Complimentary Wine Tasting at Savour this Saturday, 2 – 4 pm, the Wines of Alsace, France

THIS SATURDAY, April 8, 2 – 4 pm



We have a special and unusual treat on this Easter and Passover weekend. Beth von Benz, who is an educator specializing in Alsatian wines is joining us for a tasting of 3 remarkable, aromatic, full-bodied beautiful white wines: A single vineyard dry Riesling, a velvety Pinot Blanc, just right for the holiday table, and the best Gewurztraminer I have tasted, perfect with ham, turkey, or an after-dinner cheese plate. So come down and taste with us and enjoy the presentation of the wine of the great French region of Alsace!


Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Roche Granitique 2018, Alsace

Varietal: RieslingAlc.12.5%

Since 1620, the Humbrecht family has cultivated their vines in Alsace. Today Domaine Zind Humbrecht comprises 42 hectares of vines, spread over an array of different terroirs in the geological patchwork that is the Alsatian wine region. The domaine follows biodynamic practices in making their wines. The Riesling Roche Granitique was produced from the youngest vines on the domaine (36 years old). It is bright yellow in color. The nose is open and engaging, and as the wine breathes, it develops aromas of fruit and aromatic herbs. The palate shows weight and length, with a dry harmonious finish. Some acidity and tannins are present, but they are balanced by the fullness of the wine.

Pairs well with ham, turkey, soft cheeses, spicy foods, especially Asian. $ 49.99

Domaine Barmes-Buecher Rosenberg Pinot Blanc, Alsace

Varietal: Pinot BlancAlc.13.5%

Situated in the village of Wettolsheim, at the foot of the hills beneath the Vosges mountains, Domaine Barmes-Buecher’s 17 hectares of vines lie south of Colmar and Turckheim and produce an average of 100,000 bottles and around twenty different cuvées every year. The Domaine grows a number of Alsatian grape varieties and its production is split over seven different terroirs, three of which are classified as Grand Cru.

The Pinot Blanc is a golden color, and the nose has aromas of minerals and flint along with some peach. Pineapple and orange, lemon, pepper, and clove are present on the palate. The fruit is luscious and weighty, but the wine also has good acidity and a clean mouthfeel. Delicious on its own and well up to a curry.

Pairs well with grilled salmon, tuna tartare, shellfish, mild & soft cheese, cured meats, spicy cuisine. $ 32.99

Kientzler GewĂĽrztraminer, Alsace, Varietals: GewĂĽrztraminer Alc.13.5%

The Kientzler family has been growing vines for more than five generations in RibeauvillĂ© and the surrounding area. As early as 1866, Dominique Alphonse Kientzler had inherited vines from his father and grandfather and in 1895 was involved in the creation of France’s first winemaking cooperative in RibeauvillĂ©. His son Alphonse, while also tending to the vines, eventually became the Mayor of RibeauvillĂ©. It was Alphonse’s son François though, who was the first to fully concentrate on wine production, taking himself off to Switzerland to study viticulture. By the 1970s, he was joined by his son, AndrĂ©, in the wine business and the pair undertook a massive replanting program to replace much of the old Chasselas with the noble Riesling, Pinot Gris, and GewĂĽrztraminer varieties. Today, the Kientzlers farm almost 14 hectares of vines in RibeauvillĂ©, Bergheim, Hunawihr, and Riquewihr, including significant parcels in the Grand Crus of Geisberg, Osterberg, and Kirchberg. They are working toward making the winery completely organic. This GewĂĽrztraminer is fresh and delicately perfumed with restraint and lovely fine acidity buffering its richness. Intense and exotic aromas of lychee, tropical fruit, and pepper on the nose are followed by a delicate fruity sweetness in the mouth. The spicy profile and fine acidity make for a long, elegant finish.

Pairs well with coconut curry, mango salad, asparagus, or lamb with dried-fruit cous-cous, as well as Thai food and sheep’s milk cheeses. $24.99

 And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case, including two juicy NE IPAs and a clean, refreshing rice lager from East Regiment Brewing in Salem.

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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 Beth 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

Savour Wine Tastings!

April 8 – Wines of Alsace

April 15 – Casey Gruttadauria of Ideal Wines

April 22 – Harry Zarkades of Main Street Wines

April 29 – Wendy Koder – Regional Manager of R&B Wine Imports

May 6 – Brooke Overheiser of Connoisseur 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!

 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

Savour Wine and Cheese76 Prospect St.
Gloucester, Ma 01930978 282-1455

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