Complimentart Wine Tasting at Savour, Sat. Feb. 11, 2 – 4 pm – Terroir Wines

THIS SATURDAY, Feb. 11, 2 – 4 pm

COMPLIMENTARY

FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH GORDON ALEXANDER, OWNER OF TERROIR WINES

GORDON ALEXANDER, WINE MERCHANT & OWNER, TERRIOR WINES, works directly with winemakers here and abroad, innovators that cherish their land, producing wines expressing the sense of place with minimal intervention in the vineyard and cellar. Most are organic, some biodynamic, all sustainable. Wines that are as unique and individual as their makers. 

Lauverjat Moulin des Vrilleres Sancerre 2018, Nantes France

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc Alc. 1.25%

The Anneau family has been producing wine in the Nantes region for four generations. They now own 30 hectares around the remarkable 17th-century Château de La Vrillère in the village of Chapelle-Basse-Mer. The Chateau itself was declared a French Historic Monument in 2001. Grapes are hand-harvested, then gently crushed using a pneumatic press. The white Moulin des Vrillères Sancerre is a blend of grapes from different Sauvignon parcels. It pours a beautiful pale clear yellow color. It carries notes of herbs and gooseberries on the nose. Medium-bodied, crisp and dry, it has flavors of smoky minerals, juicy tangy citrus and pink grapefruit on the finish.

Pairs well with seafood, spicy food, and Japanese cuisine. $19.99 for 375 ml bottle

Balnea Verdejo 2020, Valladolid, Spain

Varietal: Verdejo Alc. 14.5%

Balnea’s vineyards are located in La Seca, in the south of Valladolid, on a high altitude plateau. The soil is rich in limestone with a gravel sublayer beneath. The low fertility of the soil and the scarce rains combine to produce low yields of highly concentrated grapes. The Continental climate, with extreme temperature differences between day and night, is the reason for the unique balance achieved in these grapes. Harvest is done 100% manually. Fermentation takes place at a very low temperature – 9 degrees F for 8 weeks. (Industry standard in this region is 15 degrees for 1-2 weeks.) This technique is unique to this winery and contributes to the structure and aromatics of the wine. Only native yeasts are used. Careful battonage is carried out to maximize contact with the lees. Maria Jesus Hernandez, one of the few female winemakers in the region, is Balnea’s winemaker. Maria’s family have had vineyards for many generations, but Maria is the first winemaker in the family. Her verdejo, made from 25+ year old, estate grown vines, is clean with citrus and herbal notes on the nose, and a creamy and delicate body.

Pairs well with shellfish, salads and spicy food. $14.99

Diamant de Loire Chardonnay, Loire France

Varietal: Chardonnay Alc. 11.5%

Joseph Verdier founded a negociant firm in 1927 in Nantes. In 1965 the firm affiliated with Groupe Tallian, a large Bordeaux domaine and negociant firm, which provided capital for Verdier to build their own vinification and bottling plant in Montreuil-Bellay in the heart of the Loire. In the mid-1990’s, Verdier bought a bottling center in Saumeur, which is their main facility today. This facility is Ecocert-certified as part of Verdier’s move toward fully organic viticulture and winemaking. Today Verdier produces some 8 million bottles annually and sells in 30 countries. It is one of the most important producers of Loire wines at the intersection of quality and value. The wines under the Diamant label are pure, precise and great examples of varietal clarity. The Chardonnay is full of fruit notes. It has minor hints of tropical fruits (banana and pineapple) followed by crisp apples and citrus, along with great minerality. All this is nicely balanced with a fine structure that you can feel in the mouth in a long and elegant finish.

