THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1 - 4 pm
FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH GORDON ALEXANDER, OWNER OF TERROIR WINES
“A vineyard's terroir is what makes each wine unique. It is everything that contributes to the distinction of a vineyard plot. It determines which grape varieties will thrive there. The best winemakers help the grapes to express their uniqueness, without technical intervention or heavy processing.”
" Terroir Wines is dedicated to the principle that place matters. We work with winemakers around the world that cherish their land, produce wines that express the sense of place, and that work with minimal intervention in the vineyard and the cellar. Most are organic, some biodynamic, all sustainable. Our wines are as unique and individual as their makers... and their terroir."
Hermann Moser Zweigelt Rose "Rosi Mosi" Sparkling NV, Kremstal, Austria
Varietal: Zweigelt Alc 11.5%
Weingut Hermann Moser is run by Martin and Carmen Moser, the 26th generation of the family producing wine from the family vineyards. The estate is nearly 400 years old and is located in the village of Rohrendorf in the Kremstal wine-growing region in Lower Austria. The vineyards cover 19 hectares and are the best vineyards from Rohrendorf. Zweigelt is a cross between St Laurent and Blaufrankisch created by Dr. Fritz Zweigelt in 1922. It combines some of the best characteristics of both varieties, with a beautiful combination of earth and berry fruit. The Rosi Mosi is a lovely dry sparkler, with notes of red crushed fruit on the nose and strawberry on the palate. The red fruits carry forward with nice weight and balance matched by ample zing. Serve as aperitif. Pairs well with roast chicken, summer salads, spicy Asian dishes. $21.99
Vinos del Viento, Aragon, Spain
Michael Cooper, proprietor, vigneron, and winemaker for Vinos del Viento, is originally from Santa Barbara, California. He met his wife, Rosario, who hails from Zaragoza, in Rome and fell in love with the wines and landscapes of her home country, the Grenache territory of southern Aragon. Campo de Borja is in the province of Zaragoza, within the Aragon region, just southeast of Rioja. It includes parts of the Ebro valley and spills up the slops of the Moncayo Massif, part of the Sistema Iberico mountain range just to the south. Vines were introduced by the Romans, although the first written records of viticulture in the region are contained in monastic records dating to 1203. One of the unique features of Michael’s wines is that they’re all from these ancient vineyards, all dry farmed, and all high-altitude. In fact his lowest vineyard is at 1,800 feet of elevation! These are some of the purest expressions of great indigenous varieties in all of northeast Spain. Today we’re pouring three wines from Vinos del Viento.
Garnacha Blanca Somontano
Varietals: 90% Garnacha Blanca, 10% Viognier Alc 13%
A blend of Garnacha Blanca and Viognier, from a single high- altitude vineyard on calcareous clay soils at about 1950ft. Hand-harvested and then vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to preserve the purity of fruit, then rested on fine lees for four months to create texture and aromatics. The wine is long on the palate. Ideal as an aperitif. Pairs well with salads, white meat, or soft cheeses. $25.99
Varietal: Moscatel del Alejandria Alc. 12%
This natural, skin-contact wine is produced from 100% Moscatel del Alejandria, old vines dry-farmed at 2,000 feet of elevation on poor, rocky, calcareous-clay soils. Harvested at dawn and cold-fermented in stainless steel using natural yeasts and spontaneous fermentation, then long lees contact and bottling with minimal sulfites. A classic amber wine with earthy tobacco-leaf aromas and underlying bright Muscat fruit; it has a long, succulent finish. Pairs well with lamb, roasted or caramelized vegetables, and eggplant. $24.99
Aventura Campo de Borja
Varietals: Garnacha, Garnacha Tintero, Syrah Alc. 14%
Aventura is a juicy and forward blend of primarily Garnacha, Garnacha Tintorera and Syrah made with grapes from 30-year-old, dry-farmed vines planted between 1,800 feet and 2,200 feet on clay-rich soils. Deep purple in color, it has notes of berry, plum and herbs, and a kick of black pepper. Pairs well with roasted meats, casseroles, stews. $19.99
Vaughn Duffy Sonoma County Pinot Noir, Sonoma, California
Varietal: Pinot Noir Alc. 14.5%
After stints with a variety of Sonoma winemakers and a stint running a tasting room out in the Sierra Foothills AVA, Matt Duffy and Sara Vaughn made their first two barrels of wine in 2009. Quickly gaining critical acclaim, they’ve become a favorite in the Bay area. With total production now in the 2,000 case range, Vaughn Duffy is part of the new era of first-generation winemaking families in California. Sourcing grapes from farmers across the finest North Coast appellations, Vaughn Duffy crafts small lots of primarily vineyard-designate wines. The wines are compelling with brilliant, succulent fruit and long, savory finishes. Matt feels that the Sonoma County Pinot Noir does a great job of showcasing the diversity of the different AVAs within Sonoma County when they come together to make a single wine. The wine is a blend of fruit sourced on Sonoma Mountain, on the Sonoma Coast, and in the Russian River Valley. Mostly destemmed before fermentation, the wine is aged in French oak barrels (25% new) for 10 months , bottled unfined and unfiltered. The black cherry, red plum, and baking spice aromatics hint at the fruit and spice interplay that dances on the palate. The layered textures open up to flavors of strawberry preserves, cranberry and notes of savory fresh herbs. Pairs well with roast chicken, salmon, barbecued ribs. $44.99
