TASTING SIX ROBUST REDS AND WHITES TO TAME THE CHILL IN THE HEART OF WINTER HIGHLIGHTING THIS FEBRUARY 19TH SAVOUR – SATURDAY’S TASTING ARE THE WINES OF SPECIALTY WINE MERCHANT HARRY “Z”. SPOTLIGHTING A PINOT NOIR AND PINOT GRIS FROM OREGON AND A MASSIVE TUSCAN BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO. DO STEP IN FROM THE COLD AND JOIN US.
WHAT & WHY: As our culinary thinking is firmly centered on hearty, comfort fare… warming fish chowders and substantial beef stews laden with root veggies… to roasts flavored with family favorite au jus, roasted potatoes, greens in season and an array of homemade breads to corral the drippings, Harry “Z” fine wine selections for this tasting more than stand up to the big flavors / aromas that define winter food-favorites. We continue our tasting and informational journey having our Saturday tastings emphasize everything in pairing wine and food. Always complimentary tastings, & as always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel stemware.
WHO:Guest Host Harry “Z” wine merchant / importer / owner Main Street Wine Imports and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan have chosen wines primarily from small, independent, innovative vintners, one’s that match winter comfort food…roasts, stews, hearty soups and pasta
WHEN: This Saturday, February 19th , from 2pm to 4pm + @ Savour 2pm to 4pm +
HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.
Saturday’s Pourings include: two Oregonian reds; a Russian River Valley fav, big complex tastes from Tuscany, Sicily, and Argentina.
Duck Pond Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, OR, 2018, Alc.14.5%, Varietal: Oregon Pinot Gris, Tasting: Characterized by its tropical aromas and bright acidity. Flavors and aromas of lemon curd, nectarine, elderflower, grapefruit dominate, finishing crisp and dry. Pairs Well: This wine makes an excellent partner for shellfish, sushi, and most hors-d’oeuvres. Rating: Wine Enthusiast 89 ….$14.99
Octopoda Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, CA, 2019, Alc. 14.5
Varietals: Chardonnay Tasting: A very subtle nose hints at yellow plum, creaminess and just a hint of hazelnut. The palate has a lovely, sinuous, well-proportioned body that gains immensely from its ripe but zesty lemon freshness. The finish is dry, appetizing and bright. Pairs Well: roast pork loin, rich fish( salmon, tuna), vegetarian, poultry Rating: The Wine Buyer 91..$19.99
Firriato Etna Rosso, Le Sabbie Dell’Etna, Mt Etna, Sicily, 2019, Alc. 14%
Varietals: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Capuccio Tasting: bright ruby color with lively purple reflection, elegant bouquet envelops blueberries, cassis, plum jam, black cherry, licorice, pepper and dried violets. Lively, energetic, well-balanced, rich, harmonious taste with soft tannins. Juicy fruit tones adorn notes of cinnamon, black pepper and other spices. Pairs Well: Good pairing with tomato/basil-based Italian food, grilled meats, game and mature cheeses. Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90…. $25.99
Duck Pond, Great Oregon Wine Co., Natural Pinot Noir, Or. 2020, Alc. 14.2%
Varietals: Oregon Pinot Noir, Tasting: On the palate, crisp and bright black cherry leads to hints of earth and forest floor. The moderate tannin and acidity bring balance and a velvety texture to the finish. Multiple high-quality sites throughout Oregon contribute to a well-balanced palate and complex nose. rib roast, veal, game (deer, venison), poultry-chicken, turkey …$19.99
Piancornello, Brunello Di Montalcino, Tuscany 2016, Alc. 15%
Varietals: Sangiovese, Tasting: Fruit-focused and high-energy lifting up with a spicy and slightly exotic display, showing sour cherry, wild strawberry, savory herbs. It’s silky in texture with fleshy red berries further excited by juicy acids, giving way to salty minerals and pretty inner florals. Tannins saturate through the finish. Consider decanting. Pairs Well: lamb chops, top sirloin roast, game (venison/deer), Rating: James Suckling 94, Vinous 94…….$74.99
Domaine Bousquet Black Rock, Organic Malbec, Mendoza, Uco Valley, Argentina, 2020, Alc. 14.5%, Varietal: Organic Malbec, Tasting: Fruity aromas of raspberry, blackberry, plum and licorice. It’s medium-bodied with soft tannins and fresh acidity. Juicy. Vegan! The mouth highlights notes of ripe plums with soft and elegant tannins.
Pairs Well: gourmet hamburger brioche, roast beef club sandwich, grilled lamb kabobs, poultry Rating: James Suckling 90 …$17.99
Our Expanding Collection of Fine Wines In Half-Bottles …Perfect for two when one glass each will do!
Adding to the Harry “Z” Main Street Wine Tasting this Saturday is Savor’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. >Taste up to 20 wines…complimentary. Kathleen welcomes questions for food pairings.
Welcome Your Donation in any amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children.
Thank You! …Kathleen
For Your Mobile Calendar l Feb.-Mar., Savour Wine Tastings!
Feb. 19 – Harry Zarkades – wine merchant & owner, Maine Street Wines
Feb. 26 – Laura Rotondi of Baystate Wines
> Featuring Scott Family Sauvignon Blanc, $14.99, Wine Spectator Bargain Wine of the Year!
March 5 – Kelly Ruby (Portuguese Wine Specialist)
March 12 – Dave Bender of Vineyard Road Wines
March 19 – Brooke Overheiser of Connoisseur Wines (Martignetti)
New Updated Mask Policy: On February 11th Gloucester’s Board of Health voted to end mask requirements in all public spaces including the retail community while encouraging people to continue to wear face coverings when indoors and with people of unknown vaccination status, and to respect, to be tolerant of people’s choice to wear masks.
> In accordance with the new policy, we welcome customers and vendors without mask and welcome customers and vendors wearing masks.
>Savour continues to provide the safest possible shopping environment for the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team.
>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 welcome your use of our hand sanitizers. We will continue to sanitize credit cards before returning, and ask you respect customers who continue to socially distance. Thank you!
We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service
Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455