Pairs well with oysters, fried/grilled chicken and seafood. $14.99

Castro Ventosa Bierzo Mencia Joven, Bierzo, Spain

Varietal: Mencia Alc. 14%

Castro Ventosa was founded by the Perez family in 1752 and the family has owned the estate ever since. The Perez family owns 75 hectares of Mencía vineyards in Bierzo, making them the biggest owners of this varietal within the Bierzo D.O. The Bierzo appellation is made of 5,000 hectares with 2,500 planted with white varietals and 2,500 planted with Mencía; there are 5,000 landowners within the appellation. Raúl Pérez, who now runs the winery, is a figurehead for Bierzo wines in Spain. Castro Ventosa produces three different Mencía; Valtuille, El Castro de Valtuille and El Castro de Valtuille “Joven Mencia.” Mencía is indigenous to Bierzo, and some suspect that it is an ancient clone from Cabernet Franc. When it comes to the grape Mencia, Raul Perez is obsessive; no detail is overlooked in his quest to accurately express the purity of true Mencia in the region. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and then left in oak vats for 3 months, the wine produced is fresh and without a ton of oak characteristics despite the malolactic fermentation. On the nose, herbal notes mix with wild berries. On the palate, it is medium-bodied and fruit forward with notes of graphite and good acidity.

Pairs well with venison, poultry, or veal. $17.99

Vivier Pinot Noir 2017, Sonoma Coast, California

Varietal: Pinot Noir Alc.14.5%

A Burgundian by birth, Stephane Vivier grew up in Meloisey, a village of about 300 in the canton of Ladoix-Serrigny, near the ancient Burgundian capital of Beaune. There, Stephane was first introduced to wine and winemaking at the feet of an elderly neighbor whose family had been making wine for centuries. After obtaining degrees in viticulture and enology from Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, Stephane worked in Switzerland, Sonoma and New Zealand. Vivier returned to Sonoma in 2002, and today, he is one of the United States’ most noted practitioners of the art of Pinot Noir. The nose of his Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is an earthy mix of Asian spice, violet, and rose petals with hints black cherry and mocha. On the palate, the same complexity of flavors returns with layers of delicate red fruit, floral notes and touches of a gentle earthiness and minerality.

Pairs well with pork, duck, veal or lamb dishes. $42.99

Nomade Cabernet Franc 2017, Mendoza, Argentina

Varietals: Cabernet Franc Alc. 14%

Trained as an engineer, Tomas Achaval spent his early career working with multinational corporations across the globe. Eventually selected by LVMH to manage Moet & Chandon’s operations in Argentina, he fell in love with the world of wine, and soon decided to make his life’s passion his life’s work. Under the Nomade brand, Achaval has collected a group of vineyards from some of Argentina’s finest terroirs. He quickly zeroed in on the Uco Valley as some of the finest terroir in Argentina. The Valle de Uco is a key winegrowing region in the province of Mendoza. An hour’s drive south from the city of Mendoza, it is home to some of the region’s finest vineyards and is sometimes referred to as “the Napa Valley of Argentina.” The Nomade Cabernet Franc is hand-harvested and vinified with minimal intervention. It has a floral

nose with hints of fresh herbs. On the palate, it has medium-high acidity that is a good balance with dark fruit flavors, and notes of plum and pepper.

Pairs well with goat cheeseburgers, roasted pork. $14.99

And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case, including Rockport Brewing’s black lager, Steel Derrick.

Find out about new wine arrivals and other events at Savour by following us n Facebook and Instagram.


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 Gordon Alexander 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!

Feb. 11 – Gordon Alexander – Owner, Terroir Wines

Feb. 18 – Chris Hoffman of Oz Wines

Feb. 25 – Marc Bergeron of Masciarelli Wines

Continuing to offer 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

Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455

savourwineandcheese.com

Wine Tasting at Savour, Sat. Jan. 28, 2 – 4 pm

THIS SATURDAY, January 28, 2 – 4 pm

COMPLIMENTARY

FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH GARY BALLARD OF MS WALKER

Founded in Boston in 1933, M.S. Walker is a 5th-generation, family-owned wine and spirits importer and distributor, a spirit bottler, and a national supplier. They serve restaurants and retail shops throughout the Northeast, with direct operations in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island and brokerage operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Gary Ballard of MS Walker has been with us many times and is always a favorite! He has many years of experience, first in the restaurant business and now in the wine business. He has travelled all over the world with the distribution companies he has represented, so feel free to ask questions! He is very knowledgeable and engaging.

