THIS SATURDAY, Feb. 25, 2 -5 pm
FINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH MARC BERGERON OF MASCIARELLI WINES
The Masciarelli Wine Company is a family-owned business focused on importing and distributing only the finest quality limited-production wines. Their diverse portfolio of artisanal wines is distributed in 27 states to 31 wholesalers throughout the United States.
Masciarelli Wine Company strives to deal directly with the winery whenever possible and seek out small estates producing high-quality wines that would be overlooked in larger brand-driven portfolios. Marc has many years of experience in the wine business and is both passionate and knowledgeable. He plans to stay an extra hour to pour wine for all and engage in great conversation on winter’s day.
Eifel-Pfeiffer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Feinherb 2016, Mosel, Germany
Varietal: Riesling Alc.10.5%
Eifel-Pfeiffer has been dedicated to the cultivation of wine, especially Riesling, since 1642. The winery’s vines grow in an ideal microclimate in the steep slate slopes that slope down to the Moselle. The fine slate, mineral weathering soils offer wonderful conditions for the Riesling. Heinz Eifel’s decades of experience and the inspiration of oenologist Anne Eifel-Spohr combine to form a future-oriented family winemaking team. Rieslings with an individual character are the result of this philosophy. This almost golden colored Riesling from the Mosel opens with a gentle pineapple bouquet. On the palate, it is medium bodied, nicely balanced, round, and juicy. Flavors of Asian pear and lemon blend with hints of minerality and a dash of white pepper. The finish is off-dry and nicely refreshing.
Pairs well with Asian food, chicken, and cured meats. $21.99
Casale del Giglio Bellone, Lazio, Italy
Varietal: Bellone Alc.13.5%
Unlike other regions of Italy, the area between the towns of Aprilia and Latina in the Agro Pontino valley south of Rome, where Casale del Giglio lies, was still uncharted in viticultural terms when Berardino Santarelli and his son Antonio launched a research project in 1985 aimed at identifying and maximizing the territory’s potential for quality viticulture. They planted close to 60 different experimental vines in Casale del Giglio’s soil. Since the early 1990s, Antonio and enologist Paolo Tiefenthaler have achieved remarkable results from an intense program of research and experimentation. The Bellone grape is a variety cited by Pliny the Elder. Today the grape is cultivated from the Roman to the Lepini hills and flourishes at Casale del Giglio. Deep yellow flecked with gold, the wine evokes ripe tropical fruit such as mango and papaya, carefully balanced by a marked acidity which makes it suitable for long bottle aging. Rich, ample and lingering on the palate with light floral and spicy notes.
Pairs well with grilled fish, Italian fish stew. $17.99
Cantina Tollo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo,
Varietal: Montepulciano Alc. 13.5%
Cantina Tollo was founded in 1960, when the Abruzzo countryside had depopulated, and many Italians had left the country in search of a better future. Cantina Tollo’s founders, whose families had been winemakers for generations, decided to stay in the vineyards, creating Cantina Tollo. Cantina Tollo played an active part in helping to bring about a radical change in the local wine-growing landscape. Cantina Tollo has also had an important part to play in the process of regulation, initiatives for the protection of regional wines and quality improvement programs for grapes and winemaking techniques. The Tollo Montepulciano pours an intense ruby red with purple hues. On the nose, there are fragrances of ripe red fruit, with hints of vanilla, tobacco, cocoa and spicy notes. It is full-bodied, velvety, enveloping, and persistent in the mouth.
Pairs well with hamburgers, pizza, smoked meats. $21.99
Anna Maria Abbona “Sori dij But” Dolcetto 2020, Dogliani, Italy
Varietal: Dolcetto Alc.13.5%
The quality of Dolcetto from the village of Dogliani has been skyrocketing in the last few years, and Anna Maria Abbona’s work is a good example of this. Her oldest vines were planted by her grandfather in the ‘30s, and the vineyards are steep and perfectly exposed. More recently she has become a convert to the doctrine of low yields, and she has joined the elite of Dogliani. Producers in Dogliani take Dolcetto as seriously as producers in Barolo take Nebbiolo. Dolcetto is planted in all the best sites and vinified with great care, which is not always the case with Dolcetto d’Alba. Dolcetto di Dogliani ‘Sori dij But’ ‘Sori’ is Piedmontese dialect for the sunny south face of a hill. ‘But’ or Butti is the name of the hamlet where Anna Maria and her husband, Franco, have their house and cellar. This is classic Dogliani Dolcetto, fermented and aged in stainless steel. It shows great color, reddish purple and violet-tinged, aromas of blueberries and tealeaf, and some tea tannins to go with the abundant fruit on the palate.
Pairs well with bruschetta, pasta Bolognese, cioppino. $19.99
Punch Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Napa Valley, California,
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Alc. 14.5%
Punch Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is made by a small group of Napa Valley artisans whose careers were built producing top-rated wines for prestigious vintners. They came together to produce the best Cabernet Sauvignon they could for a reasonable price. Punch Vineyards’ wine has all the hallmarks of a luxury Cabernet Sauvignon: concentration, bold, structured, complex flavors of black cherry, blackberry, mocha, spice, toasty oak, softly assertive tannins, good structure, and a long finish.
Pairs well with lamb skewers, grilled steak, pepper-crusted tuna. $39.99
And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case, including Rockport Brewing’s black lager, Steel Derrick, and their red lager, Perilous Voyage.
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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 Marc 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
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Savour Wine Tastings!
Feb. 25 – Marc Bergeron of Masciarelli Wines
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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
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