THE RESPECTED EXPERIENCE OF TOP-TIER WINE RATING EXPERTS – ROBERT PARKER – THE WINE SPECTATOR – JAMES SUCKLING – THE WINE ENTHUSIAST, DECANTER, ETC., ARE WELL REPRESENTED IN ALL 5 SAVOUR-SATURDAY WINES FROM MARTIGNETTI’S CONNOISSEUR WINE PORTFOLIO. GUEST HOST BROOKE OVERSHIRE WILL EXPLAIN THE DEFINING COMPLEXITIES THAT ELEVATE THESE WINES TO THEIR LOFTY STATUS AT THE MARCH 19th TASTING.
WHAT & WHY: Join us for an instructive tasting of nonpareil fine wines that continue our springtime theme to tasting transitional wines matched to the seasons, moving from cool to warming climes, as kitchen prep increasingly includes newly available in-season foods and the wines that elevate our daily dining. Kathleen welcomes sharing her wine to food paring experience and expertise at every Saturday tasting and invites you to learn about pairing options for Savour’s expansive $14.99 wine bin selections. We are pleased our tastings present wines new to your palette, the occasion to learn, taste and experience fine wines of complexity.
WHO:Guest Host Brooke Overshire, Martignetti’s Connoisseur Wines and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan have selected wines that complement spring cuisine.
WHEN: This Saturday, March 19th, from 2pm to 4pm +… @ Savour
HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.
Saturday’s Pourings Feature: Sonoma, CA – Stellenbosch, So. Africa – Etna + Giulla + Veneto, It.
Jermann, Vinnae, Ribolla Gialla, Venezia Giulla, It., 2019 Alc.12.5
Varietals: Ribolla Giala, Riesling, Friulano, Tasting: Made with small additions of Riesling and Friulano, this elegant white has enticing aromas of spring blossoms, yellow stone fruit and a light whiff of toasted nut. Racy and linear, the crisp, savory palate delivers honeydew, yellow peach and a tangy mineral note alongside bright acidity. Pairs Well: minced clams / pasta, shellfish, mature and hard cheese, lean fish, Ratings: Wine Enthusiast 92 pts. … $22.99
Tornatore, Pietrarizzo, Etna Bianco, Etna, It., 2019, Alc. 13%
Varietals: Carricante, Cataratto, Tasting: Made predominantly from Carricante with a drop of Catarratto, this smooth, stunning white offers delicate, enticing scents chamomile, ripe white-stone fruit and a whiff of smoke. Savory and loaded with elegance, the medium-bodied, focused palate features juicy Meyer lemon, ripe Bartlett pear, golden apple and tangy, saline mineral notes. Bright acidity lends tension and balance. Pairs Well: shellfish, vegetarian, appetizers and snacks Ratings: Robert Parker 91pts, James Suckling 93pts… $22.99
Pasqua 11 Minutes, Vigneti e Cantine, Odlet Amo, Rose, Treviso, Veneto, It., Rose, 2020, Alc. 12.5%, Varietals: a blend – 50% Corvina, 25% Trebbiano di Lugana, 15% Syrah, 10% Carménère Tasting: Gorgeous Italian Rosé made mostly from the Corvina grape – one of the three grapes used in Valpolicella and Amarone. Other grapes such as Syrah and Carmenere add colour and weight to this beauty. Citrus and floral notes carry through on the palate, leaving a mouthfeel that is refreshing and crisp. Pairs Well: it is ideal as an aperitif and as an accompaniment to the most delicate dishes. Ratings: Decanter 91pts, James Suckling 90pts …$19.99
Meerlust Red, Meerlust Estate, Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, So. Africa, 2018, Alc. 14% Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Franc Tasting: Smoke, oak, earthy, blackberry, licorice. On the palate, full bodied, plum, blackberry, medium acidity. Very solid, elegant, and balanced wine. The tannins are soft and silky, the acidity fresh, the flavor profile focused and linear. The wine has a persistent and long-lasting aftertaste. South Africa’s most historic wine estate Pairs Well: Prime Rib, grilled lamb chops, game (deer, venison), fried chicken… Rating: Wine Enthusiast 89 pts … $17.99
Mount Peak Rattlesnake Zinfandel, North Coast, Sonoma, 2016, Alc. 15.5%
Varietals: Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Tasting: Medium garnet-purple colored, it leads with baked raspberries, kirsch and blackberry pie notes pus nuances of dusty soil, cinnamon stick, dried roses and oolong tea with a hint of spearmint. Full-bodied, rich and spicy in the mouth, it has a plush texture and fantastic freshness, finishing with a minty lift. Pairs Well: lamb, ribeye steak, grilled beef kabobs with red / yellow pepper, Ratings: Robert Parker 94pts, James Suckling 91pts, Wine Spectator 91 pts …$39.99
Everything Savour Deli Foods – American & Imported Artisan Producers
starting with our signature cheese portfolio curated to pair well to our wines as do all our food…pates l Charcuterie l cured – uncured meats l condiments l spreads l
fab-frozen baguettes from Canada l distinctive crackers l Boston sweets l imported chocolate bars l you-pour imported Greek Olive Oil l fresh foods to-go ….the unexpected.
Adding to the This Saturday Martignetti’s Connoisseur Wines portfolio is Savor’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 Mar.-April Savour Wine Tastings!
March 19 – Brooke Overheiser of Connoisseur Wines (Martignetti)
March 26 – Chris Hoffman, Oz Wines
April 2 – Gordon Alexander, owner Terrior Wines – “Italian Tasting”
April 9 – Anthony Sciarappa, Carolina Wines Divi. of Martignetti
April 16 -Bob McVicker, Masciarelli Wines
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> In accordance with the new policy, we welcome customers and vendors without mask and welcome customers and vendors wearing masks.
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Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455