21st CENTURY WINES HEADLINE SAVOUR-SATURDAY’S APRIL 2nd WINE TASTING
CONTINUING OUR SPRING INTO SUMMER TRANSITION, WINES THAT MATCH COMING- IN-SEASON FOODS …A TROKEN (DRY) RIESLING IS AS FOOD FRIENDLY AS THERE IS HERE FROM THE FINGER LAKES….TO A BIG “BABY BLUE” CA. RED BLEND TO MUSCLE A RIBEYE, AND LOOKING AHEAD, A “SUMMER SESSIONS” SO. AFRICA ROSE! PLUS THREE MORE IN-SYNC SPRING VALUES… RICH RED BLENDS TO CRISP VIBRANT WHITES!
WHAT & WHY: Pleased to reacquaint Saturday tasters with the distinctive, well-curated portfolio of 21st Century Wines, and our guest host and “grape” educator Bill Hoey. This tasting event offers a practical learning experience, the distinctive qualities of the wines Bill is pouring and how they complement springtime fare….especially seasonal veggies that are beginning to appear at local, pop-up markets. We are pleased our tastings present wine new to your palette, the occasion to learn, taste and experience fine wines of complexity.
WHO:Guest Host Bill Hoey, 21st Century Wines and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan have selected an eclectic mix of fine wines as we continue to follow our transition to everything spring!
WHEN: This Saturday, April 2, from 2pm to 4pm +… @ Savour
HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.
For Saturday’s Pouring…we travel from upstate NY to Macedonia, Espana, couple stops in So. Africa, returning to CA’s west coast.
Porto Carras Assyrtiko, Sithonia, Chalkidiki , Macedonia, Greece, 2019, Alc. 13.0
Varietal:Pa Assyrtiko, Tastings: Pale citrusy color. Aromas of candied lemon, parker rolls, baked peach, and toasted almonds with a silky, vibrant, dryish light-medium body and a graceful, appealing, medium-length citrus zest, fresh herbs, and sea spray finish. A fresh, food-friendly Assyrtiko with a hint of salinity; an ultra-refreshing spring-summer wine, Pairs Well: BBQ chicken, Pad Thai chicken, chicken fajitas, Rating: Wine Searcher – 90 pts …. $19.99
Hunt Country Vineyards troken (dry) Riesling, Finger Lakes, NY, 2019, Alc. 12.5%
Varietal: Riesling, Tastings: Aromas of white grape and apple carry an almost candied vibe on the nose. It’s rounded in feel on the palate, with juicy apple and ripe lemon flavors that are pushed along by tangerine-laden acidity. It ends dry but fruity, making this an approachable, straightforward expression. Pairs Well: A lively acidity Riesling pairs beautifully with myriad foods foods. Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90 pts …. $19.99
Radley & Finch “Summer Sessions” Cinsault Rose, Western Cape, So.Africa, 2021, Alc. 12.7%, Varietal: Cinsault, Tastings: This rosé is attractive from start to finish. It leads with a lovely pink peony character that’s complemented by scents of white peach, cranberry and currant, all lifted by a lime rind accent. The palate is fresh and lively, good body and acidity to lift the fruit and enliven the close. A touch of savory herbs and spice unfold on the close, Pairs Well: Enjoy with prosciutto and melon, soft ripe cheeses Rating: wine.com 89 pts …. $14.99
Rascallion 45 RPM Red Blend, Western Cape, Rascallion, So. Africa, 2019, Alc. 13%
Varietals: Grenache, Mourvedre, Tannat, Cinsault Tastings: Intense red color with a bright purple hue. Dark fruit, berry-cherry aromas. Blackberry, sweet dark fruit on the palate with hints of cloves and anise seed. Well balanced with elegant integrated tannins. A smooth, long finish with primary olive and black fruit flavors lingering. A Northern Rhone style. Pairs Well: pasta, root vegetables, artisan burgers, grilled chicken fingers Rating: Tim Atkins So. Africa Report 89 pts … $14.99
Valderiz, Ribera del Duero, Valderiz, Spain, 2018, Alc. 14.5%, Varietals: Tempranillo, Tinto Fino, Tinta Roriz, Tastings: Organic practices for this velvety red offers g generous layers of cherry reduction, espresso, clove and loamy earth notes that are flanked with licorice, graphite and floral hints. Shows freshness and concentration. Drink now through 2039, wow!, Pairs Well: grilled ribeye steaks, lamb kabobs w/ veggies, game (venison, deer) Rating: Wine Spectator 95 pts, James Suckling 93, pts ….$34.99
Blue Rock “Baby Blue”, red blend, Alexander Valley, CA, 2019, Alc. 14.5%
Varietals: six grapes – 43% cabernet sauvignon 25% merlot 11% syrah 10% petit verdot 7% cabernet franc and 4% malbec. Tastings: Baby Blue is always built for pleasure right out of the gate and this beautifully aromatic rendition is no exception. Loads of rich red and black fruits, plus a delightful hint of blueberry, all get the party started. This is followed up by a nice complement of baking spices, vanilla, a kiss of gentle herbs, just the right amount of beautiful French oak and earthy goodness to round things out on the finish. Wonderful length and supple tannins. Pairs Well: lamb stew, veal piccata, grilled Cornish game hens, rib roast… $34.99
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 @1st Century 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 Savour Wine Tastings!
April 2 – Bill Hoey, 21st Century Wines
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) spotlight “Italian Wines”
May 28 – Manny Gonzales, portfolio manager, Horizon Beverage Company
June 4 – TBD
June 11– Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines, Horizon Beverage Company
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Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455