together to create new blends of grape, focused on neglected varietals. It is a collaborative process, from choosing the site to final bottling. Their ground rules are to use grapes from great terroir, practice organic methods, with minimal intervention in the cellar, and minimal use of sulfur. Hirsute is organic and biodynamic. It is golden in color and has hints of citrus and herbs on the nose. On the palate notes of orange and melon mingle with a zesty minerality.

Pairs well with risotto, octopus, and other seafood. $18.99

Becker Riesling, Alsace, France

Varietal: RieslingAlc.12.5%

The history of Vins Becker traces back to 1610 when Jean Becker became the owner. Today, Jean-François manages the vineyards while his sister manages the commercial part of the winery. In total, the vineyard covers an area of 32 hectares. They grow Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat, Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Gewurztraminer. The team has been using organic farming techniques in the vineyard and the winery since 1999. The soil of Vins Becker vineyards have a unique geology of bedrock with a small amount of limestone. During the winemaking process, only the free run juice is used to produce the wines. They prefer the use of natural yeasts and limit the filtration to the minimum. The wines are crisp and dry, with a nice body and revealing the characteristics of the terroir. Vins Becker’s Riesling has a fresh minerality and aromas of apricot, pineapple, and spices.

Pairs well with fish, shellfish, seafood, white meats, and sauerkraut. $17.99

Domaine Nudant Ladoix Rouge, Burgundy, France

Varietal: Pinot Noir Alc. 13.5%

The Nudant winery can look back on more than 200 years of history and has been managed by the Nudant family for many generations. Guillaume Nudant is now the fourth generation to follow his family’s tradition of producing award-winning wines in the rolling countryside of Ladoix-Serrigny and Corton. From the beginning, very strict rules were applied in the selection of the grapes. This method is still used today. The winery covers an area of 16 hectares in the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits. It houses 20 appellations. This includes wines such as Village, 1er Cru, and Grand Cru. The approximately 40-year-old Pinot Noir vines for Ladoix Rouge grow at an altitude of 310meters with a southeast orientation. About 10,000 bottles per year are produced from a total of only 2.3 hectares of vineyards on clay limestone soil. In the glass the wine shows a deep red color. The nose shows intense and varied aromas of red fruits and spices. On the palate, there are notes of dark strawberries, cherry compote and pickled morello cherries as well as hints of spices, elderberry, and mocha. Soft tannins are part of a long finish.

Pairs well with mushroom dishes, beef stew, grilled salmon. $37.99

Les Equilibristes Volute 2020, Côte du Forez,

Languedoc, France

Varietal: Gamay Alc. 13.5%

Les Equilibristes use indigenous grape varieties, organic

winemaking practices, biodynamic farming, indigenous yeasts, and minimal sulfur. With this wine they aim to use gamay to bring out all the complexity of the rare soil of black mica on granite.  

Pairs well with charcuterie, roast chicken, mushroom tart, and chilled, it is great with spicy food, i.e., Mexican carne asada or Chinese broccoli and beef. $27.99

Find out about new wine arrivals and other events at Savour by following us n Facebook and Instagram. 


Kathleen’s Price-Value Gems:

Unique to SAVOUR our three price-value collections, with

each category ($9.99ers – $14.99ers -$19.99ers) offering hundreds of wines

at one price, personally curated by Kathleen, some have limited availability

9.99ers…the quality is taste delivering above-price enjoyment …Value!

14.99ers…exhibiting qualities of complexity…Elevating the Experience!

19.99ers…value laden wines by innovative vintners…Expect Exceptional!

Adding to this Saturday’s wine tasting with Casey is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Fun to use and enjoy!  Taste up to 20 wines with new selections regularly added…& yes, complimentary. Kathleen welcomes your questions for food pairings.

Welcome Your Donation in any amount for Pathways for Children.

Thank You! …Kathleen

 For Your Mobile Calendar – July

Savour Wine Tastings!

September 24 – Joe Nardone – M.S. Walker – Biodynamic Wines

October 1 – Casey Gruttadauria – Ideal Wines

October 8 – Joe Nardone – MS Walker 

October 15 – Gordon Alexander – owner Terroir Wines

October 23 – Dave Bender – Vineyard Road Wines

October 29 – Harry Zarkades – owner Main Street Wines November 5 – Manny Gonzales – Horizon Beverage Company

November 12 and 13 – Grand tasting! We are bringing back the grand tasting. This will be over 2 days, Saturday and Sunday from 2 – 5 pm (bye week for Pats), with 30+ wines each day. We will just have 4 tables each day, so everyone can spread out. Come join us!