WINES

Novellum Chardonnay, Rousillon, France

Varietal: Chardonnay Alc.13%

 Chardonnay shows up in some remarkable places but few as breathtaking as the Roussillon, where the Pyrenees meet the Mediterranean. From vineyards just a stone’s throw from the beach and within view of the historic Mont Canigou, Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage have created Novellum, a refined, aromatic and elegant Chardonnay that is aged in tank and neutral French barrels. This is an area of Roussillon where Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage have some Chardonnay planted near the Mediterranean that makes a remarkably complex and mineral version of the variety. A small percentage is aged in barrel – usually less than 30%. The remainder of the wine is aged in tank on the lees of Viognier. The 2020 Novellum Chardonnay has a medium gold hue as well as a rich, powerful bouquet of caramelized lemon, honeyed almonds, candle wax, and toasted bread. Rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, and balanced, it is one of the best values in Chardonnay that you can find.

Pairs well with seafood, roasted chicken and creamy polenta. $ 14.99

Merlin Mâcon la Roche Vineuse 2019, Burgundy, France

Varietal: Chardonnay Alc.14.5%

Olivier Merlin and his wife, Corinne, began in 1987 by renting 4.5 hectares. Since then, Olivier has been buying the property in stages as well as adding new vineyards such as those in St Véran. Olivier has established a reputation as one of the region’s most dynamic growers, a reference point for the Mâconnais. The whites demonstrate his exceptional winemaking talents, and the potential of “lowly” appellations. They are frequently taken for Côte d’Or wines if tasted blind. The single-vineyard wines, including Mâcon-La Roche Vineuse, get 18 months barrel-ageing with 30 to 50% new wood. This old-vine cuvée is fermented and aged for the first year in oak, before moving to tank to avoid drying out. The nose is surprisingly serious, with some spicy oak reduction. It’s quite peachy and rounded initially on the palate, before a pleasing salinity arrives and tightens up the finish. It’s best to drink from now until 2025.

Pairs well with sushi, shellfish, and grilled chicken. $ 25.99

Kloster Neustift Abbazia di Novacella, Alto Adige, Italy

We have two selections from this southern Tyrolian winery. As archaeological finds prove, viticulture has been practiced on the sheltered slopes of the Isarco Valley for well over 2500 years. The Kloster Neustift is one of the oldest active wineries in the world, producing wine since 1142. Through donations, foundations, purchases and exchanges, the monastery acquired a sizeable portfolio of vineyards over the centuries; to this day the monastery is surrounded by vineyards. However, since the monastery was temporarily dissolved at the beginning of the 19th century, not all the vineyards are owned by the monastery. But the growers still deliver most of their grapes to the monastery, where they are processed into expressive wines in the monastery’s own winery. White and red wines that come from their own vineyards, whose fermentation and subsequent maturation take place only in steel tanks, in order to maintain the characteristics of fragrance and freshness that have always distinguished the region.

Kloster Neustift Abbazia di Novacella Kerner

Varietal: KernerAlc. 13.5%

Kerner is grown as a frost-resistant grape variety especially at higher elevations in the Val Venosta and Isarco Valley. This cross between Schiava (Vernatsch) and Riesling owes its name to the German poet Julius Kerner. The sleek, spicy white also reveals itself to be poetic in the glass when its subtle tones of nutmeg emerge from the abundance of aromas and its fine, fruity bouquet reveals the great potential of this wine. The Novacella Kerner is greenish yellow in color. Peaches, apricots, and tones of tangerines are present on the nose. It is very lively, juicy, and sleek on the palate, with a mineral-rich finish.

Pairs well with fish, spicy dishes, and vegetable dishes. $24 .99

Kloster Neustift Abbazia di Novacella Pinot Nero

Varietal: Pinot Nero Alc.13%

The Pinot Noir or Nero grape is considered one of the noblest red grapes worldwide and is another variety that belongs to the so called “international” grapes of French origin, but widely cultivated around the world. Pinot Nero is a difficult grape to grow and wine to make, and it is a challenge for every winemaker with results varying from vintage to vintage and area to area. The Pinot Nero is a grape variety very sensitive to the terroir, producing different interpretations depending on where the grapes are grown and the land and soil characteristics. In Italy, the grape is cultivated in the north, mainly in Trentino Alto Adige. The Novacella Pinot Nero is brick-red in color. A nose with aromas of sour cherries, red berries, plums, and forest floor is followed by an elegant, velvety, and juicy palate.

