WINE SPECTATOR’S “BARGAIN OF THE YEAR” HEADLINES OUR FEBRUARY 26TH
SAVOUR – SATURDAY’S COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTING. IN ADDITION TO POURING THE UNIVERSALLY ACCLAIMED ALLAN SCOTT WINEMAKER’S SAUVIGNON BLANC SAMPLE OTHER EXCEPTIONAL PRICE-VALUE WINES FROM FRANCE, HUNGARY, & NAPA
WHAT & WHY: Do shovel out in time for this value laden tasting beginning at Savour at 2p and usually extending beyond 4p. The impressive Alan Scott Sauvignon Blanc will be tasted and due to the demand will be shipped to Savour in the following week for pickup, but you can order on Saturday. Wine host and educator Laura Rotondi will be pouring other price-value wines featuring Loren Sparkling NV Brut Rose, Fr. and the exception Evolucio Furmint Tokaj from Hungary…all three fine wines are offered at $14.99! Always complimentary tastings, & as always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel stemware.
WHO: Guest host Laura Rotondi of Baystate Wines and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan have selected fine price value wines drinking well above their price points. Truly a value tasting.
WHEN: This Saturday, February 26th , from 2pm to 4pm + @ Savour
HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.
Saturday’s Pourings include: Wines of NewZealand, Hungary,
Medoc-Bordeaux, Argentina, Napa CA….
Allan Scott Family Winemakers, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2020,
Alc. 12.5% Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc, Tasting: Supple and succulent, offering a generous and juicy mix of passion fruit, Key lime and ruby grapefruit flavors. Expressive and strong on the finish, with touches of freshly grated ginger and green tea. Pairs Well: Pair it with lime-accented ceviche/ goat cheese, shellfish of course, & vegetarian Rating: Wine Spectator 92pts, 2020 Top 100, #23….Wine Spectators 2020 “Bargain of the Year” … $14.99
Jules Loren Cuvee Rose Brut Sparkling, NV, Alc. 12.5%
Varietals: Blend, primary grape Trebbiano Tasting: This beautiful pink-hued sparkler has delicate aromas of strawberry and raspberry that blossom into a bubbly, crisp and well-balanced wine. Pairs Well: Serve as an aperitif, grilled foods, fruit platter or cheese course….$14.99
Evolucio Furmint Tokaj, 2017 – Hungary, Alc. 11.5% Varietals: 85% Furmint, 15% Harslevelu, Tasting: In the glass bright, light hay. Intense aromas with green apple, pair, nectarine, pineapple and floral notes. On the palate unctuous, fruity with notes of apricot, cantaloupe melon, paired with outstanding acidity adding a rich texture. Pairs Well: any fish. white meats or slightly spicy dishes, roast pork or chicken. ….$14.99
Chateau Tour Prignac, Grande Reserve Bordeaux, Medoc 2015, Alc. 13.5%
Varietals: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot Tasting: Deep red color. A Powerful dense nose with aromas of black fruit, and liquor cherries. Smoky and spicy, this dense wine is rich with black-currant Cabernet Sauvignon layered with solid tannins. Juicy acidity cuts through this firm texture to give a crisper, lifted edge. Pairs Well: Lamb roast, Cornish game hen, beef rib roast & game ( deer, venison ), Ratings: Decanter 92pts, Wine Enthusiast 92pts….$34.99
Viu Manet, “San Carlos” Single Vineyard, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2018
Varietal: Malbec, Tasting: Dark red in color, with aromas of black fruits… wild blackberries and blackcurrants on the nose along with subtle nutty and floral notes. The palate is fresh, with tremendous volume and sweet, round, elegant tannins leading to a pleasing and persistent finish. Pairs Well: Ideal with grilled red meats – beef or lamb, also wild boar tenderloin or venison. Reference your cook books for Intense dishes like fabada or cocido madrileno with sausages. Ratings: James Suckling 93pts … $24.99
Aviary Vineyards, Napa, California Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019, Alc. 13.9%
Varietals: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot Tasting: Great structure thanks to higher acidity. Color is deep and dark with flashes of garnet. Embracing dark red fruit, ripe cherry , strawberry preserve, dark chocolate, cocoa, back tea, with slight floral notes. Excellent synchrony of fruit and tannin…in balance! Pairs Well: Ribeye Roast, grilled lamb chops, game (venison), mature and hard cheese Ratings: Cellar Tracker 89pts….19.99
Our Expanding Collection of Fine Wines In Half-Bottles …pleased to offer a wide selection of fine wine in half-bottles…bubbly to dessert to fortified Marsalas!…Perfect for two when one glass each will do!
Adding to the Baystate Wines Tasting This Saturday is Savor’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Fun to use!
>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 (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children.
Thank You! …Kathleen
For Your Mobile Calendar l Feb.- Mar., Savour Wine Tastings!
*Feb. 26 – Laura Rotondi of Baystate Wines
> Featuring Scott Family Sauvignon Blanc, $14.99, Wine Spectator Bargain Wine of the Year!
March 5 – Kelly Ruby (Portuguese Wine Specialist)
March 12 – Dave Bender of Vineyard Road Wines
March 19 – Brooke Overheiser of Connoisseur Wines (Martignetti)
PLEASE NOTE: New Updated Mask Policy: On February 11th Gloucester’s Board of Health voted to end mask requirements in all public spaces including the retail community while encouraging people to continue to wear face coverings when indoors and with people of unknown vaccination status, and to respect, to be tolerant of people’s choice to wear masks.
> In accordance with the new policy, we welcome customers and vendors without mask and welcome customers and vendors wearing masks.
>Savour continues to provide the safest possible shopping environment for the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team.
>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 welcome your use of our hand sanitizers. We will continue to sanitize credit cards before returning, and ask you respect customers who continue to socially distance. Thank you!
We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service
Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455
The US Coast Guard vessel Sitkinak visited our harbor this week from Portland Maine and met up with our own USCG Key Largo for training exercises. It was very cool to watch this in action yesterday. I couldn’t help but be impressed by the view of these vessels side by side. I am very proud to note that my nephew was participating here as a crew member aboard the Sitkinak. Thank you Coast Guard!
As reported by the Gloucester Daily Times, the Saunders House’s grand WPA are currently being restored by the Sawyer Free Library.
Come learn more about the historic murals and the restoration process from the project’s professional conservator Lisa Mehlinthis Saturday, February 26 from 2 to 4pm on the Main Floor of the Sawyer Free Library.
Registration notrequired. For details, go to:sawyerfreelibrary.orgor 978-325-5500.