Continuing to offer a case discount 0f 10% on wines and all items purchased with the case to all customers. Wine Club members get 5% off on 6 bottles and all items purchased with the 6 bottles. Thanks again for your support!

 We continue using our 5 Molekule high performance air purification units that clear the air of 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and allergens every hour, store wide.

We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455

Savour Saturday Tasting, 2 – 4 pm

COMPLIMENTARY

FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH ANTHONY SCIARAPPA OF CAROLINA WINES

THIS SATURDAY, Sept. 17, 2 – 4 pm

COMPLIMENTARY

FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH ANTHONY SCIARAPPA OF CAROLINA WINES

Anthony Sciarappa, from Carolina wines, has been in the industry for several years, coming to Carolina wines from years as a restaurant chef. He therefore is well-versed in food and wine pairing, so feel free to ask his opinion on whatever you are preparing for your next culinary feast. Carolina is a division of Martignetti and carries specialty portfolios from some of the great importers, including Kermit Lynch and Louis Dressner. 

                                                                Kathleen

WINES

Famille Perrin Reserve Côtes du Rhône Blanc, France

Varietals: Grenache blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, ViognierAlc.11.5%

Famille Perrin is a leading organic wine producer in the southern Rhone Valley, where they have been making wine for five generations. They are committed to manual methods and to the belief that organic viticulture is the only way to express the true essence of the terroir. This Côtes du Rhône Blanc pours a pale yellow with hints of delicate green. It has strong floral and mineral aromas on the nose leading to lemon, bergamot, and hawthorn on the palate and ending with a long finish.

Pairs well with Mediterranean food, grilled fish, bouillabaisse. $14.99

Hedges CMS Chardonnay, Yakima Valley, Washington

Varietal: ChardonnayAlc.12%

In 1989, Tom and Anne-Marie Hedges bought 50 acres on Red Mountain in the Yakima Valley and planted 40 acres of Bordeaux grape varieties, and over the years, wine production has become a family affair: their daughter, Sarah Hedges-Goedhart, is the head winemaker and their son, Christopher Hedges, is the general manager. In 2008 they converted to biodynamic farming, and in 2015 they released the first biodynamic Cabernet Sauvignon in Washington. The CMS Chardonnay pours a light golden color. On the nose, there is a hint of blood orange and tart caramel apple, mixed with cinnamon and buttered toast. There is a fresh mineral component to this wine. A tart beginning leads into a full and creamy mid-palate. There is a bit of butter, some fresh citrus and apple flavors, and a touch of spice on the finish with just a hint of that blood orange.

Pairs well with shellfish, lobster, and risotto. $14.99

Colene Clemens Dopp Creek Pinot Noir 2020, Newberg, Oregon

Varietals: Pinot NoirAlc.14%

Colene Clemens was founded in 2005 by Joe and Victoria Stark

with the purpose of making exceptional pinot noir, and they

named the property in honor of Victoria’s mother. Wine production began in 2008. Spanning 122 acres where the Chehalem Mountains converge with Ribbon Ridge, the estate contains both sedimentary soils

and volcanic soils. Elevation climbs from 350 to 650 feet, where the winery perches with sweeping views of the coast range and valley; 62 acres are planted to pinot noir and chardonnay. The vineyard is

completely dry farmed, and sustainable and organic processes are used whenever possible. The 2020 Dopp Creek opens with delicate aromas of rich purple fruit and thyme flowers. This approachable pinot noir has a juicy and round palate brimming with sweet cranberry and cherry, intermingled with wisps of cardamom and savory herbs. It is well balanced and a delight to sip. This wine is best consumed within the next three to four years.

Pairs well with salmon, roast chicken, pasta dishes $32.99

San Polo 2016 Brunello di Montalcino, Italy

Varietal: Sangiovese Alc. 14%

Brunello is a red wine of great power and elegance, the ultimate expression of Sangiovese. In Montalcino it is characterized by its reddish-brown color and intense aromas and flavors. San Polo, the Allegrini estate in Montalcino, makes their Brunello guided by respect for the land and sustainability. This Brunello pours an intense ruby red color with garnet reflections. The nose expresses the typical aromas of violet and small red fruits. There are hints of underbrush, aromatic wood, vanilla, and jam, followed by subtle notes of intense and persistent coffee. It is a warm wine in the mouth, with a dense and full-bodied texture. The finish is long, with well-defined tannins. Brunello di San Polo withstands long aging and improves with time in the bottle with earthy, savory aromas emerging, along with flavors of black currant and raspberry and notes of earth, iron and juniper. Best from 2025 through 2045.