Pairs well with charcuterie, salmon, and mushroom risotto. $ 25.99

Bodegas Mas Que Vinos, Ercavio Tempranillo Viñas de Meseta 2017, Toledo, Spain

Varietal: Cencibel (Tempranillo) Alc.14.5%

Some very impressive wines have been coming from Spain recently, such as the bottles coming out of Bodegas Mas Que Vinos – arguably one of the country’s hottest producers right now. Bodegas Mas Que Vinos beautifully demonstrates what great shape their country’s wine scene is in right now. The winery has been running since the 1850s with the Rodriguez family at the helm. However, the new millennium called for a serious update of the way the winery was run. So Gonzalo Rodriguez, along with two friends, set up a new Mas Que Vinos winery. The three established new vineyards and improved the old ones and are producing modern Spanish wine from the amazing native grape varietals that flourish on their sun-baked land. This Tempranillo is a lot more fruit driven than most, with silky tannins due to careful winemaking and no use of oak. On the nose it has aromas such as violets and fresh berries, hints of chocolate and white pepper spice. The palate is pure, soft and very well balanced with a touch of creamy texture followed by a spicy finish. It’s one of those wines that will be perfect on its own but will also match well with food.

Pairs well with roast beef, garlic chicken, and prosciutto. $14.99

La Rioja Alta Viña Alberdi Rioja Reserva 2018, Rioja, Spain

Varietals: Tempranillo Alc. 14.5%

One of the oldest wine collectives in Spain, five Basque and Rioja-based vine growers created “Sociedad Vinicola De La Rioja Alta ” in July of 1890. A year later the company changed names to La Rioja Alta, and they’ve been producing classic Spanish wines for over 120 years. Over a century of winemaking experience certainly teaches you something as La Rioja Alta is garnering some incredible press. Their young and fresh red 2018 Viña Alberdi, already a Reserva (Crianza in Spain), matured in oak barrel for two years, in new barrels for the first year and in aged barrels for the second year. 2018 was a year of lower alcohol and more freshness in the wines, and they thought the wines were not designed for the long haul; so, they didn’t produce any other wine; the only wine from 2018 is Viña Alberdi! It has a pretty nose of raspberries, cassis, fresh herbs, vanilla and sweet spices. It is medium-bodied with round tannins, a creamy and fruity-chocolatey character on the mid-palate, and a supple finish with excellent length. Tangy acidity. 100% Tempranillo. It has the potential to age.

Pairs well with cured meats, grilled chicken, and roasted lamb. $25.99

 And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case, including Rockport Brewing’s black lager, Steel Derrick.

Find out about new wine arrivals and other events at Savour by following us n Facebook and Instagram. 

_______________________________________________________

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 Gary Ballard 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!

January 28 – Gary Ballard of M.S. Walker

Jan. 30 – Feb. 6 – Savour Closed for Winter Break

Feb. 11 – Gordon Alexander – Owner, Terroir Wines

Feb. 18 – Chris Hoffman of Oz Wines

Feb. 25 – Marc Bergeron of Masciarelli 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

Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455

Savour Wine and Cheese

76 Prospect St.

Gloucester, Ma 01930

978 282-1455

www.savourwineandcheese.com

Wine Tasting at Savour Saturday

THIS SATURDAY, Jan. 21, 2 – 4 pm

COMPLIMENTARY

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 classic, focused Sancerre and a remarkable Chianti from the vineyards of Rufina near Florence, Italy. Come join us on a beautiful fall day and celebrate the season!

 WINES

Spineto Maremma Toscano Bianco 2021, Tuscany, Italy

Varietal: VermentinoAlc.13.5%

Maremma, in Southern Tuscany, ishome to rolling hills of olive groves, vineyards, forests, fields of poppies and cornflowers, fishing ports, and of course, the stellar Sangiovese red grape. It’s not just red wines, though, that come from this region. Be ready to be amazed by its white wines such as this made from the unique Vermentino grape. Erik Banti has been producing wines in the Maremma Toscanaregion in the south-west of Tuscany for decades. With a love and passion for native Italian and classic French grapes, he has created his Spineto. Herbal aromas leap from the glass and draw you into flavors of peach, citrus, and a hint of apple on the structured finish.

