FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH ANTHONY SCIARAPPA OF CAROLINA WINES
THIS SATURDAY, August 20, 2 – 4 pm
FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH ANTHONY SCIARAPPA OF CAROLINA WINES
Anthony Sciarappa, from Carolina wines, has been in the industry for several years, coming to Carolina wines from years as a restaurant chef. He therefore is well-versed in food and wine pairing, so feel free to ask his opinion on whatever you are preparing for your next culinary feast. Carolina is a division of Martignetti and carries specialty portfolios from some of the great importers, including Kermit Lynch and Louis Dressner. Join us this Saturday to taste wines from three great American wineries of the Pacific Northwest, a balanced, aromatic Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa, and two French classics.
Argyle 2017 Brut, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Varietals: 55% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier Alc. 12.5
The 2017 sparkling wine vintage in the Willamette Valley was full of beautiful natural acidity thanks to a classically cool September harvest. Grapes from Knudsen Vineyard, protected in the deep volcanic soils of the Dundee Hills, bring supple depth and elegance, while grapes from Spirit Hill Vineyard, in the windy and rocky volcanic soils of the Eola-Amity Hills, bring spicy minerality. Elegantly expressive citrus flavors take on mineral and fresh ginger notes on the way toward a vibrant finish.
Wonderful as an aperitif or pairs well with shrimp and shellfish, salmon, rich cheeses, and charcuterie. $27.99
Sincerely Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape, South Africa
Varietals: 88% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% SemillonAlc.13%
Neil Ellis is a South African wine industry icon and one of the early pioneers to bring quality levels up to world-class standards. He founded his winery in 1993 with the philosophy of sourcing grapes from the top growers of the Jonkershoek Valley region. Neil owns vineyards and sources grapes from the regions of Stellenbosch, Darling, Darbanville, and Elgin to produce the well balanced and easy to drink wines under the Sincerely label. This Sauvignon Blanc pours a pale straw-like color with attractive greenish hues. On the nose, it has bright tropical aromatics, with subtle citrus. The palate is elegant with delicately detailed sweet tropical fruits and a lively acidity, refined minerality, and a long finish.
Pairs well with roasted chicken, ceviche, oysters, smoked salmon. Or a salad with citrus fruit. $14.99
PépièreLa Pepie Muscadet Sevre-Et-Maine ‘’Merci,’’ Loire Valley, France
Varietal: Melon de BourgogneAlc.12%
After yet another devastating frost destroyed more than 80% of Domaine de la Pépière’s 2021 crop, they floated the idea of doing a one-off vintage to help them get by financially. “Cuvée Merci” simply translates to “thank you.” Two friends, from whom Pépière already buys grapes to make their La Pépie vintage, agreed to sell them finished 2020 wine from similar terroirs so they could have something to sell. The winemakers selected their favorite tanks to make Merci. The wine has all the characteristics of a quality Muscadet: crisp, dry, mineral, pleasant acidity and a long rich finish from sur-lie aging.
Pairs well with Moules Frites, shrimp, shellfish, Gruyere cheese, and Brie. $19.99
Domaine de la Fontsainte
Varietals: 90% Grenache Gris, 5% Carignan, 5% Mouvèdre, Alc.13.5%
The first vineyards at Domaine de Fontsainte, in the Corbières appellation, were planted by the Romans. Artifacts found in these vineyards, such as an old coin dating from the time of Marcus Agrippa in 25 A.D., are a testament to its antiquity. The original domain was built around a thermal spring, which was later named for the local, twelfth-century patron saint, Saint Siméon; hence Fontsainte—the saint’s fount. Yves Laboucarié’s family has been making wine here since the seventeenth century. The Fontsainte vineyards surround the hamlet of Boutenac in the area known as “The Golden Crescent.” This swath of land is one of the sunniest in the appellation of Corbières, enjoying south-southeast exposure, and protection from the cold, northeast winds by a large 500-hectare forest. The cooler sea breezes from the Mediterranean help this sun-soaked terroir achieve balance as well. A full-bodied and lush wine, brimming with strawberry summer fruit, but dry and crisp.
Pairs well with shrimp cocktail and salad Niçoise. $17.99
Roco Gravel Road Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Varietals : Pinot Noir Alc. 14%
The hills in the Willamette Valley are punctuated by gravel roads, which lead to the region’s finest vineyards. Roco’s Gravel Road Pinot Noir is a blend of grapes from several of these distinctive vineyards. An outstanding value, the Gravel Road Pinot Noir flavor profile surpasses many other wineries flagship Pinot Noirs. The old-world style offers bold flavor with balance and grace to pair well with nearly any food. ROCO Gravel Road Pinot Noir NV is a conjunction of the 2019 and 2020 vintage. This non-vintage Pinot Noir truly is “greater than the sum of its parts.”
The elegant poise of the 2019 vintage is layered with a minority of the robust concentration of 2020’s personality. The combination of these two very different vintages gives a masterful expression of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
Pairs well with mushroom dishes, pork, turkey, or grilled asparagus wrapped in prosciutto. $29.99
Hedges C.M.S. 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Washington
Varietals: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Syrah, 8% MerlotAlc.14%
The grapes for this wine were sourced from the Sagemoor, Wooded Island, and Bacchus vineyards in the Columbia Valley AVA and Hedges Estate, and the Jolet, Bel’ Villa, and Les Gosses vineyards in the Red Mountain AVA. The Columbia Valley portion of the wine was fermented to dryness on 100 % American oak and aged on 100% French oak. It was 100% barrel aged for five months in 100% neutral oak. The Red Mountain AVA wines were 100% barrel aged in 100% neutral American and French oak for 19 months. On the nose, aromas of dark, rich berries, cocoa, and vanilla mix with dried sage and cinnamon. On the palate, it is full-bodied with flavors of toasty blackberry, toffee, chocolate, leather and a touch of cassis. Pairs well with steak, lamb, or portabella mushrooms. $19.99
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
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 wine tasting with Anthony Sciarappa 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.
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Thank You! …Kathleen
For Your Mobile Calendar – July
Savour Wine Tastings!
August 20 – Anthony Sciarappa of Carolina Wines
August 27 – Kathleen Morgan (Biodynamic Wines)
September 3 – Sommelier Lauren Dadonna of AP Wine Imports
September 10 – Chelsea Plumber – Vineyard Road Wines
Continuing to offer a case discount 0f 10% on wines and all items purchased with the case to all customers. Wine Club members get 5% off on 6 bottles and all items purchased with the 6 bottles. Thanks again for your support!
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