Pairs well with rich risottos, roast lamb, steak with mushroom sauce. $64.99

Château Les Trois Croix 2016 Bordeaux, Fronsac, France

Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Franc Alc.14.5%

Chateau Les Trois Croix dates back to at least 1712 when the large stone tower was carved and inscribed Trois Croix, which is translated to three crosses. However, we started paying attention to the property after Patrick Leon purchased the vineyard in 1995. Prior to taking over Les Trois Croix in 1995, Patrick Leon was the winemaker for Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac. Sadly, Patrick Leon passed away in 2018. Today, the property is managed by his son, Bertrand Leon. The 20-hectare Right Bank vineyard of Chateau Les Trois Croix is planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The terroir is limestone and clay soils. The vineyard is well placed at the peak of the Fronsac appellation with an elevation of 87 meters at its high point. This wine pours

a deep brilliant red color. The fruity nose has hints of black currant and blackberry. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with bright, precise black fruit and savory layers, framed by grainy tannins and finishing with a refreshing lift.

Pairs well with barbecued chicken, pork, duck, $34.99

Famille Brunier Le Pigeoulet 2019, Rhône France

Varietals: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Carignan, 5% Cinsault Alc. 14%

Brothers Frédéric and Daniel are the fourth generation of their family to farm the land of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. They have worked hard to solidify the legacy left by their father, Henri, and their great-grandfather, Hippolyte. Their Pigeoulet is exuberant and approachable. At table, it is versatile and generous, with abundant aromas of blackberries, herbs, and licorice that can complement a wide range of foods. The structure is sturdy with density and freshness, herbs, licorice and blackberries. Oak tannins show through, since 50% of the wine is aged in oak foudres for 18 months.  

Pairs well with braised beef, pork, and cassoulet. $21.99

While you’re in the store, take a look at some of the new beers we have: Maine Beer’s flagship IPA, Lunch; another Maine Beer favorite, Peeper, a smooth pale ale with hints of citrus and some malt sweetness; and one of the best Belgian-style white beers this side of Belgium, Allagash White — made with coriander and curaçao orange peel, it’s lovely on a hot summer day. 

Find out about new wine arrivals and other events at Savour by following us n Facebook and Instagram. 


Kathleen’s Price-Value Gems:

Unique to SAVOUR our three price-value collections, with

each category ($9.99ers – $14.99ers -$19.99ers) offering hundreds of wines

at one price, personally curated by Kathleen, some have limited availability

9.99ers…the quality is taste delivering above-price enjoyment …Value!

14.99ers…exhibiting qualities of complexity…Elevating the Experience!

19.99ers…value laden wines by innovative vintners…Expect Exceptional!

Adding to this Saturday’s wine tasting with Anthony is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Fun to use and enjoy!  Taste up to 20 wines with new selections regularly added…& yes, complimentary. Kathleen welcomes your questions for food pairings.

Welcome Your Donation in any amount for Pathways for Children.

Thank You! …Kathleen

 For Your Mobile Calendar – July

Savour Wine Tastings!

September 24 – Joe Nardone – M.S. Walker – Biodynamic Wines

October 1 – Casey Gruttadauria – Ideal Wines

October 8 – Gary Ballard – MS Walker 

October 15 – Gordon Alexander – owner Terroir Wines

October 23 – Dave Bender – Vineyard Road Wines

October 29 – Harry Zarkades – owner Main Street Wines November 5 – Manny Gonzales – Horizon Beverage Company


Kathleen’s Price-Value Gems:

Unique to SAVOUR our three price-value collections, with

each category ($9.99ers – $14.99ers -$19.99ers) offering hundreds of wines

at one price, personally curated by Kathleen, some have limited availability

9.99ers…the quality is taste delivering above-price enjoyment …Value!

14.99ers…exhibiting qualities of complexity…Elevating the Experience!

19.99ers…value laden wines by innovative vintners…Expect Exceptional!

Adding to this Saturday’s wine tasting with Anthony is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Fun to use and enjoy!  Taste up to 20 wines with new selections regularly added…& yes, complimentary. Kathleen welcomes your questions for food pairings.

Welcome Your Donation in any amount for Pathways for Children.

Thank You! …Kathleen

 For Your Mobile Calendar – July

Savour Wine Tastings!

September 24 – Joe Nardone – M.S. Walker – Biodynamic Wines

October 1 – Casey Gruttadauria – Ideal Wines

October 8 – Gary Ballard – MS Walker 

October 15 – Gordon Alexander – owner Terroir Wines

October 23 – Dave Bender – Vineyard Road Wines

October 29 – Harry Zarkades – owner Main Street Wines November 5 – Manny Gonzales – Horizon Beverage Company


Continuing to offer a case discount 0f 10% on wines and all items purchased with the case to all customers. Wine Club members get 5% off on 6 bottles and all items purchased with the 6 bottles. Thanks again for your support!