Pairs well with shellfish, baked or grilled fish, and pasta with clams. $ 14.99

Gerard Fiou Sancerre Terroir Silex 2021, Loire, France

Varietal: Alc.13%

Marked by its charming hilltop village in the easternmost territory of the Loire, Sancerre is famous for its vivacious, citrus-dominant Sauvignon blanc. Variations in topography—rolling hills and steep slopes from about 600 to 1,300 feet in elevation—with great soil variations, contribute to the variations in character in Sancerre Sauvignon blancs. Flint (silex) soils close to the village of Sancerre produce particularly perfumed and age-worthy wines. Domaine Gerard Fiou is a family Estate created several generations ago by Gerard Fiou’s ancestors. Since taking over, Gerard Fiou has been developing his property by taking care to limit the yield of his vineyard and to respect the ecosystem of the grounds moving toward biodynamic methods. The 2021 Sancerre Blanc, Terroir Silex, opens with a clear and elegant, very aromatic yet refined bouquet with aromas of white and yellow tropical fruits (passion fruit) as well as a hint of cassis, fresh nettles, and crushed flint stones. Medium-bodied and with clear, well-defined fruit,this is an elegant, stimulating, and fruity Sancerre that finishes with tart grapefruit and lime bitters and ripe but refreshing, perfectly integrated acidity.

Pairs well with shellfish and spring salads. $ 29.99

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

Reserve de Bonpas Côtes-du-Rhone 2020, France

Varietal: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, CarignanAlc.13%

Located near Avignon, at the heart of the Rhone Valley, the fortified stronghold of Bonpas has watched over the safe crossing of the Durance River along the historic route that once linked Rome with Avignon. The estate marks the gateway to the southern Côtes-du-Rhône appellations. Its sophisticated, elegant wines embody the terroirs and varietals of this famous region through their power and fruitiness.Typically thought of as a baby Chateâuneuf-du-Pape, the term Côtes-du-Rhône actually doesn’t merely apply to the flatter outskirts of the major southern Rhône appellations, it also includes the fringes of well-respected northern Rhône appellations. The region offers some of the best values in France and even some first-rate and age-worthy reds. Red wine varieties include most of the Chateâuneuf-du-Pape varieties like Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Counoise, as well as Carignan.The Bonpas Côtes-du-Rhône pours a deep ruby red. The nose is expressive, with notes of fresh red fruit. On the palate, it is a warm, powerful wine combining flavors of mild spices, black olives, and stone fruits. Ample and supple, with velvety tannins.

Pairs well with grilled meats and fresh goat’s cheeses. $14 .99

I Veroni Quona Chianti Rufino 2018,

Varietal: Sangiovese Alc.15%

In the Middle Ages the vineyard and farmland of I Veroni formed part of the extensive feudal estates in the Arno valley of the Conti Guidi family. The present farm buildings are a blend of centuries-old structures and contemporary additions. The first stone wine fermentation tank was built in 1809. Parts of this are still visible in the original cellars. The estate passed from the Guidi family to the Modigliani di Rufina family in the early 19th century. At the beginning of the 20th century it was bought by Carlo Malesci, whose family still owns it today. The name I Veroni is derived from the wide terraces surrounding the farm where many years ago tobacco leaf and grain from the Arno valley was dried. Today I Veroni is a specialized, certified organic winery, located in the Chianti Rùfina area about 10 km from the city of Florence. The vineyards cover 15 hectares and 20 hectares are planted with olives. Three clones of Sangiovese planted in the late 1990s make up this superb family estate Riserva. Tile red in color, the nose is redolent of forest floor, earthy notes of leather and tobacco leaf, smoked meats, and dried black fruits. The palate is ripe and piquant, with berry fruit, sour cherry and plum notes, along with chocolate tannins, savory spices like nutmeg and clove, cedar, and black pepper. It’s beautifully balanced, retaining a refinement and elegance despite its big structure.

