THIS SATURDAY, March 18, 2 – 4 pm
FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH HARRY ZARKADES, CO-OWNER MAIN STREET WINES
We always enjoy it when Harry, co-owner of Main Street Wines, comes to Savour to pour his selections. Main Street specializes in quality wines at a reasonable price, many of which are organic, fully natural, or biodynamically farmed. Along with some great choices for the weekday dinner table, Harry is pouring a luscious Maceratino from the Marche and a remarkable value priced Morellino from Tuscany. Come join us on a beautiful fall day and celebrate the season!
Octopoda 2021 Sonoma County Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, California
Varietal: Chardonnay Alc.14.5%
Precision Wine Co. presents a distinguished and diverse collection of wines. Each wine is made with meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to quality; from harvesting the grapes in the vineyards to designing original packaging, every step of the winemaking process is handled with precision. The wines are made to showcase the complexity of flavor, diversity of terroir, and distinct characteristics of California’s appellations and wine regions. Proprietor and vintner Trevor Sheehan started his journey to create a top wine collection when he became a winemaker 10 years ago. His first wines were eight barrels of Chardonnay from the Beckstoffer Vineyard and Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain. Octopoda Chardonnay offers notes of white flowers, grapefruit, baked apples, buttered popcorn and a beautiful, toasted oak finish.
Pairs well with creamy cow and sheep-milk cheese, pan-seared salmon, and roast chicken. $19 .99
Duck Pond Pinot Gris, Dundee, Oregon, Varietal: Pinot Gris Alc. 13%
Established in Dundee, Oregon, in 1993 in Willamette Valley and Dundee Hills AVAs, Duck Pond makes wines that are organically farmed, and hand harvested. Winemaker Julia Cattrall’s mission is to preserve and uphold the natural beauty and legacy of Oregon’s wines, and to craft delicious wines free of harmful chemicals. Duck Pond is the first commercially farmed vineyards in Oregon to have received the Clean Label Project Purity Award. Duck Pond uses sustainable and organic farming practices, rigorous testing protocols, ingredient labeling, and third-party testing and certification. Bright aromas of pear, lemon and peach jump from the glass of Pinot Gris along with hints of herbs, delicate flowers and minerals. The fresh fruit flavors of crisp citrus and pear are balanced with a light texture. The fruity finish is rounded out with a mineral-focused complexity.
Pairs well with fresh vegetables, sushi, and shellfish. $16.99
Fontezoppa Asola 2017, Marche, Italy
Varietal: Maceratino Alc. 14%
Cantine Fontezoppa is a young company in central Italy on the Adriatic coast in the province of Macerata between Civitanova, Marche and very close to Civitanova Alta, an ancient 14th century village. The company, which takes its name from the ancient source of water that gushed out where the rows of vineyards now grow, was born thanks to the acquisition of the land in Civitanova Alta by the Luzi family in the late 1990s. Made from hand-picked Maceratino (or Ribona) grapes, this wine has an intense straw yellow color and a strong and complex nose, with aromas of ripe fruit, citrus peel, peach, yellow flowers, united by a deep mineral note and a touch of vanilla. It is balanced and consistent on the palate, with a pleasantly long and fresh finish.
Pairs well with anchovies and other fish, white meat, truffles. $31.99
Firriato Le Sabbie Dell’Etna Rosso, Sicily, Italy, Varietal: Nerello Cappuccio, Nerello Mascalese Alc. 13.8%
Made from grapes grown on the north side of Mount Etna, the only active volcano in Europe, this rosso is perfect for the friend who insists on drinking red wine even though your menu really calls for white. The wine’s minerality, ripeness, and elegance, with hints of black currants, licorice, pepper, and wilted violet, it’s sure to please your contrary friend.
Pairs well with seafood and lobster. Serve it to the red wine lovers when everyone else is drinking white with their lobster! $25.99
Spineto Morellino di Scansano 2019, Tuscany, Italy Varietal: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Alc. 13.5%
Erik Banti has been producing wines in the Maremma Toscana region in the south-west of Tuscany for decades. In 1981 he produced his first vintage of Morellino. At the time, Morellino was a new and relatively unknown DOC. Today, the area is well known for producing full-flavored wine. The Spineto Morellino pours clear, bright, ruby red. The nose is lightly fruity, with hints of black cherries and violets. On the palate it is dry, tangy, and lightly tannic with good balance, body and lingering aromas, and a long finish.
Pairs well with fish baked or grilled, light pasta dishes, white and red meats and soft cheeses, such as Robiola, and fresh pecorino. $19.99
Chateau Gigognan 2016 Clos du Roi Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone, France, Varietals: 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre Alc. 15%
In the heart of the Rhône Valley, close to the famous papal city of Avignon, Château Gigognan encompasses 110 hectares of vines in a landscape of rolling hills, parasol pines, and olive trees. Born of a winegrowing tradition dating back to Roman times, Château Gigognan is a long-established wine estate and part of the historical heritage of Provence. It produces red, white and rosé wines in the appellations of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Signargues, Côtes-du-Rhône Villages, and Côtes-du-Rhône. Vivid ruby, this Chateauneuf-du-Pape has aromas of highly perfumed red fruit complicated by suggestions of garrigue, licorice, and white pepper. Spicy and focused on the palate, it displays vibrant raspberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors, along with a building smoky nuance. It finishes with resonating spiciness, a suggestion of Chambord, and youthfully chewy tannins.
Pairs well with barbecued beef ribs, duck, mushroom dishes, lamb chops. $49.99
And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case. We just got in a new shipment of Maine Beer, with the IPA’s “Lunch” and “Little Whale Boat” leading the charge. We have a rich brown ale called “Brown Dog” and the wonderfully dark but slightly hoppy Robust Porter, both from Smuttynose.
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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 Harry 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!
GRAND TASTING! – MARCH 25 AND 26
OVER 60 WINES TO TASTE OVER 2 DAYS!
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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