WINE FROM THE SOUTH OF FRANCE, THE INCREASINGLY RECOGNIZED
LANGUEDOC (THINK THE MEDITERRANEAN COAST) & ROUSSILLON (THINK INLAND, THE MIDI-PYRENEES) REGIONS ARE FEATURED IN SAVOUR-SATURDAY’S COMPLIMENTARY TASTING. THE OCCASION TO SAMPLE FINE WINES TOO OFTEN OVERLOOKED, EXTRAORDINARY VALUES, DRINKING AMONG THE LA FRANCES’ FINEST, PLUS WINE OF CONCA DE BARBARA & THE DUERO & THE MACONNAIS
WHAT & WHY: There is no one better to bring an understanding of the singular experiences of Languedoc-Roussillon wines than wine educator & portfolio manger, Manny Gonzales. The occasion to come away with insights about the region’s unique, far-ranging terroir…gain a practical know-how in making selections from the numerous grapes varieties…regions where creativity & experimentation with grapes & styles thrive. Taste 2 Spanish & a white Burgundy (the Macon) bottles matched to the season.
>Always complimentary tastings, elevated sipping from imported Riedel stemware.
WHO: Join guest host, Manny Gonzales, portfolio manager, Horizon Beverage Company together with Savor’s Kathleen Morgan, have chosen wines designed to introduce tasters to the distinctive experiences found only in Languedoc-Roussillon, South France regions, plus treats from Spain & the Macon.
WHEN: This Saturday, May 28th, from 2pm to 4pm + … @ Savour
HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.
Albert Bichot Saint-Veran, Maconnais, Burgundy, 2018, Chardonnay, Alc. 13%
Varietals: Chardonnay Tasting: The nose reveals hints of smoke, followed by delicate scents of fern and acacia, moving on to aromas of ripe fruit with a hint of anise. The palate features pleasing roundness with citrus flavors, notes of vanilla and hazelnut, all of which are enhanced by beautiful minerality. Well balanced, structured and generous, this wine has a refreshing finish. Pairs Well: with all kinds of fish, seafood, and white meats in sauce. Also with full-flavored cheeses.
Rating: Wine Spectator…90pts …. $25.99
Petit Marquis de Pennautier, Languedoc-Roussillon, So. Fr. 2020, Alc.13%,
Varietals: White blend-Viognier, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Tasting: Delicate aromas of tropical fruit and a whisper of sweet coconut develops into an elegant, silky wine. While opulent, ripe white peaches, spice and nuts fill out the palate, balanced by grapefruit pith and fresh citrus acidity…Pairs Well: works perfectly with light dishes and particularly white flesh fish, pasta, vegetarian & aperitif …$17.99
Bardos Romantica Crianza Ribera del Duero, Spain, Tempranillo, 2018, Alc. 14% Varietals: Tempranillo, Tasting: Cherry red tones, very alive. Great depth of color. The wine has a distinctive fresh nose, which perfectly conveys the character of the highland vineyards of the Páramo de Corcos. Enormous complexity, with spicy notes from the barrel and background fruit. Very pleasant on the palate with an enveloping, velvety tannin, very well matured. Acidity integrates with the density and sweetness creating a perfect balance. Again the finish denotes highly complex fresh fruit and spices. Pairs Well: will pair well with roasted and grilled meats, Mexican food and tomato-based sauces. …$19.99
Vin de Pedra, Negre de Folls, Conca de Barbera, Spain, 2020, Alc. 13%
Varietals: Garnacha, Merlot, Trepat blend, Tasting: Concentrated, dark cherry red. Warm, dark and savory nose, with cured meats, earth and tobacco. More fruit forward on the pallet, black cherry, followed by red cherry, red currant and some firm red plum. Spiced notes of clove and even eucalyptus develop. Fresh, clean, but still with a concentrated finish with bright tart acidity. Pairs Well: Ribeye steak, pasta bolognese, veal, lamb, pastrami….$19.99
Chateau de Pennautier, Cabardes, Languedoc, So. Fr., 2019, Alc. 14.5%
Varietals: Syrah/Grenache, Cabernet/Merlot blend, Tasting: With its unique geographical location, the chateau uses a combination of Cabernet and Merlot grapes, with Syrah and Grenache, underpinning the influence of two different climates. A deep, intensely colored fruity red, the body is medium with fresh, plummy fruit and a touch of spice. Pairs Well: Sausages, chicken-pasta bake, strong cheeses, charcuterie…$27.99
Domaine de la Borie Blanche, Lorgeril, Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon, So. Fr. 2019, Alc.14.5%, Varietals: Grenache / Mouvedre, Syrah blend, Tasting: Minervois region is a large natural amphitheater, facing due south with its back and sides to the Montagne Noire. Deep ruby in color with notes of cherries and pepper on the nose. The palate is full bodied and complex with notes of dried fruits, truffle, chocolate and spice. Pairs Well: roast duck, venison, lamb, beef stew, charcuterie, …$27.99
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 Manny Gonzales, Horizon Beverage Co. Tasting 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 l May-June Savour Wine Tastings!
> May 28 – Manny Gonzales, portfolio manager, Horizon Beverage Company
June 4 – Casey Gruttadauria, Ideal Wines
June 11– Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines, Horizon Beverage Company
June 18 – Jen Pieters, Hogshead Wines
June 25 – Chuck Tyner, Italian Wine Traders
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