WHAT & WHY
For this Saturday’s Complimentary Wine Tasting we enter the New Year sampling an array of wine flavors represented by classic and emerging varietals, unexpected blends and the occasion to learn of both traditional and unique food pairings to elevate this collection of wines that may be new to your palette. Our guest host is Casey Gruttadauria, wine specialist with Ideal Wine & Spirits, whose portfolio features small, innovative wineries in Europe, the Continent and the Americas. As always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel glassware
WHO: Joining Savour owner & wine merchant Kathleen Morgan is guest host, Ideal’s wine-educator Casey Gruttadauria
WHEN: This Saturday, January 15th, from 2p to 4p+ at Savour
HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.
Saturday’s Featured Pourings:
Otella le Creete Lugana, Veneto, It., White, 2020, Alc. 12.5%, Varietal: Turbiana, Tasting: Aromas of elderflower, citrus and tropical fruit lead the nose. Tangy and savory, the vibrant palate offers grapefruit, gooseberry and pineapple before a saline finish. Pairs Well: pasta, shellfish / oysters , lean fish and charcuterie. Ratings: Wine Enthusiast 92 …$19.99
Clos-du-Mont-Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Blanc 2020, Alc. 13.5, Varietals: mostly Clairette 40%, Roussanne 30% + other So. Rhone varietals, Tasting: Enticing, with light brioche and macadamia nut notes leading off, while white peach, salted butter, acacia and heather hints fill in throughout….bright acidity of the vintage. The long finish is inlaid with an accent of wet stone. Drink now through 2025. Pairs Well: pork belly, rich fish( salmon, blue fish), grilled chicken breast, cured meats, Ratings: Wine Spectator 93 …$44.99
Eola Hills Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR, 2018, Alc. 13.4% Varietals: Pinot Noir, Tasting: The color is a delight, see-thru garnet red. The nose is red berries and rich spice, French vanilla, sour cherry, and faint chocolate. This is a silky smooth, lively Pinot Noir. A lot of flavor is packed in here— makes for a great everyday Pinot. Pairs Well: smoked salmon on a bed of rice, sprinkled with red wine vinegar, black pepper and dill….also, veal, game (deer, venison), Ratings: Wine Enthusiast 90… $21.99
Domaine des Marechaux, Famille Mingot, Bordeaux Supérieur, 2019, Alc. 13.5%, Varietals: Merlot, Tasting: Smooth, fruit-filled, all-Merlot claret from a small family estate on Bordeaux’s Right Bank. Deep ruby in the glass. Ripe red berries, cherries,
plum, with a hint of cedar, silky smooth, with pleasing weight and roundness Pairs Well: grilled ribeye, venison, veal. grilled duck breast…$14.99
Sono Montenidoli ll Garrulo, Chianti Colli Senesi, Tuscany, It., 2018, DOCG, Alc. 13%, Varietals: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Trebbiano, Malvasia – organic farming, women owned! Tasting: Clear medium ruby color. Clean, developing, medium intensity nose with notes of red cherry, raspberry, mushroom and new leather. Dry, full body, medium alcohol, medium tannins and balanced acidity. Medium intensity flavors of red cherry, raspberries on the palate leading to a medium+ length finish Pairs Well: artisan dinner pizza of course!, pasta, salami & Prosciutto, duck, hot spicy beef chili ….$21.99
Adding to the Tasting of Ideal Wines is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only – Digital Wine Machine. Taste up to 20 wines selected by Kathleen and yes, complimentary. Do ask Kathleen for food pairing recommendations to elevate the enjoyment….The wine machine is a breeze to use…and fun!
Welcome Your donation in any amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children.
Thank You! …Kathleen
Please Note:In Compliance with the City of Gloucester’s Board of Health COVID-19 Emergency Regulation, beginning January 10, 2022, masks covering the nose and face are required in all public spaces including retail businesses with a retail food service permit and public-facing staff providing on-site food services. This regulation includes all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, age 10-years and above. Your compliance ensures the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team are maintained, thank you!
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