Pairs well with cured meats, a prime rib roast, and pasta with meaty tomato-based sauce.$ 27.99

Dead Canyon Ranch Red Blend 2017, Horse Heaven Hill, Washington

Varietals: 50% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 3%, Petit Verdot, 2% Mourvedre Alc. 14%

For over 125 years, Mercers have been stewards of the same land in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills. In 1972, they planted the first wine grapes in the acclaimed Horse Heaven Hills AVA. Now, their vineyards span 12,000acres along the Columbia River. Dead Canyon Vineyard bears the name of the topographical landmark on which it resides. Grapes are planted along both canyon edges, about three miles south of the original Mercer family farmstead. The site has two distinct aspects because it is planted on both canyon edges, and thus has both a north and south face. The Dead Canyon Ranch Red Blend has aromas of blackberries and blueberries explode from the glass with notes of plums, currants, cherries along with hints of smoke and vanilla. The Cabernet really adds some backbone, and the wine finishes smooth with fine round tannins, great mouthfeel and a long velvety finish that seems to last for minutes.

Pairs well with grilled beef or pork, short ribs and meaty stews. $17.99

And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case. And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case, including Rockport Brewing’s black lager, Steel Derrick.

Find out about new wine arrivals and other events at Savour by following us n Facebook and Instagram. 

_______________________________________________________

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.

Welcome Your Donation in any amount for Pathways for Children.

Thank You! …Kathleen

 For Your Mobile Calendar – July

Savour Wine Tastings!

Jan. 21 – Harry Zarkades – Main Street Wines

Jan.28 – Gary Ballard – MS Walker

Feb. 11 – Gordon Alexander – Owner, Terroir Wines

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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

Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455

Savour Wine and Cheese

76 Prospect St.

Gloucester, Ma 01930

978 282-1455

www.savourwineandcheese.com

Greek Wine Tasting – Sat. Jan. 14, 2 – 4 pm

SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2-4 PM

JOIN US FOR A COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTING WITH STEVE SCHRAM, PORTFOLIO MANAGER OF GREEK WINES, HOGSHEAD WINE CO.



A hogshead is a large cask of wine. References to “hogsheads” were commonly found in colonial America as a standard measure of taxation for wine and other beverages. It now refers to a specified volume equaling 63 U.S. gallons. Hogshead Wine Company is a well-connected, fresh distributor composed of industry veterans which serves the best restaurants and the finest wine shops throughout Massachusetts. They appreciate tradition in the vineyard and seek to represent growers and importers who embrace this same philosophy – the encouragement of time-honored techniques and minimal intervention.

Steve Schram is a passionate expert on everything Greek in wine. He is responsible for introducing Greek wines into Massachusetts more than 2 decades ago and has been enthusiastically representing them since. Come meet him and share stories, travel experiences, questions, and wine!

WINES

2021 Monemvasia Laludi, Peloponnese

Varietal :Moschofilero Alc.13%

The label, influenced by Greek folkloric art, as well 20th-century modernist painters like Greek Expressionist and Cubist artist Yiannis Moralis, seeks to express “the connection to the land, the sharpness of the landscape, the intense sun and the wildly aromatic, seductive, and flowery tone of the wine.” Laludi comes from the word “Las,” which was one of the most ancient towns of Ladedaimonia, eventually called the Mani Peninsula. The root “Las” is still present in the modern Greek language, and this wine aspires to describe with its aromas, the qualities of this historic land. The vineyards grow on a 700-mountain plateau in Arkadia, in central east Peloponnese. Expect jasmine, rose-petal, and mouth watering citrus, with a mineral packed backbone.

Pairs well with Asian-inspired cuisine. $19 .99

Edanos Aegialia 2021, Aegialia,Peloponnese

Varietal: Malagousia Alc.12.5%

Edanos is a family winery founded in 1975 by George Ligdopoulos, with vineyards growing upwards of 800 meters, on mountainous slopes in eastern Aegialia, in the village of Kalamias. It’s run by the second generation of estate growers and winemakers who also source grapes from neighboring growers. Edanos is just across a mountain ridge and to the east of Tetramythos, and the Tetramythos winemaker, Panayiotis Papayiannopoulos, consults on all their wines. The varietal Malagousia is quintessentially the gateway white to all things expected in white Greek wines; lovely and accessible with stone fruit, and peach in particular, wrapped within a lively acidity thanks to the cool climate and the breezes of the Corinthian gulf. Organically made from grapes grown in limestone soils, and fermented in stainless steel, with the result being a brilliantly aromatic and fresh white wine.