 We continue using our 5 Molekule high performance air purification units that clear the air of 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and allergens every hour, store wide.

We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455

Savour – Saturday Wine Tasting with Vineyard Road Wines, 2 – 4 pm

THIS SATURDAY, Sept. 10, 2 – 4 pm

COMPLIMENTARY

FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH CHELSEA OF VINEYARD ROAD WINES

Vineyard Road is an importer and distributor of fine wines from around the world, based in Framingham, Massachusetts. Since 2000, they have offered high-quality and high-value wines that reflect their soils of origin. Some of their estates have been around for only 5 years. Others have been making wine for more than 500. Vineyard Road specializes in small production and artisanal producers who work in concert with the land to produce wines of distinct and authentic character.

WINES

La Calcinara Clochard, Marche,Italy

Varietal: 90%Verdicchio, 10% ChardonnayAlc.13%

Located in the rolling hills of Ancona in the Marche, on the eastern coast of Italy, La Calcinara is headed up by the Berluti siblings, Paolo and Eleonora. Their energy, enthusiasm, and love of wine is infectious. Their 12 hectares of vines and olive groves are farmed organically, and they make their wine with minimal intervention, using only very low additions of SO2 at bottling. This wine is named “Clochard,” which means vagrant in French, because it is made with Verdicchio vines that lie outside the Verdicchio Castelli DOC boundary. On the nose, Clochard has notes of lime zest, spring hawthorn and apple blossom, with a touch of cardamom. The palate is zippy, with flavors of lime juice, a gentle bitter and creamy almond note, and briny freshness, finishing with a long, yellow-pepper accented tang.   

Pairs well with anchovies, shellfish, and fish dishes. $21.99

Troupis Holy Mania, Mantineia, Greece

Varietal: Moscofilero Alc.13.5%

The Troupis family has a long history of work in agronomy dating back to the ’70s where vines, fruit bearing trees and flowers have been grown and sold from their nursery in Mantineia. Over time, their efforts in the cultivation of vines grew into the desire to share their passion with others. Troupis Winery is located in the heart of Mantineia in the Peloponnese at an altitude of 700 meters in the region of Fteri. Tasos Troupis, supported by his children, has created a small-capacity production and wine-making family business; they produce and bottle wine exclusively from their estate vineyards, which total approximately 16 acres.

On the nose, Troupis’ crisp Moscofilero displays the slight perfumes of the surrounding Arcadian underbrush and bramble, along with jasmine and rose. On the palate, citrus fruit combines with violets, spices and the intense acidity with which Moscofilero has become synonymous. The wine has a long, complex mineral finish.

Pairs well with cucumber salads, chicken dishes, Greek fish soup. $21.99

Rings Pfalz Riesling 2020, Germany

Varietal: Riesling Alc.13.5%

The Rings winery, part of the Palatinate top wineries league, is nestled in the sun-kissed Palatinate, in the middle of the wine-growing community of Freinsheim. For over a decade now, the new generation of the Rings family has been passionately focused on organic production of high-quality dry wines. The brothers Andreas and Steffen took over responsibility for the winery from their parents in 2008. In 2015, the winery was included in the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wineries) and was awarded 4 grapes in the Gault-Millau Wine Guide in 2017.The Riesling pours crystal clear, with aromas of grapefruit, apple, and peach. On the palate, it is full, with hints of citrus, apple and peach, ripe acidity, and minerality on the dry finish.

 Pairs well with sushi, spicy foods, salmon.$21.99

Pra Morandina Valpolicella 2020, Veneto, Italy

Varietal: Corvina Alc. 12.5%

Graziano Pra followed his father and grandfather into the wine business, studying oenology, and taking over the family winery in Soave in the early 1980s. After searching for the right site, Graziano began the new millennium by fulfilling his long-held ambition and purchasing a 13-hectare vineyard near Mezzane in eastern Valpolicella. He farms the land organically, using no chemical treatments. During September and October, the grapes are harvested, de-stemmed and pressed, and left to macerate and ferment for 15 days in vertical vats. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in stainless steel followed by 3 to 6 months’ maturation in Allier oak casks. This is a vibrant, fragrant Valpolicella with intensity yet delicacy from the low yields of the Morandina vineyards. Bright red berry aromas with notes of wild thyme lead to a fresh, sappy wine with layers of raspberry leaf, licorice and cherry. It has a juicy, fresh yet silky mouthfeel and a balancing acidity that combine for a long finish.

