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76 Prospect St., Gloucester, MA 01930

978 282-1455

  Come and visit us  at the corner of Pleasant and Prospect St., across from St. Ann's church. 

Parking located behind our store!  

 

 Hours

Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 7 pm

Saturday 10 am - 7 pm

Closed Sunday and Monday through Easter

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Why Taste?
 
         Savour Saturday Wine Tastings 
        A Learning Experience by the glass    
 
The more you taste, the more you refine your
understanding and enjoyment of wine.  
   
By comparing different wines with us each Saturday, over time, you fine-tune your palate to identify and appreciate what each wine uniquely offers by applying your senses to wines' essential qualities.
  
Your Senses, The Bridge To Wine's DNA
See, Swirl, Smell, Sip and Savour

See 
Observe the wines color, hue, age (by inspecting the rim color variation), and viscosity (by studying the "legs," 
as the wine drips down the inside of the glass).
Swirl 
Release the wine's vapor and aromas (by swirling to create the "legs.")
Smell
 Inhale deeply.  As much as 90% of the taste is olfactory. The first whiff of a wine gives you the most important impression . . . in anticipation of what is to come.
Sip 
 
 
Experience the wine's
taste structure.  Flavors are sweet, salty, sour, acidic and/or beefy (the 5th taste, "Umami").
Savour 
Enjoy each swallow.  Good wines have three things in common: balance, complexity, and length. How does the one you are tasting measure up?
 
*We use Riedel glassware exclusively for Savour wine tastings

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Please join us this Saturday as we taste Domaine Bousquet's organically grown wines from Mendoza, Argentina.

Saturday, April 20
2 - 5 pm

complimentary!
($5.00 suggested donation to Pathways for Children)

Parking behind store on Liberty and Pleasant St.
AND - just a heads up - We will be offering a special class with appetizers, cheese, and charcuterie and a special tasting of organic and biodynamic wines (approximately 30) on Thursday, May 9 from 6 - 8 pm - so mark your calendar!



When third-generation winemaker Jean Bousquet visited Argentina in 1990, he became so captivated by the rugged 
and soaring beauty of the Gualtallary Valley in Mendoza that he began uprooting his life in Carcassonne, in the south of France. It took a few years, but in 1997 Bousquet purchased a substantial parcel of land and this French family began a new chapter as Argentine winemakers in dramatic fashion at an altitude of 4,000 ft. in Tupungato ~ at one of the highest altitude wine vineyards in Mendoza and the world. The locals, and even the real estate broker, thought Bousquet was a bit crazy to believe that wine grapes would thrive in this semi-desert and very cool climate area where no vines were planted. But his naysayers were proven wrong and today Domaine Bousquet is the world's most awarded organic wine producer. Now, Tupungato is a new, fashionable, hot wine region, with renowned winemakers like Michel Rolland, Paul Hobbs and Masi making huge investments in Tupungato to take advantage of the sky high altitude.  Domaine Bousquet is now led by Jean's daughter, Anne Bousquet and her husband Labid Ameri. A trained economist, pragmatic Anne was skeptical of her father's vision of creating world-class wines in the wilds of Mendoza but her father's whim has proven fortuitous and she is now a fully invested 
and passionate ambassador. Dedicated to farming organically, they believe that the healthier the vineyard, the better the fruit and of course the wine. Organically grown vine roots penetrate deep into the soil where they absorb the trace minerals that help to give wines their authentic regional taste. For this reason, organically grown grapes can express the purity, intensity and varietal character of the local terroir. Organically grown vines tend to produce lower yields with greater concentration of flavor which allows their unique flavors to shine through. Organic crops are grown in harmony with nature without using any chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. Organic agriculture uses natural fertilizers such as compost. Organic agriculture and production helps us to protect and sustain the land and the environment for future generations.
 
2017 Domaine Bousquet, Gaia, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Tupungato, Argentina ~ $14.99
With a winning combination of cool weather, high elevation 
and well-draining alluvial soils, it is no surprise that Mendoza's Uco Valley is one of the most exciting up-and-coming wine regions in Argentina. Healthy, easy-to-manage vines produce low yields of high-quality fruit, which in turn create flavorful, full-bodied wines with generous acidity. This white blend has rich fresh tropical fruit and citrus aromas,  with apple, pear and lime on the palate. It has a great balance of sweetness and acidity. The finish is pleasant, clean and fresh with mouthwatering crisp acidity. 
 
2018 Domaine Bousquet, Virgen, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tupungato, Argentina ~$14.99
Domaine Bousquet Virgen Organic Red Blend 2018 is vinified from 100% estate fruit grown at an altitude of 4,000 feet in the foothills of the Andes. In Tupungato, Alto Gualtallary, high-altitude cool nights and sandy~gravel soils contribute to creating the winery's signature "Naturally Elegant Wines." A pure expression of that terroir, Virgen is a blend of 35% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc. 
 