Pairs well with sushi, shellfish, and roasted beet salad. $17 .99

Tetramythos Roditis 2020, Patras, Peloponnese

Varietal: Roditis Alc.12.5%

From two brothers, Aristides and Stathis Spanos, and winemaker Panayiotis Papayiannopoulos, the wines from Tetramythos, located in the mountains of northwestern Peloponnese, are organic, with the intent to express the unique terroir of Aigaleias. The vineyards rise to elevations of 1,000 meters, providing a brilliant diurnal shift, which ensures wonderful aromatics, taut tension, and the purity of grace. The wines from Tetramythos are made from free-run juice, are unexpectedly affordable, and as the brothers practice biodynamic practices, the white wines are harvested, pressed, and bottled on flower days, and the reds on fruit days. Roditis is made from limestone soils, and is deliciously characterized by white fruit and citrus, and lovely acidity. A quintessential food wine, both refreshing and pure, with a hint of salinity, and a delicate herbaceous nuance.

Pairs well with rich roast chicken, glazed lentils rich with herbs. $14 .99

TetramythosAgiorgitiko2021, Patras, Peloponnese

Varietal: Agiorgitiko Alc.13%

With fruit coming from a single vineyard situated upwards of 700 meters, this is an Agiorgitiko intensely aromatic on the nose, with violet, cherry and a little raspberry and spiced plum. that combines both fresh and mature elements. Velvety and soft mouth sense with intensity and elegance, a delicious and fruit forward rendition of this noble grape. An incredible value. 

Pairs well with lamb shanks with red sauce, roasted vegetables. $ 14.99

Vaeni Naoussa Xinomavro 2018, Naoussa, Macedonia

Varietal: Xinomavro Alc.12.5%

Vaeni Winery, located in Episkopi, just outside the appellation of Naoussa, is one of the most highly progressive and powerful wine producing co-operatives in Greece. The co-operative counts 200 experienced vine growers who are driven by their profound love for quality wines. That vital human factor, combined with the use of advanced technology, can guarantee the quality of the wine. By definition, Vaeni appellation Naoussa wines are made with 100% Xinomavro, an indigenous variety dominating northern Greece. Vaeni vinifies 50% of wine production in Naoussa, and organic practices ensure integrity and polish in the wine, which offers harmonious and well-structured tannins, earthy and fruit forward aromatics, a warm mouth sense, balanced acidity, red fruits, and a hint of spice and forest floor. A lighter style of red with characteristics similar to Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo. Well-structured and easy to drink, and equally tempting with food.

Pairs well with spanakopita, seared pork loin. $14 .99

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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 Steve 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!

Jan. 21 – Harry Zarkades – Main Street Wines

Jan.28 – Gary Ballard – MS Walker

Feb. 11 – Gordon Alexander – Owner, Terroir 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

Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455


Savour Wine and Cheese
76 Prospect St.
Gloucester, Ma 01930
978 282-1455
www.savourwineandcheese.com

Savour Tasting – Saturday, Jan. 7, 2-4 pm

Happy New Year!

Open Regular Hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm

Saturday Tasting – 2- 4 pm

Tasting some of our favorites with our new staff member, Susan Richards (Gloucester resident, formerly at Brix and Vino Divino in Boston area). We have 2 wonderful wines from the magical town of Sintra in Portugal, a Westport Rivers indigenous red blend, a critically acclaimed Willamette Pinot Noir, and one of my favorite Rieslings, a dry premier cru from Luxembourg.

Come say hello and lift a glass to celebrate the New Year. (We are all due for a good one).

Savour Wine and Cheese

76 Prospect St.

Gloucester, Ma 01930

978 282-1455

www.savourwineandcheese.com

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting at Savour New Year’s Eve, 2 – 4 pm

THIS SATURDAY, Dec. 31,

2 – 4 pm

JOIN US FOR A COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE AND SPARKLING WINE TASTING WITH STORE OWNER KATHLEEN MORGAN, AT SAVOUR WINE AND CHEESE.