Pairs well with grilled vegetables, seafood stew, risotto, roasted chicken. $24.99

Castello di Potentino Sacromontino 2021, Tuscany, Italy

Varietal: Sangiovese Alc. 14%

Run by the Greene family, who are British transplants to Italy, as an old-fashioned Residenzad’Epoca, the Castello di Potentino warmly welcomes visitors all year round. The Castle is also a fully functioning farm. They make their own award-winning wines and olive oil and love to forage for local ingredients in the fields around the castle. Their Sacromontino is medium garnet in color, and shows aromas of red cherries, tomato leaf, espresso, and oregano on the nose. The palate is medium bodied with flavors of cherry, blueberry, and black tea spices. The wine has fine-grained tannins and marked acidity, and the finish is dry and earthy.

Pairs well with pizza, pasta, and Italian beef stew. This is is a great buy – a full liter for only $19.99!

While you’re in the store, take a look at some of the new beers we have: Maine Beer’s flagship IPA, Lunch; another Maine Beer favorite, Peeper, a smooth pale ale with hints of citrus and some malt sweetness; and one of the best Belgian-style white beers this side of Belgium, Allagash White — made with coriander and curaçao orange peel, it’s lovely on a hot summer day. 

Find out about new wine arrivals and other events at Savour by following us n Facebook and Instagram. 

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Kathleen’s Price-Value Gems:

Unique to SAVOUR our three price-value collections, with

each category ($9.99ers – $14.99ers -$19.99ers) offering hundreds of wines

at one price, personally curated by Kathleen, some have limited availability

9.99ers…the quality is taste delivering above-price enjoyment …Value!

14.99ers…exhibiting qualities of complexity…Elevating the Experience!

19.99ers…value laden wines by innovative vintners…Expect Exceptional!

Adding to this Saturday’s wine tasting with Chelsea is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Fun to use and enjoy!  Taste up to 20 wines with new selections regularly added…& yes, complimentary. Kathleen welcomes your questions for food pairings.

Welcome Your Donation in any amount for Pathways for Children.

Thank You! …Kathleen

 For Your Mobile Calendar – July

Savour Wine Tastings!

September 10 – Chelsea Plumber – Vineyard Road Wines

September 17 – Anthony Sciarappa – Carolina Wines

September 24 – Joe Nardone – M.S. Walker – Biodynamic Wines

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Continuing to offer a case discount 0f 10% on wines and all items purchased with the case to all customers. Wine Club members get 5% off on 6 bottles and all items purchased with the 6 bottles. Thanks again for your support!

 We continue using our 5 Molekule high performance air purification units that clear the air of 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and allergens every hour, store wide.

We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455

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Savour Saturday Wine Tasting with local sommelier, Lauren Dadonna, DDS

THIS SATURDAY, Sept. 3, 2 – 4 pm

COMPLIMENTARY

FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH LOCAL SOMMELIER,  LAUREN DADONNA, DDS, OF AP WINE IMPORTS

Lauren Daddona holds her Advanced certification with the Court of Master Sommeliers and is a sales consultant for AP Wine Imports, a New York based distributor and national importer of European wines. Lauren was the Wine Director at L’Espalier in Boston for five years, as well as the opening Wine Director for both Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Back Bay in Boston and Les Sablons in Cambridge. Lauren’s wine career began with six years at Lower Falls Wine Company, a fine wine shop in Newton, MA. Lauren was named Boston Magazine’s Best Sommelier 2017 and is a Director Emeritus of the Boston Sommelier Society.

WINES

Domaine Hamelin Petit Chablis 2020, France

Varietals: ChablisAlc.12.5%

The Hamelin family has been growing vines in Chablis for six generations, each generation adding to the holdings and developing the winemaking techniques. The domaine now stands at 37 hectares, spread between the villages of Poinchy, Beines, and Lignorelles. Grapes for the Petit Chablis are grown in the village of Lignorelles, on the edge of the Chablis vineyards. Most of the vines are on a plateau, and the soil is slightly clayey. Minimal treatments are used in the vineyards, and grass is allowed to grow between rows in a third of them. The Petit Chablis shows subtle aromas of white flowers and green apples on the nose. On the palate it is elegant, dry with good fruit and a touch of steely minerality in the finish.

 Pairs well with seafood, chicken, pork, Thai curry. $26.99

Gothic Nevermore Pinot Noir 2018,Willamette Valley, Oregon, Varietal: Pinot NoirAlc.13%

Perhaps the most familiar wine producing region in Oregon, the Willamette Valley is actually a group of distinct AVA’s (American Viticultural Areas). This varied area is home to approximately two thirds of Oregon’s wineries. Bounded roughly by the cities of Portland in the north and Eugene in the south, the near-idyllic wine growing region is cradled between the Cascade Mountain Range on its east side and the Coastal Range to the west. It produces some of America’s most sublime expressions of Pinot Noir. From the northern slopes of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Nevermore is a dark, elegant Pinot Noir. Vibrant aromas of cherries, raspberries, and smoky vanilla on the nose are followed by blackberry, spice and a silky mouthfeel on the palate.

