THIS SATURDAY, May 6 2 – 4 pm
FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH BROOKE OVERHISER OF MARTIGNETTI’S CONNOISSEUR WINE DIVISION
Martignetti Companies began as a family-owned grocery business in Boston’s North End. Upon the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, the Martignetti family received the very first beverage alcohol retail license issued in Massachusetts. Through the years, the retail business included wine and spirits shops across the Boston metro area.
In the 1970’s, the family expanded the distribution and wholesale business, focusing on fine wines. Through organic growth, new supplier portfolio appointments and well executed acquisitions, the distribution side of Martignetti Companies flourished. The Martignetti portfolio has now grown to encompass the broadest selection of fine wines and spirits in the marketplace, from unique artisanal producers to global leading suppliers. The Connoisseur division specializes in boutique fine wines from around the globe.
Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc Alc.13.5%
Marlborough is New Zealand’s most important wine region by far. It is particularly famous for its pungent, zesty white wines made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape.Sauvignon Blanc accounts for over 80 percent of vineyard surface area and more than 85 percent of regional production. The wine is noted for its intense flavors. Family-owned Rapaura Springs has been awarded the New Zealand Winery of the Yea. Lively, bright, and crisp are three common adjectives used to describe the Rapaura Springs Classic Sauvignon Blanc 2020, which epitomizes the natural expression of Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. It is loaded with succulent passion fruit, guava, pineapple, and pink grapefruit aromas which are underscored by a fresh herbal element. Lush layers of sweet melon, tropical and yellow stone fruit flavors are complemented by an attractive minerality. Pairs well with grilled fish and herb butter, crisp Caesar salad. $ 17.99
Chateau l’Escarelle, Provence, France
This week, we pour two Rosés from Chateau l’Escarelle Estate, 100 hectares of vines that grow in the midst of 1,000 hectares of stunning, protected countryside in the heart of Provence, a wild landscape with garrigues and oak trees mixed with typical Provencal plants. Yann Pineau, a captain of French industry, has devoted himself to his role of owner and wine producer at Chateau l’Escarelle. Founder of the Itancia Endowment Fund for the protection of nature (fondsdedotationitancia.com), Pineau undertook to develop the estate while at the same time ensuring that its exceptional natural environment was preserved. Pineau is deeply committed to preserving and bringing out the best in this natural environment and has undertaken various projects, such as the restoration of existing buildings for wine and nature tourism, and also an organic certification of the entire estate. The PACA LPO (French league for birds protection) was invited to carry out an initial survey of biodiversity on the estate in 2014. The resulting inventories demonstrated a strong biodiversity, with the presence of no less than 95 species of butterfly. Thanks to the support of the ITANCIA Endowment Fund, Château de l’Escarelle became a pilot site dedicated to the study and preservation of butterflies. Chateau de l’Escarelle is in the process of converting to organic viticulture and boasts a prestigious HVE (Haute Valeur Environnementale) certification for its strict eco-friendly and sustainable practices.
Chateau l’ Escarelle June 21st Rose,
Varietals: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Alc.12.5%
Named in honor of the Summer Solstice, Chateau de l’ Escarelle’s June 21st Rosé is fantastic for sipping by itself or sharing at a barbecue. This blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah is light and delicate, with aromas of red berries and stone fruit that transform into juicy flavors of strawberries, watermelon, and grapefruit on the palate. It is crisp and quaffable with bright acidity and a clean finish. Serve as an aperitif. Pairs well with salads, mildly spicy food, shrimp and crab. $21.99
Chateau l’ Escarelle Le Pacha Rose
Varietals: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah Alc.13%
Named after a butterfly found on the estate, Chateau de l’ Escarelle’s Le Pacha rosé comes from Coteaux Varoisen Provence, a subzone that – thanks to its inland location, hilliness, slightly cooler climate, and calcareous (clayey limestone) soils – is known for producing rosés with brighter acidity and bolder aromatics than regions closer to the coast. This blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah showcases enticing aromas of raspberry, red flowers, and peaches, leading into gorgeously concentrated flavors of strawberry and watermelon that envelop the palate. It has a light body with mouthwatering acidity, beautiful minerality, and a very long finish.
Pairs well with Mediterranean cuisine and Asian dishes. $29.99
Meerlust Estate Red, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc Alc. 14%
Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, the eighth generation of the family to run the estate. Meerlust, with its historic manor house, classic wine cellar, family cemetery, dovecote, and bird sanctuary is situated 15 kilometers south of Stellenbosch, with the blue crescent of False Bay 5 kilometers away. Wines are only made from grapes grown on the Estate, which is uniquely positioned for the production of wines with exceptional complexity and character. The wine has an intense, dark purple color with a violet rim. Bright and vivacious in the glass, very youthful. The nose is expressive with powerful cassis, plum, and exotic spice notes,and hints of floral aromas. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied with intense flavors of crushed black fruit, cassis, vanilla, and dark chocolate. The tannins are very soft and silky with fresh acidity. The wine has a persistent aftertaste.Pairs well with pot roast, venison, game birds.$17.99
Ramos Pinto RP10 Tawny Port, Douro Valley, Portugal
Varietals: Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão, Alc. 20%
Ana Rosas is the master blender and head of port wine production at Ramos Pinto. She was brought into the winery in 1990 by her uncle José Ramos Pinto Rosas and worked with her cousin João Nicolau de Almeida until taking over from him in 2015. In 2017, wine magazine Grandes Escolhas named her Port Wine Maker of the Year.The winery is located in the upper reaches of the Douro Valley near the prehistoric rock paintings of Foz Coa. The enterprise began in the late 19th century when an artist, Adriano Ramos Pinto, founded the winery and used his art merchandise to promote the wine. His brother António Ramos Pinto soon joined him and took over commercial and financial management. Adriano focused on artistic creation and company promotion. Family members continue to guide the company today. The RP10 Tawny pours a deep garnet color. On the nose, it has aromas of plum and prune. Flavors of ripe plum, raisin, mulled cherry, fig, sandalwood, hazelnut, caramel, and chocolate are present on the palate. Pairs well with dark chocolate, milk or cream-based desserts, dried fruits, nut cakes and tortes, hard and aged cheeses. $39.99
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And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case, including two juicy NE IPAs and a clean, refreshing rice lager from East Regiment Brewing, a veteran-owned brewery in Salem.
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 Brooke 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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Savour Wine Tastings!
April 29 – Wendy Koder – Regional Manager of R&B Wine Imports
May 6 – Brooke Overheiser of Connoisseur Wines
May 13 – Gordon Alexander, Owner Terroir Wines
May 20 – Gary Ballard of MS Walker
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!
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