We have an aged Riesling Sekt and a Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne – available in half bottles, full or even Magnums! From Prosecco to Champagne, all of these delicious sparkling wines pair exceptionally well with snacks like popcorn and potato chips, fried foods, fresh oysters, and rich dishes like seafood risotto.

WINES

Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV, Champagne, France

Varietal : Chardonnay Alc. 12%

Le Mesnil, founded in 1937, has a truly excellent terroir; 100% of its vineyards are ranked as Grand Cru. The vineyard is situated at the heart of the prestigious Côte des Blancs, so called because of the omnipresence of the Chardonnay grape. The fruit for this outstanding Blanc de Blancs is sourced from the same village from which Krug and Salon source grapes to make their incredibly expensive luxury Champagnes. Le Mesnil’s Non Vintage Blanc de Blancs pours beautifully, boasting an excellent white frothy mousse, showing good hold, followed by a straw, pale gold base wine. The very fine bead has excellent persistence. Aromatically, this wine delivers a classic Champagne sniff. Yeasty, baked bread notes are followed by some brioche and a hint of citrus. The palate is surprisingly full and rich for a Blanc de Blancs, with mouth-filling flavors of yeast lees, baked bread, cashew, and biscuit. Clean finish. It has a creamy texture and a clean finish. Available in 375ml ($32.99), 750ml ($54.99), and magnum ($119.99).

Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rose, Alsace, France

Varietal: Pinot Noir Alc. 12%

Lucien Albrecht has been producing Cremant d’Alsace since 1971 and is known as one of the pioneers of the appellation. Thanks to the winemaker’s perseverance and successful trials and tests, on August 24, 1976 the AOC was made official. This sparkling wine—one of the flagship Crémants d’Alsace—is made exclusively from Pinot Noir. The non-vintage Lucien Albrecht Crémant d’Alsace Brut Rosé begins with a wonderful aroma of strawberries and cherry along with some light floral notes, cream and a hint of fresh baked bread. The wine tastes full of rich, tart cherry, lots of strawberries, cream and a dash of salt. Crisp, refreshing, and with good acidity, it is absolutely a delight on the palate. On the finish the strawberry and cream flavor continues and some minerality comes through as well. A pleasure to drink at an incredibly good price. $21.99

Borgoluce Lampo Proseco, Valdobbiadene, Italy

Varietal: Glera Alc. 11.5%

Rows of hills run parallel from east to west in the foothills of the Alps in the northern province of Treviso. Vines have been cultivated here since ancient times, and it has been the ideal environment for the Glera varietal for more than three centuries. The growers follow the strict vine-growing protocol of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Consortium with the aim of  increasingly more environmental sustainability. The growers have created such a unique landscape that the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene are now an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Borgoluce lies in the heart of the Valdobbiadene district. The  Borgoluce Lampo Prosecco has extremely fine perlage. It is straw-yellow in color. On the nose, it has a delicate bouquet of freshly picked flowers, with notes of peach and yellow apple. It is fresh and soft on the palate with notes of peach and apricot. $19.99

Peter Lauer Saar Riesling Brut, Mosel, Germany

Varietal:  Riesling Alc. 12.5%

In the Saar Valley around Ayl, the growing conditions — cool winds and hot slate slopes – are perfect for growing Riesling. Here  the 5th generation of the Lauer family continues an almost 180-year-old tradition of winemaking. In 1966, the current winemaker’s grandfather began making sparkling Riesling. This Saar Riesling Brut pours a medium lemon yellow with small, tight bubbles. It has a nose of green apple, lemon-citrus peel, white grape and quince. On the palate the dry, medium-bodied sparkling Riesling echoes flavors on the nose and nice acidity and minerality. $39.99

And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case. We have a wonderfully dark but slightly hoppy Robust Porter from Smuttynose and a rauchbier from Rockport Brewing that pair well with heartier autumn fare.

Find out about new wine arrivals and other events at Savour by following us n Facebook and Instagram. 

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 Kathleen 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

Savour Wine and Cheese

76 Prospect St.

Gloucester, Ma 01930

978 282-1455

www.savourwineandcheese.com