 Pairs well with mushroom dishes and pork roast. $29.99

Domaine La Ligiere Côtes du Rhône Sud Absolu, Rhône Valley, France

Varietals: Grenache, Syrah Alc.14.5%

Domaine La Ligiere is a certified organic, practicing biodynamic estate located in the Beaumes de Venise region of the Southern Rhone. A blend of 30-year-old Grenache and Syrah vines, the 2019 Sud Absolu is medium bodied and complexly layered, with just the right balance of savory red and dark fruits delicately complimented by a touch of freshly ground black pepper and notes of Provençal herbs and spices. Elegant and complex with moderate tannins and very easy drinking, this is a seriously good food wine.

 Pairs well with wild game, poultry, and Mediterranean inspired dishes.

 $15.99

Estelle et Rodolphe Cognard Saint-Nicolas de Bourgeuil Cuvée Les Malgagnes, France

Varietal: Cabernet Franc Alc. 12%

Domaine Estelle et Rodolphe Cognardhas been a family-owned estate since 1974, and now the estate spans 15 hectares of vines in St Nicolas de Bourgueil and Bourgueil. The vineyards are devoted in entirety to Cabernet Franc, with the rows of vines interspersed with grass to keep down the weeds and to force the vines to root deeper for nourishment. Since the 1980s, the estate had practiced lutte raisonnée, or reasoned agriculture, but in 2017 they made the decision to convert to organic agriculture, and 2018 was their first organic vintage. In 2020, their domain was officially certified organic. Les Malgagnes pours a dark brick color. The intense nose combines scents of raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry with notes of new leather and toasted nuances. The mouthfeel is fleshy, with flavors of strawberry, blackcurrant, spice, and vanilla on the palate and a long, elegant finish.

 Pairs well with Buffalo burgers and grilled steak, as well as vegetarian dishes and salads. $27.99

Kientzler Gewürztraminer, Alsace, France

Varietal: Gewürztraminer Alc.13.5%

The Kientzler family has been growing vines for more than five  generations in Ribeauvillé and the surrounding area. As early as 1866, Dominique Alphonse Kientzler had inherited vines from his father and grandfather and in 1895 was involved in the creation of France’s first winemaking cooperative in Ribeauvillé, in addition to running the local grocery shop. His son Alphonse carried on the grocery business while also tending to the vines; he eventually became the Mayor of Ribeauvillé. It was Alphonse’s son François though, who was the first to fully concentrate on wine production, taking himself off to Switzerland to study viticulture. By the 1970s, he was joined by his son André in the wine business and the pair undertook a massive replanting program to replace much of the old Chasselas with the noble Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Gewürztraminer varieties. Today, the Kientzlers farm almost 14 hectares of vines in Ribeauvillé, Bergheim, Hunawihr, and Riquewihr, including significant parcels in the Grand Crus of Geisberg, Osterberg, and Kirchberg. They are working toward making the winery completely organic by 2023. This Gewürztraminer is fresh and delicately perfumed with restraint and lovely fine acidity buffering its richness. Intense and exotic aromas of lychee, tropical fruit, and pepper on the nose are followed by a delicate fruity sweetness in the mouth. The spicy profile and fine acidity make for a long, elegant finish.

 Pairs well with coconut curry, mango salad, asparagus, or lamb with dried-fruit cous-cous, as well as all Thai food and sheep’s milk cheeses. $24.99

While you’re in the store, take a look at some of the new beers we have: Maine Beer’s flagship IPA, Lunch; another Maine Beer favorite, Peeper, a smooth pale ale with hints of citrus and some malt sweetness; and one of the best Belgian-style white beers this side of Belgium, Allagash White — made with coriander and curaçao orange peel, it’s lovely on a hot summer day. 

Find out about new wine arrivals and other events at Savour by following us n Facebook and Instagram. 

Kathleen’s Price-Value Gems:

Unique to SAVOUR our three price-value collections, with

each category ($9.99ers – $14.99ers -$19.99ers) offering hundreds of wines

at one price, personally curated by Kathleen, some have limited availability

9.99ers…the quality is taste delivering above-price enjoyment …Value!

14.99ers…exhibiting qualities of complexity…Elevating the Experience!

19.99ers…value laden wines by innovative vintners…Expect Exceptional!

Adding to this Saturday’s wine tasting with Lauren is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Fun to use and enjoy!  Taste up to 20 wines with new selections regularly added…& yes, complimentary. Kathleen welcomes your questions for food pairings.