Bernard Magrez L’Aurore de Gascogne Le Douceur de Vignes, Gascony, France
Varietal : Gros Manseng Alc. 12%
Gascony is the region in southwest France that sweeps south from the Bordeaux region down to the Pyrenees Mountains and the Spanish border. The Cotes de Gascogne appellation is slightly inland, nestled behind the pine forests of Les Landes, 5,000 square miles of former marsh, moor and dune-field that was stabilized with maritime pine tree plantations in the early 1800s. Born in Bordeaux in 1936, Bernard Magrez left school at 16 to begin trading wine. Over the decades, he has built a formidable firm owning no less than forty-three individual domains, including several of Bordeaux’s most famous Crus Classes. In fact, he is the only individual to own 4 separate Cru Classe Chateaux. Today Magrez has properties all over the world, and a yacht racing team. At Magrez’ estate in the Cotes de Gascogne, he produces two wines, both made from 100% Gros Manseng. The dry version is a classic Cote de Gascogne, dry, crisp, and clean. The Aurore de Gascogne Le Douceur de Vignes, however, is his masterpiece from this estate: lightly sweet, with heady floral aromas and a long delicate finish. Pairs well with a lunchtime picnic, afternoon fruit and cheese board, or to accompany a cheese selection after dinner, especially blues. $17.99
Feb. 10 (for Valentine's Day) - Gordon Alexander, owner Terroir Wines
Feb. 17 - Marc Bergeron of Masciarelli Wines
Feb. 24 - Harry Zarkades, owner Main Street Wines
March 9 - Sommelier Lauren Dadonna - AP Wine Imports
Grand Tasting - March 23, 1- 4 pm
We started off our class schedule with a great class on Burgundy and another on Champagne. Now, Morgan will go on to our class on the Rhone Valley, Tuesday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 6 - 8 pm. (We still have room so join us if you can)! Go to the Events page of our website - www.savourwineandcheese.com to see our updated schedule - https://www.savourwineandcheese.com/events.
Also - Susan Richards is offering a one-night seminar on the wines of Piedmont as well as a group tasting club to meet regularly on Sunday afternoons. We are all looking for something fun and interesting to do in winter - so check these out!
Italy Wine Region of Piedmont Class
The wines of the Piedmont are world famous and home to some of the most iconic wines of Italy. Come learn about the history of Piedmont, the viticulture, and the wines it produces, including Barolo, Barbaresco, Gavi, and Arneis. The class will be led by Savour Wine Consultant and Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) Susan Richards, who has recently traveled to the region. While tasting through five to six wines from this region, Susan will share her knowledge and experiences with you in this engaging, interactive, and educational class. For more information contact the store or stop by the shop.
Where: Savour Wine and Cheese, 46 Prospect Street, Gloucester
When: Monday, February 19th , 6-7:30 pm
Cost: $75 per person
Become a Better Wine Taster
Have you always wondered how wine reviewers come up with the words to describe a wine, including the aroma, flavors, and quality? If so, then join the Savour Tasting Group with Susan Richards. Susan will lead you through the structured process wine professionals use to taste and describe
wine, including color, aroma, flavor, acidity, tannin, body, and finish. Learn language that will help you describe to a restaurant waitperson or sommelier the kind of wine you want to order.
Where and When: At Savour one to two times a month (interest dependent).
Starting: Sunday, Feb. 18, 3:00 -4:30 pm
Cost: $20 per session; advance registration preferred.
The five wines being tasted will be offered at a discount of 10% for six or more bottles.
Who: Minimum of four participants with a maximum of eight to allow for lively discussion
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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 and a crisp new lager from Rockport Brewing.
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 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
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Savour Wine Tastings!
August 5 - Gordon Alexander, Owner Terroir Wines
August 12 - Morgan Downs (Savour's newest staff member and wine expert, specializing in French wines)
August 19 - Anthony Sciarappa of Carolina Wines - Martignetti
August 26 - "Semi-Grand" tasting with 4 tables (32 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