FOR THE INTRIGUING WINE REGIONS REPRESENTED AT SAVOUR-SATURDAY’S MARCH 26TH TASTING, WELCOMING BACK THE OZ WINE COMPANY THAT CHAMPIONS FARMING FAMILY VINTNERS WHO STUBBORNLY CLING TO ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC & SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES…PLACING A PREMIUM VALUE ON QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY.
WHAT & WHY…The OZ portfolio of curated wines and those that will be tasted this Saturday embody the vintners and their carefully managed terriors where curiosity for researching and testing innovative winemaking options, along with respect for proven contemporary techniques, define their approach to the “grape”. From guest host & OZ wine rep/educator Chris Hoffman “Working at Oz has greatly expanded my wine horizons and palette. I love to work with the little honest gems in our portfolio, ones I’ll be introducing and pouring this Saturday.“
WHO: Guest Host Chris Hoffman, OZ Wines and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan have selected wines that will be new to your palette and follow our transition to spring and lighter cuisine.
WHEN: This Saturday, March 26th, from 2pm to 4pm +… @ Savour
HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.
Saturday’s Pourings Features Intriguing Wine Regions: Sintra & Vinho Verde, Portugal; Burgenland Austria; Trebbiano, It; Valle d’Aosta, It; Willamette Valley, OR
Quinta da Raza, Avesso (White), Vinho Verde, Portugal, 2019, Alc. 13% Varietal: Avesso, Tasting: Regarded as one of the top grapes in the Vinho Verde mix, Avesso is from southern Vinho Verde region close to the Douro. Exhibiting fresh aroma like apple, green grape, citrus, peach, acacia and minerality with bit of oak sense. Full body, peach, pear, apricot and citrus like acidity, very smooth, juicy, rich and ripe leading to a clean finish. A high level and high quality, elegant Vinho Verde that is already delicious, Pairs Well: Shellfish, vegetarian/vegan, appetizers and snacks, Rating: Wine Enthusiast 91pts, Wine & Spirits, 90pts ….$17.99
Vom Donabaum Gruber Veltliner, Niederoterreich, Weinviertel, Burgenland, Austria, 2019 Alc. 12.5% Varietal: 100% Gruner Veltliner, Tasting: This wine leads with lovely touch of flint, accentuating its green pear and lemon zest aromas. On the palate, it’s light and dry, with a phenolic character that lends both texture and structure, adding complexity to all the freshness. Pairs Well: pork loin, vegetarian, lean fish, cured meats, Rating: 91pts Wine Enthusiast. $17.99
Noelia Ricci Trebbiano Bro, Emilia-Romagna, Trebbiano, Italy 2019, Alc.13.0%
Varietals: Trebbiano, Romagnolo, Pagadebit, Tasting: Color: of straw yellow with golden reflections within. Bouquet: delicate fruit scents, lemon zest, florals and citrus notes combined. Flavor: This wine is graced with pear, lemon citrus and herbal notes, Pairs Well: pasta dishes, shellfish, mature and hard cheeses and cured meats…$19.99
La Kiuva, Rouge de Vallee, Valle d’Aosta, Italy 2020, Alc. 13.5%, Varietals: 70% Picotendro (local Nebbiolo clone), Gros Vien, Neyret, Cornalin, and Fumin, Tasting: The 2020 La Kiuva Rouge de Vallée indeed embodies the fresh and ethereally elegant character of mountain wines. Light-to-medium-bodied, it captivates the senses with aromas and flavors of brambly red raspberries, cherries, and strawberries. On the palate, the fruits are laced with subtle hints of spring herbs and baking spice; white pepper emerges on the long finish buoyed by vibrant acidity that gives it a youthful kick!Pairs Well: mushroom soup, cold cuts and typical lard d’Arnad, Asian Pairing: Sio bak, Chicken Biryani, yakitori…$19.99
Illahe Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2020, Alc. 13.5%, Varietal: Oregon Pinot Noir, Tasting:The aromas of the 2020 Illahe Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir begin with strawberry, tamarind, and blackberry then broaden along the palate to include chalk, tobacco leaf, chocolate, and earth. The acid supports a complete yet not overwhelming tannin balanced between skin and oak. The wine retains its velvet mouthfeel through a process of clarification by racking. For an entry level pinot, this wine is a great value and will last 6 to 12 years under the best conditions. Pairs Well: beef, veal cutlets, game (venison, deer), game birds…..$29.99
Chao Rijo Vinho Tinto, Sintra, Adega Regional de Colares, Portugal, 2016, Alc. 12.5% Varietals: 20% Tinta Roriz, 80% Castelao, Tasting: Elegant and restrained, this medium bodied red shows dried cherry and wild raspberry notes woven with leather and spice details. This classical Portugese wine finishes with a flash of violet, mineral and tobacco leaf notes. Pairs Well: artisan burgers, pasta, veal, Cornish game hens, rice dishes …$14.99
Everything Savour Deli Foods – American & Imported Artisan Producers
starting with our signature cheese portfolio curated to pair well to our wines as do all our food…pates l Charcuterie l cured – uncured meats l condiments l spreads l
fab-frozen baguettes from Canada l distinctive crackers l Boston sweets l imported chocolate bars l you-pour imported Greek Olive Oil l fresh foods to-go ….the unexpected.
Adding to the This Saturday’s OZ Wines tasting is Savor’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 l Mar.-April-May Savour Wine Tastings!M
arch 26 – Chris Hoffman, Oz Wines
April 2 – Gordon Alexander, owner Terrior Wines – “Italian Tasting”
April 9 – Anthony Sciarappa, Carolina Wines Divi. of Martignetti
April 16 -Bob McVicker, Masciarelli Wines
April 23 – Gary Ballard, M.S. Walker
April 30 – Danny Giddings, Classic Wines (Martignetti)
May 7 – Marco Deary, Antinori Wines, Italian Wine Specialist
May 14 – Harry Zarkades, Main Street Wines (owner)
May 21 – Gordon Alexander, Terroir Wines (owner)
Manny Gonzales, portfolio manager, Horizon Beverage Company
June 4 – TBD
June 11 – Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines, Horizon Beverage Company
PLEASE NOTE: Updated Mask Policy: Gloucester’s Board of Health has ended 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