Welcome Your Donation in any amount for Pathways for Children.

Thank You! …Kathleen

For Your Mobile Calendar – July

Savour Wine Tastings!

September 3 – Sommelier Lauren Dadonna of AP Wine Imports

September 10 – Chelsea Plumber – Vineyard Road Wines

September 17 – Anthony Sciarappa – Carolina Wines

September 24 – Joe Nardone – M.S. Walker – Biodynamic Wines

Continuing to offer case discount 0f 10% on wines and all items purchased with the case to all customers. Wine Club members get 5% off on 6 bottles and all items purchased with the 6 bottles. Thanks again for your support!

 We continue using our 5 Molekule high performance air purification units that clear the air of 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and allergens every hour, store wide.

We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455

THIS SATURDAY, August 27, 2 – 4 pm

COMPLIMENTARY

FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH OWNER, KATHLEEN MORGAN – BIODYNAMIC WINES

Biodynamic vs. Organic

Biodynamic farming was first developed in the 1920s by Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian spiritual philosopher. Simply put, biodynamics is organic wine taken a step further. Just as organic farming takes into account the life around it by growing without the use of toxic chemical pesticides or herbicides, biodynamic farming then encourages and cultivates a symbiotic biosphere wherein all species depend on and nurture one another. These species include anything from soil types to other plants insects, animals and native yeasts. They then plant, harvest, and prune based on a precise calendar that takes into account lunar cycles and the position of the sun and planets. In terms of taste, biodynamic wines are very similar to organic wines, as they are produced similarly. However, compared to conventionally produced wine, organically grown wine has been proven to taste much better. This is likely due to the heightened terroir that comes with organically produced wine. Because organic and biodynamic wines are made in harmony with their surroundings, these “natural” flavors flourish in these wines more than they do in conventionally produced wines.    

                                                                Kathleen

BIODYNAMIC WINES

Patrice Colin makes wonderful wine from his family’s well-established domain in one of France’s newest appellations, the Coteaux de Vendômoise. While the appellation is technically new, viticulture here is ancient. Colin farms several old parcels of ancestral varietals, including Pineaud’Aunis, an ancient red grape from which chenin blanc developed. He makes Perles Grises from Pineaud’Aunis using the traditional method champenois, a very labor-intensive process requiring secondary fermentation in the bottle. Inexpensive and refreshing, and a bargain at $18.99, it is a unique sparkling wine. With a bright and fresh concentration of vibrant red fruits and slight pepper on the palate, this is the ideal aperitif wine.

Pairs well with oysters, snacks, like popcorn, and all fried foods. $18.99

Domaine Jean TeillerMenetou-Salon Blanc2018, France

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc Alc.13%

Domaine Jean Tellier is a family-owned winery that was founded in the 1950s. The domaine covers an area of 18 hectares and is located on the best slopes of the communes of Menetou-Salon, Parassy, Aubinges, and Vignoux sous les Aix; 11 hectares are planted with Sauvignon Blanc and 7 with Pinot Noir. Teiller has been certified organic since 2017, and has not used any pesticides, chemical fertilizers or weed killers since 2010. All grapes are harvested by hand and then fermented using mostly indigenous yeasts and in mainly stainless steel.This white wine comes from vines grown on shallow clay and limestone soils within the communes of Menetou-Salon, Parassy, and Aubinges. Notes of citrus fruit, along with some peach, flowers, and savory herbs on the nose lead to a good balance on the palate in which the fruit is uplifted by the acidity and a long finish. (This is my favorite Sauvignon Blanc in the store)! 

An excellent aperitif.  Pairs well with shellfish, fish, chicken, cold salads, or goat cheese. $25.99

Les Equilibristes Hirsute 2020, Bergerac, France

Varietal: 70% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Chenin Blanc Alc.13.5%

Les Equilibristes is a collective of winegrowers who work together to create new blends of grape, focused on neglected varietals. It is a collaborative process, from choosing the site to final bottling. Their ground rules are to use grapes from great terroir, practice organic methods, with minimal intervention in the cellar, and minimal use of sulfur. Hirsute is organic and biodynamic. It is golden in color and has hints of citrus and herbs on the nose. On the palate notes of orange and melon mingle with a zesty minerality.

Pairs well with risotto, octopus, and other seafood. $18.99

Maysara Arsheen Pinot Gris 2019, McMinnville, Oregon

Varietal: Pinot GrisAlc.12%

The owners of the Montazi vineyard and Maysara Winery are committed to capturing the true expression of the land and conveying it through their wine. They practice low-impact, holistic farming methods in their certified biodynamic vineyard and carry this philosophy into the cellar, where their biodynamic winemaking practices produce elegant wines that maintain the harmony between fruit and earth. A tantalizing perfume of lemon meringue, honey dew, and lavender enters the nose before you take the first sip of the Arsheen Pinot Gris. On the palate, flavors of apple, honeysuckle, and a hint of marzipan are followed by a crisp, clean finish.

