THIS SATURDAY, Oct. 8, 2 – 4 pm
FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH JOE NARDONE OF MS WALKER
Founded in Boston in 1933, M.S. Walker is a 5th-generation, family-owned wine and spirits importer and distributor, a spirit bottler, and a national supplier. They serve restaurants and retail shops throughout the Northeast, with direct operations in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island and brokerage operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
He has travelled all over the world with the distribution companies he has represented, so feel free to ask questions! He is very knowledgeable and engaging.
Manicor Vineyards, Kaltern/Caldaro, South Tyrol, Italy
For his services to the Empire, the Austrian Emperor raised Hieronymus Manicor to the nobility and endowed him with land on the shores of Lake Kaltern in the early 17th century. The oldest buildings on the estate date to 1608. In 1662, a granddaughter of Hieronymus married into the family of the Counts Enzenberg; by the 17th century the Enzenberg family was already involved in winemaking. After generations in the Manicor family, in 1978 the Manicor estate finally passed to the Counts Enzenberg.
In 1991 Count Michael Goëss-Enzenberg took over Manincor from his uncle. At that time the estate supplied grapes to the wine-growers’ cooperatives in Caldaro and Terlano. Count Michael improved the quality of the vineyards through a policy of strictly limited yields and near-natural husbandry. In 1996 the first Manincor wines were produced in the estate’s own cellar. The vineyard, which is on the Alto Adige Wine Road, is run using sustainable and biodynamic processes and produced its first biodynamic vintage in 2006.
Reserva della Contessa 2021
Varietal: 51% Pinot Blanc, 31% Chardonnay, 18% Sauvignon Blanc, Alc. 13.5%
Reserva della Contessa is biodynamic and is fermented in oak barrels with yeast naturally occurring in the vineyard. The wine is then matured on lees for nine months. It pours yellow with flashes of green. Delicate aromas of apple, apricot, and a hint of sage are found in the nose. It is elegant and mellow on the palate, and finishes with refreshing acidity. Serve this wine lightly chilled but not cold.
Pairs well with roasted salmon, chicken, or pork. $25.99
Der Keil 2021
Varietal: Old-vine Vernatsch Alc. 12.5%
Der Keil is made from grapes grown at 250 meters above sea level on south-facing slopes overlooking Lake Kaltern, one of the warmest sites in the South Tyrol; the old vines are trained onto pergolas and grown in sandy clay soil. The grapes are crushed and fermented in open wooden vats with skin contact for one week. It spends five months on lees in oak barrels. Bright ruby in the glass, der Keil has aromas of cherry and toasted almonds on the nose. It is juicy on the palate with an elegant finish. Serve slightly chilled (53° to 57° F).
Pairs well with dishes based on tomatoes and garlic, fried fish, chicken. $25.99
Reserva del Conte 2019
Varietal: 43% Merlot, 35% Lagrein, 22% Cabernet Alc. 13%
Each varietal that makes up the Reserva del Conte was crushed separately and fermented in a mixture of oak and cement vats and stainless-steel tanks for 10 days using yeast that occurs naturally in the vineyards. The wine is then transferred to oak barrels, where it ferments for 12 months. The wine has a bright ruby color and a nose full of berry fruit and spice. On the palate, flavors of dark chocolate, licorice, black and white pepper, and plums are given structure by silky tannins.
Pairs well with Mediterranean foods, grilled red meat, lamb. $27.99
Domaine Brusset, Rhone Valley, France
On this family estate established in 1947, the Brusset family combines traditional winemaking with new techniques introduced by each generation. Three wine-growers and winemakers with a variety of experiences, founder André Brusset (1910-1999), his son Daniel, and his grand-son Laurent, have all contributed to the distinctive character of Domaine Brusset. Domaine Brusset is located in the heart of the southern Côtes-du-Rhône valley vineyards, at Cairanne. Brusset’s 70 hectares of vineyards extend over the lands of five prestigious appellations: Gigondas, Cairanne, Rasteau, Côtes-du-Rhône, and Ventoux.
Les Travers 2020, Cairanne
Varietals: Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Cinsault. Alc. 13.5%
Each grape variety that makes up Les Travers is vinified separately and fermented in vats for 20 days. The wine is mature for 10 months, 70 percent in vats and 30 percent in 3- or 4-year-old barrels. The wine pours a deep ruby color, and shows
aromas of blackcurrant and elderberry. On the palate, there are full, concentrated flavors of blackcurrant and cherry, silky tannins, and a touch of pepper and spice on the finish.
Pairs well with duck, game meats, aged cheeses. $21.99
Tradition Le Grand Montmirail 2020, Gigondas Varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault Alc. 14%
Hand-picked and selected following strict ripeness checks, the grapes are fermented in vats for 21 days with no added yeast. The wine is brick red in color, and the nose is filled with very ripe dark plum, brambly fruits, and minerals. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it has flavors of blue and black fruits and lovely rounded tannins. Pairs well with meaty stews, braised meat, lamb. $32.99
And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case. We have a malty Oktoberfest from the von Trapp brewery and the wonderfully dark but slightly hoppy Robust Porter from Smuttynose.
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 Joe 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 – July
Savour Wine Tastings!
October 8 – Joe Nardone – MS Walker
October 15 – Gordon Alexander – owner Terroir Wines
October 23 – Dave Bender – Vineyard Road Wines
October 29 – Harry Zarkades – owner Main Street Wines November 5 – Manny Gonzales – Horizon Beverage Company
November 12 and 13 – Grand tasting! We are bringing back the grand tasting. This will be over 2 days, Saturday and Sunday from 2 – 5 pm (bye week for Pats), with 30+ wines each day. We will just have 4 tables each day, so everyone can spread out. Come join us!
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!
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 are pleased to continue curbside pickup service
Savour Wine & Cheese l 76 Prospect St. l Gloucester l 978. 282 .1455