CLOSING OUT APRIL SATURDAY TASTINGS IN STYLE! … WITH GUEST HOST,
WINE GUY EXTRAORDINAIRE DANNY GIDDINGS WHO KNOWS HIS CLASSIC WINES PORTFOLIO INSIDE OUT… & TO THE FOOD – SNACKS TO DINNER-GUESTS’ CUISINE – THAT MARRY WELL, DELIVERING A MEMORABLE PAIRING EXPERIENCE. LEARN WHAT IS BEST ENJOYED WITH WHAT, WHILE TASTING 6 SPECIALLY SELECTED WINES THAT COMPLEMENT THE SEASON AS BECOMES INCREASINGLY AVAILABLE!
WHAT & WHY …This good-bye to April, welcoming in May for a Savour-Saturday complimentary wine tasting, is a sensory, multi-tiered learning experience not to be missed. Pleased to be welcoming back the matchless experience and engaging know-how of Classic Wines’ (Martignetti) Danny Giddings to share his love of bonding food to wine & calling up his extensive hospitality experiences in fine dining eateries, the occasion to ask him about wine when dining out. As always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel glassware
WHO: Join guest host Danny Giddings, Classic Wines – Martignetti and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan for a multi-experience fine wine tasting … taking in the Loire, Sardinia…Germany’s Pfaltz and Rhone Valley Roses …to biodynamics in Portugal …returning stateside via Sonoma .
WHEN: This Saturday, April 30th from 2pm to 4pm + … @ Savour
HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.
Saturday’s Pourings include:
Chateau Moncontour Sparkling Vouvray, Loire Valley NV, Brut, Alc. 12.5%
Varietals: Loire Chenin Blanc, Tasting: A price-value Loire treasure for that’s a crisp, toasty bubbly! Nut and toast aromas lead to a smooth palate, with creamed apple and delicate orange zest flavors. Behind the crisp acidity, there is a mature feel, giving roundness to the delicious aftertaste.These bubblies are rare finds, representing an experience that’s drinking well above price. Pairs Well: wonderful with all manner of grilled fish and shellfish, and blue vein cheeses Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90pts, Michael Epstein 92pts … $21.99
Olianas Vermentino, Sardinia, So. Italy white 2019, Alc. 14%
Varietals: Vermentino Tasting: Pale yellow. Intense notes of pink grapefruit and lemon with hints of spices and bread crust…refreshing, quite round on the palate with tastes of custard apples & tart pears. Medium-high acidity. Intriguing herbal notes. Part macerated in terracotta amphorae. Great at the start, an even better finish. Pairs Well: with fish dishes, shellfish, vegetarian, appetizers and snacks, & aged cheeses. Rating: Wine Enthusiast 88pts … $19.99
Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rose, Pfalz, Gr. 2020, Alc. 12%, Varietals: Pinot Noir Tasting:The Pfalz is a very warm and sunny region, often called the “Tuscany of Germany,” so all of the Pinot varieties do well here. The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé is a true rosé, made with a brief maceration before pressing to extract color. It is light and refreshing, with deliciously ripe, bright red berry and fruit flavors, with a clean, bracing, pronounced acidity finish. Pairs Well: Perfect as an aperitif, also with fish dishes e.g.grilled prawns in a piquant sauce, also aged hard and soft cheeses. Rating: wine.com 91pt… $17.99
E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rose, Cotes du Rhone, Rhone Valley, Fr., 2020, Alc 13%
Varietals: Grenache Tasting: Raspberry and bramble notes are delicate on the nose but intensify on the palate of this juicy, watermelon-kissed wine. A deep salmon-pink in color, it’s a full-bodied but refreshing dry wine that finishes on a lingering note of sour-cherry pastille.
Pairs Well: grilled pork loin, shellfish, poached salmon, tuna tartare, grilled chicken wings
Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90pts…$21.99
Radio-Coteau La Neblina, Sonoma Coast / Sonoma County, CA., Pinot Noir, 2019, Alc. 13.4%, Varietals: Pinot Noir, Tasting: A balanced intermingling of fruit, spice, and earth. Fresh raspberry, ripe strawberry, and a touch of black cherry followed closely by delicate vanilla and cinnamon spice notes and a perfumed potpourri of candied violets. Layered hints of cacao nib marry with a solid tannin backbone, imparting synergy and structure to a graceful, persistent finish. Its complexities will continue to unfold over time. Pairs Well: Duck breast, soft cheeses, pasta, shellfish, salami & prosciutto, Rating: Vinous 93pts… $59.99
Casa de Mouraz, Tinto, Dao, Portugal, 2016, organic /biodynamic, Alc. 13.5%
Varietals: 9 indigenous varietals (pictured on label), all old vines Tasting: This is a very Portuguese wine, well structured, full bodied and serious; it is well balanced, and the oak is nicely integrated. There are aromas and flavors reminiscent of dark fruits (cassis and blackberry) and garrigue and it has a good backbone of minerality and a smoky, long finish. Pairs Well: Perfect with oven or grilled meats and strong cheeses. Rating: Decantor 91pts … $22.99
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
with new selections added regularly
> 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 the This Saturday’s Classic Wines 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!
April 30 – This Saturday – Danny Giddings, Classic Wines (Martignetti)
May 7 – Marco Deary, Antinori Wines, Italian Wine Specialist
May 14 – Gordon Alexander, Terroir Wines (owner) spotlight “Italian Wines”
May 21 – Harry Zarkades, Main Street Wines, wine merchant – owner
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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