“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.”
THIS PASSAGE DEFINES THE WINES THAT COMPRISE THE TERROIR WINES PORTFOLIO. WINE MERCHANT & TERROIR WINES OWNER, GORDON ALEXANDER RETURNS FOR A SPECIAL, COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTING POURING FIVE SELECTIONS MATCHING SEASONAL FARE, WINES EXPRESSING VIRTUES OF TERROIR TO ITS FULLEST!
WHAT & WHY: Inviting you not to miss this special occasion to lengthen your understanding of the influence of terroir in winemaking, tasting and learning how the qualities of a vineyard’s terroir shapes the “grape” to a memorable experience. Gordon will be pouring 5 distinctive wines , each with a story of their singular terroir representing: stateside bottles from Virginia, Russian River and Sonoma Coast, CA; a Cru Beaujolais, Fr., and a $9 Vino Verde Rose, PT …5 wines new to your palette. As always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel stemware.
WHO: Join guest host wine merchant, Gordon Alexander together with Savor’s Kathleen Morgan have selected wines dedicated to the principle that care of place matters.
WHEN: This Saturday, May14th, from 2pm to 4pm + … @ Savour
HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.
Saturday’s Pourings include: Exceptional Vintages from East and West Coast USA, Portugal and from eastern France …Beaujolais
Michael Shaps Chardonnay, Wild Meadow Vineyard, Virginia, US, 2017, Alc. 13.5% Varietals: Virginia Chardonnay Tasting: Using the same techniques and approach to this chardonnay as Shaps does at his winery in Meursault, Fr., this chardonnay expresses the elegance and complexity that is often associated with his Burgundian wines. The 2017 Chardonnay is a combination of distinctive fruit quality from this special site, and prolonged malolactic fermentation with heavy lees contact. The result has yielded a complete wine that will age well for 5-7 years. Pairs Well: Halibut en Route, well-timed for pan fried soft shell crab, shellfish, Atlantic salmon roe….$27.99
Adega Ponte de Lima Vinho Verde Rose, DOC, Protugal 2021, Alc. 11%
Varietals: Vinhao, Espadeiro, Padeiro, Tasting: The wine is pale pink, salmon color. The aroma of wine is woven from halftones of cherry jam and bright touches of ripe raspberries and strawberries, as well as notes of red fruits. The wine has an elegant, balanced taste. It has a pleasant fruity sourness and notes of ripe berries for a persistent aftertaste. Pairs Well: Enjoy with seafood and fish, meat, snacks, pasta, fresh veggies, and desserts… $9.99
Mengler Family Vineyards Rose of Syrah, North Coast, Russian River, CA., 2021, Alc. 12.9%, Varietals: 100% Shiraz/Syrah, Tasting: This Rose in the traditional Rhone style, designed to taste like Syrah but happens to be pink. Deep, earthy aromatics with notes of strawberry and black cherry. Low acids and very low tannins round out a plum taste on the palate. Finally, there is a long, balanced finish Pairs Well: shellfish, spicy foods, appetizers & snacks, aperitif, fruity dessert
Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90pts …. $19.99
Vivier Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA., 2017, Alc. 12.2%, Varietals: Pinot Noir, Tasting: The nose is an earthy mix of Asian spice, violet and rose petals mixed with black cherry and mocha. On the palate, the same complexity of flavors returns with layers of delicate red fruit, floral notes and touches of a gentle earthiness and minerality. The texture of the wine is intricate and airy, while still bringing power and density on the finish, Pairs Well: Enjoy with pork, duck, veal or lamb dishes, grilled chicken breast, hard & soft cheese and curled meats. Rating: Wine Enthusiast 90pts….$39.99
Maison Charmelieu, Chenas, Cru Beaujolais, 2019, Alc. 13.0 Varietals: 100% Gamay Tasting: Bolder and bigger than most Beaujolais. Bright and fresh with scents of berries and a touch of pepper, notes of soil, earth, wood, and dried red fruit. A superb example of a Cru Beaujolais that drinks well young but will age gracefully. Pairs Well: French charcuterie, fatty fish (salmon, tuna), creamy pasta dishes, soft and semi-soft cheeses – Comté, Brie, Swiss Cheese, Camembert and Feta, snacks, a buffet…typical finger foods….$24.99
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 This Saturday’s Gordon Alexander, Terroir 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!
>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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