THIS SATURDAY, Sept. 10, 2 – 4 pm
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.
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.
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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.
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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
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
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