Pairs well with salads, pasta dishes with fresh herbs, and fish. $22.99

Maysara Jamsheed Pinot Noir 2014, McMinnville, Oregon, Varietal: Pinot Noir Alc.13.5%

The owners of the Montazi vineyard and Maysara wines believe in holding vintages until the wine is fully evolved, rather than releasing chronologically. They believe each vintage is unique and should mature on its own timeline. The 2014 Pinot Noir was fermented with 100 percent native yeast and underwent malolactic fermentation. It was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels (10% new, 90% neutral). Violet and cherry aromas on the nose lead to raspberry, blackberry, black tea, and fresh cracked pepper on the palate and lengthy tannins on the finish. Delicious! 

Pairs well with dark fowl, grilled meats or salmon, and caramelized vegetables. $34.99

Montepeloso A Quo, 2020, Tuscany, Italy

Varietals: 30% Montepulciano, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, 10% Marselan, 14.5% Alicante Bouschet Alc. 12%

The Montepeloso estate is nestled in the hills of Suvereto near Bolgheri above the famed Tua Rita site on the Tuscan Coast – one of the hottest areas in Tuscany. The hot climate often produces over-concentrated wines, presenting a challenge to winemakers. Estate owner and winemaker Swiss-born Fabio Chiarelotto tackled this by overhauling his vineyards in 1997 – retraining, pruning, and regrafting many vines. He now grows all of his grapes biodynamically. Today, Montepeloso has few rivals on the Tuscan coast producing wines of elegance, refinement, and complexity. In the cellar, he does fairly short macerations, employs natural yeasts during fermentation, and never filters his wine. The blend of grapes makes for a complex yet balanced wine. The nose is dominated by dark red fruits and herbal notes, intermixed with spicy aromas and mineral notes. On the palate hints of black fruits and aromatic woods combine with a fine minerality. 

Pairs well with paté, grilled beef or pork, or a hearty stew. $24.99

While you’re in the store, take a look at some of the new beers we have: Maine Beer’s flagship IPA, Lunch, another Maine Beer favorite, Peeper, a smooth pale ale with hints of citrus and some malt sweetness; and one of the best Belgian-style white beers this side of Belgium, Allagash White — made with coriander and curaçao orange peel, it’s lovely on a hot summer day. 

Find out about new wine arrivals and other events at Savour by following us n Facebook and Instagram. 


Kathleen’s Price-Value Gems:

Unique to SAVOUR our three price-value collections, with

each category ($9.99ers – $14.99ers -$19.99ers) offering hundreds of wines

at one price, personally curated by Kathleen, some have limited availability

9.99ers…the quality is taste delivering above-price enjoyment …Value!

14.99ers…exhibiting qualities of complexity…Elevating the Experience!

19.99ers…value laden wines by innovative vintners…Expect Exceptional!

Adding to this Saturday’s wine tasting with Kathleen is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Fun to use and enjoy!  Taste up to 20 wines with new selections regularly added…& yes, complimentary. Kathleen welcomes your questions for food pairings.

Welcome Your Donation in any amount for Pathways for Children.

Thank You! …Kathleen

 For Your Mobile Calendar – July

Savour Wine Tastings!

August 27 – Kathleen Morgan (Biodynamic Wines)

September 3 – Sommelier Lauren Dadonna of AP Wine Imports

September 10 – Chelsea Plumber – Vineyard Road Wines

September 17 – Anthony Sciarappa – Carolina Wines

September 24 – Joe Nardone – M.S. Walker – Biodynamic Wines


Continuing to offer case discount 0f 10% on wines and all items purchased with the case to all customers. Wine Club members get 5% off on 6 bottles and all items purchased with the 6 bottles. Thanks again for your support!

 We continue using our 5 Molekule high performance air purification units that clear the air of 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and allergens every hour, store wide.

We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455

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Scavenger Hunt for Cape Ann Animal Aid

Good Morning Gloucester

Hi,

My name is Dave Janus.

I’ve put together a Scavenger Hunt to benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid at The Cave next Tuesday. There will be a couple of dogs that are available for adoption. The Cave will be offering free Wine (21+) and cheese to hunters.

I was wondering if you would do a post to let the locals know about the event.

The attached brochures and PoleWalkers.com explain the bigger picture of what the Scavenger Hunt is about.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

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