FEATURING FINE FRENCH BUBBLES FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION THIS NEW YEARS. WHILE SAVOUR IS KNOW FOR REPRESENTING SPARKLERS FROM INNOVATIVE, SMALL PRODUCTION VINTNERS TO HIGHLY REGARDED, UNDER-PUBLICIZED HOUSES IN EUROPE AND THE AMERICAS, HERE WE ARE SPOTLIGHTING 6 FAVORITES ALL FROM FRANCE, CHAMPAGNES TO LOIRE TO ALSACE SPARKLERS, FOR CELEBRATING THE SEASON IN STYLE …ALBEIT SOMEWHAT LOW-KEY IN SYMPATHY WITH CHAMPAGNE SHORTAGES.
These Champagne & Sparkling Wines Pair Well with Savour Foods:
Imported & American Cheeses: Robiola Due Latte, Fromager d’Affinois (and Fromager d’Affinois with herbs), Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese, Vermont Creamery Goat Chevre, Delice de Bourgogne triple-crea Brie,Taleggio,Brebirousse d’Argental Sheep’s soft cheese, Cambozola Black Label – mild blue, Meredith Dairy Sheep and Goat’s milk marinated feta
Charcuterie + Torres Black Truffle Potato Chips, Marcona Almonds,34 Degree cracker thins, Prosciutto, Mousse Truffee, Our prized Canadian baguettes
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Chateau Moncontour a sparkling dry Vouvray Brut, NV from Touraine, middle Loire, Loire Valley, Alc. 12.5%, cork finish, Varietal: 100% Chenin Blanc, YES! Tasting: candid apple-lemon, biscuit toasted bread, honey, pear, sporting a creamy mousse, off-dry, balanced acidity, overall good intensity of flavors on the palette, and medium plus finish. – $21.99
Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rose, NV, Fr. Alsace – French Cremant,. Alc.12% Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir, Tasting: A dazzling pink wine, tart red currant, rhubarb and strawberry come together in a very refreshing, rounded and appetizing fashion. The frothy, foaming mousse with fine bubbles is exuberant and highlights these strawberry shortcake flavors, while a dry palate. This is very satisfying, fun and fruit-driven, with a serious core and a bright, lemony finish. Rating: Wine Spectator 90, wine.com 93 – $21.99
Drappier Cote d’Or Brut Champagne, NV, Urille in the Aube, Fr., Alc. 12.5%, Varietal: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Meunier, Tasting: Racy acidity enlivens this crisp and lacy Champagne. Well-knit, with the delicate mix of ripe white cherry, blanched almond, yellow plum and grated ginger flavors. Ratings: Wine Spectator 90, Robert Parker 91, Decanter 90, N.B. Full & Half-Bottles: $52.98 for the 750 ml & $ 29.99 for 375 ml
Gosset Grand Reserve Brut, NV, Ay Champagne N.B.: the oldest wine house in Champagne -Alc. 12% Varietal: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Tasting: A tightly knit Champagne, backed by racy acidity, this is fresh and harmonious, with a finely detailed mousse and a delicate range of black raspberry, pickled ginger and chalk flavors, offering a touch of salted almond that echoes on the finish. Drinking now through 2024, Ratings: Wine Spectator 93, Decanter 94 – $64.99
Henriot Brut Souverain, Reims Champagne, Fr. NV, Alc. 12.5%, Varietal: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Tasting: A touch of vanilla-laced pastry cream sweetness accents this fresh and focused Champagne, with a fine mousse. This is well-balanced by crunchy acidity and flavors of lemon peel, green pear and spring blossom. Drinking now through 2022. Rating: Wine Spectator 91, Decanter 92 – $59.99
Paul Clouet Rose Brut Champagne Grand Cru ‘Bouzy’, Champagne Fr. NV, Alc. 12.5% Varietal: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Tasting: A softly textured beginning, with fine, delicate Prelage (effervescence), aromatics of red apple, dried rose petal and anise. Raspberry and apple dominant on the palette. Delicious fruity character, with a clean finish mineral touches. $69.99
Our Collection of Fine Wines In Half-Bottles …pleased to offer a wide selection of fine wines in half-bottles representing most every category…bubbly to dessert to fortified Marsalas!…Perfect for two when one glass each will do!
Savour Foods & More … include us in your “holiday-prep” beyond the grape: Our curated international & American cheeses, charcuterie, condiments (olives to cornichons…), pate, uncured meats, spreads & sauces, crackers and chips with character, select Boston chocolates, our called-for Canadian baguettes, local + regional craft beers, wine accessories…we may have time for a custom holiday wine gift basket if you hurry…and more.
New Year’s Week Hours: Tues. – Thurs., 11am to 6pm, Friday, New Year’s Eve, 11am to 4 pm. Joyfully closed on New Years’ day
Our Most Welcomed “Winter Break” begins: Jan. 1st to 13th, 2022 …Re-opening Fri. Jan. 14th…Cheers!
Wine Machine Tastings: Sample Up to 20 Wines During New Years Week
Each wine is conveniently stocked directly below the Machine.
WHO: Just You & “The Machine” …It’s your personal tasting
WHEN: Whenever you visit – during business hours, 11am to 6pm
HOW: simply insert a plastic card into the slot, upper left side of each of the 4 units. Place glass below a spout of selected bottle , and press the lit green button above the selected bottle …what could be easier.
Welcome Your Donation of any amount (suggest $5) Pathways for Children. Thank You!
Please Note: If you are not fully vaccinated FOR COVID19 / the variants, request wearing a mask upon entering Savour, except when tasting wines…Welcome all wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and the Machine is sanitized following each use while the store’s air is purified every hour with our 5 Molekule air filter units clearing the air of 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and allergens all for your and our mutual health and well-being.
Thank you, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Kathleen & the Savour Team
Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455