THIS SATURDAY, Nov.5, 2 – 4 pm
FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH MANNY GONZLAES, PORTFOLIO MANAGER AT HORIZON
Manny manages a large portfolio of wines for the Signature division of boutique and unique wines at Horizon Beverage company. Manny is incredibly knowledgeable and conversant in everything from French champagne to sake. It is a pleasure to have him pouring for us this weekend, with a great international lineup, from the great wines of South America’s premier female winemaker, Susana Balboa to the classic red wine of Spain’s Ribera del Duero.
Albert Bichot Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Reserve, France
Varietals: 60 % Chardonnay, %40 Pinot Noir Alc. 12%
Domaines Albert Bichot has been a family business since 1831. Albéric Bichot, the fifth generation of the family, joined the company in the early 90s and took over its management in 1996. Though he fully respects family traditions, he is completely focused on the future. As well as expanding vinification capacity and the aging cellars, Albéric has also converted the vineyards to organic viticulture. The Cremant de Bourgogne shows fine, even bubbles in the glass. The nose has notes of citrus (lime, pink grapefruit) and white blossoms which pave the way for liveliness and freshness on the palate. It has a clean and precise finish with beautiful length.
Ideal as a festive aperitif. Pairs well with seafood, fish, and poultry in cream sauce. $21.99
Susana Balbo White Blend, Mendoza, Argentina
Varietals: Torrontés, Semillón, Sauvignon Blanc Alc. 12%
In 1981, Susana Balbo graduated from university cum laude and became the first female enologist of Argentina. She built her reputation as a winemaker for 18 years working at various vineyards until, in 1999, she founded her own winery, achieving her lifelong dream. Susana is one of the most renowned figures of the wine scene, and she has helped to position Argentinian wines among the best in the world. In 2019 she was awarded the “BRAVO Lifetime Achievement” by the Organización de las Américas. Her White Blend is a very aromatic wine with floral and citrus notes combined with hints of fresh grass, white fruits, and orange. In the mouth, floral, fresh and fruity flavors are perfectly combined with the full mouthfeel. Its finish is mineral and persistent.
Pairs well with fish, Asian food, and food in spicy or hot sauces. $27.99
Domaine de Paris Côte de Provence Rosé, France
Varietals: 40 %Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Cinsault, 10 %Carignan Alc. 12.5%
Since 1952 the House of Breban Wines (Vins Breban) has been producing and supplying a wide range of wines of varying styles and aromas to restaurants and retail distributors. Vins Breban brings to market each year more than 50 different wines, more than 8 million bottles in total of roses, whites, reds, stills and sparkling wines. Vins Breban vineyards stretch from the Sainte-Victoire mountain range in the west to the Haute Provence Alps in the east. The Domaine de Paris has a pale pink color. The nose is floral and powdery, with aromas of red fruits. In the mouth, the red fruits are followed by a clean finish.
Excellent as an aperitif. Pairs well with fish, chicken, and pork. $18.99
Domaine Maire et Fils Arbois Trousseau Aux Anes, Jura, France
Varietal: Trousseau Alc. 13.5%
Domaine Henri Maire has been nestled in the Jura, a wine region in eastern France between Burgundy in the east and Switzerland in the west, since 1632. For over 300 years, generations of Maires have made wine here, and the Domaine today encompasses 218 hectares. The Arbois AOC is the oldest and largest of the Jura’s four geographic AOCs; it was France’s first AOC, created in 1937. Trousseau is one of two native grape varieties grown in the Jura. Domaine Maire Arbois Trousseau pours an intense cherry red color. On the nose, aromas of small red fruits mix with woody and spicy notes. On the palate, spices and ripe fruit are balanced by
an elegant structure.
Pairs well with cured meats, grilled red meats, and duck breasts. $19.99
Tinto Pesquera Ribera del Duero, Spain
Varietal: Tempranillo Alc. 14.5%
Tinto Pesquera winemaker Alejandro Fernández put Ribera del Duero on the map – almost literally. In 1972 Fernández and Esperanza Rivera bought some land in the area and began making wine. By 1982, the wines of Alejandro Fernández, especially Tinto Pesquera, had made such an impression that the Designation of Origin Ribera del Duero was created. The Tinto Pesquera pours a lovely garnet hue. Red berry fruit notes, such as raspberries, along with balsamic hints, come through on the nose. On the palate, sweetness and attractive fruit character up front leads to balsamic and licorice notes followed by an elegant finish with touches of brioche coming through.
Pair with barbecued meat, roast lamb, and bellota ham. $34.99
Concha y Toro Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Valle Central, Chile
Varietal: 94.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Carmenere, 2.5% Syrah Alc. 13.5%
In 1883 Melchor Concha y Toro, a prominent Chilean lawyer, politician and businessman, decided to start making wine. He brought French vines from the Bordeaux region, invested in winemaking machinery, and built an underground vault to store his wines. Viña Concha y Toro was born. Almost 150 years later, Concha y Toro is a global brand. Gran Reserva Riberas Series Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the company’s vineyards located on the south bank of the Tinguiririca River, Marchigüe, at 180 meters above sea level. This Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of soft oak and red fruit on the nose. On the palate, light plum flavors mix with hints of oak and a touch of cinnamon. The finish is lively and balanced.
Pairs well with roasted lamb, pork, and beef with black pepper sauce. $19.99
And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case. We have a malty Oktoberfest from the von Trapp brewery and the wonderfully dark but slightly hoppy Robust Porter from Smuttynose.
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 Manny 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.
Welcome Your Donation in any amount for Pathways for Children.
Thank You! …Kathleen
For Your Mobile Calendar – July
Savour Wine Tastings!
November 5 – Manny Gonzales – Horizon Beverage Company
November 12 and 13 – Grand tasting! We are bringing back the grand tasting. This will be over 2 days, Saturday and Sunday from 2 – 5 pm (bye week for Pats), with 30+ wines each day. We will just have 4 tables each day, so everyone can spread out. Come join us!
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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Savour Wine and Cheese
76 Prospect St.
Gloucester, Ma 01930