2018 Domaine Bousquet, Malbec, Tupungato, Argentina ~ $14.99
With pleasing aromas of blackberry, black cherry and a little bit of earthiness. Taking a sip reveals a tasty, medium-bodied wine that is smooth and round in the mouth with more great fruit laced with touches of spice and black pepper. It ends dry and long with lingering notes of earthiness along with a hint of coffee under the fruit. Great barbecue wine, and great barbecue weather is on the way!
 
2017 Domaine Bousquet, Malbec, Reserva ~ $17.99
The wine is composed of 85% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Syrah, which has been aged in French oak for 10 months with 4 months of bottle ageing. In the nose it presents intense aromas of blackberry with notes of black currant and plum. On the palate it is a balanced and elegant wine, with pure fruit expression like raspberry, fig, and chocolate. It has a well-defined velvety style, excellent structure and a long finish.
 
2017 Bousquet, Gaia, Red Blend ~ $21.99
The Gaia Red Blend is a stunning wine.  Anne is quoted as saying that being from Languedoc they had to have Syrah in their vineyards.  Gaia in ancient Greek is the Earth Goddess, thus in honor of their organic vineyards, Anne wanted to name this wine Gaia.  Anne designed the label herself, giving the face a neutral gender and the hair is a blend of nature with flowers, fruits 
and birds. The wine is 50% Malbec, 45% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The high altitude cool climate terroir gives the wine fresh fruit, intense flavors and nice acidity.  It has an intense deep ruby red color.  This elegant blend had notes of blackberries, currant, spice and vanilla and soft tannins.  Domaine Bousquet has the most vines dedicated to Syrah than anyone else in Mendoza.
 
AND 

We are now selling sturgeon caviar!
Pick up a tin to enjoy with one of our many luscious white wines or champagnes!





Some of the very special gems we're pouring Sunday...

2017 Ameal, Loureiro, Portugal ~ $15.99
 Organic and biodynamic viticulture adds a deeper, richer fragrant bay leaf character to the lemony precision of Pedro's outstanding crunchy-yet textured Loureiro white. A perfect summer sipper!

2016 CantinArte, Colori, Pecorino ~$28.99
From this family-owned, organic farm, dry and minerally, with an elegantly floral bouquet of acacia and jasmine, sometimes spiced with a faint hint of licorice.
 
2016 Saladin, Loi, CDR, France ~ $19.99
Biodynamic for over 50 years, Marie-Laurence, and her sister Elisabeth, say "We seek fruit, crispness, mellowness, balance, elegance". This wine is all that and more.

2016 Domaine des Pasquiers, Gigindas, France ~ $29.99
"A blend of 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre, it's full-bodied and supple, with concentrated cherry flavors, a ripe, velvety tannin structure and a long, spice-tinged finish" ~ 93 pts, RP

2014 Maydie, Tannat, Madiran, France ~ $29.99
Sweet fortified tannat from Château d'Aydie in Madiran. Very black, very fruity and very delicious with dark chocolate.

2017 Zabu, Nero D'Avola, Sicily, Italy  ~ $17.99
 Intense, ruby red with purplish highlights and intense red fruit, balsamic and floral aromas. Warm on the palate with a long-lasting finish and an aftertaste of woodland flowers.

2014 Il Pino di Biserno, Tuscany, Italy ~ $74.99
"Intense aromas and flavors of black currant, green olive, cedar, tobacco and mineral mark this elegant, fluid red. Firms up, with well-appointed tannins marking the long finish." ~94 pts., WS

2015 Vietti, Perbacco, Nebbiolo, Italy ~ $59.99
(MAGNUM)
 Mario Vietti made the first Vietti labeled wines in 1919. Alfredo Currado married Mario's daughter, and was one of the first to select and vinify grapes from single vineyards, a radical concept at the time. He also put the varietal Arneis on the wine map and is recognized as the father of Arneis. Elegant, yet this feels more like a Barolo in profile and structure.It's ripe with dark fruit nuances and it offers a complete bouquet that is comprised of dark fruit, pressed rose and spice. 

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS ~ 
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ANNUAL GRAND SPRING TASTING
SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2-5

EARLY ADMISSION @ 1 FOR WINE CLUB MEMBERS (1 pm)
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SAVOUR'S WINTER HOURS ~ 

~OPEN ~ 
TUESDAY ~ FRIDAY   11~7
SATURDAY        10 ~ 7

CLOSED ~
SUNDAY & MONDAY

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Savour Wine and Cheese
76 Prospect. St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
 

 Kathleen and Katrina’s Wine Picks for the Holiday Table

 

 

Varichon & Clerc, NV, Haute~Savoie, France ~ $14.99

Winemaking in Seyssel is recorded for the first time in the 12th Century (1145), where production was further developed under the monks from the Charterhouse in Arvières from the 14th century onward and where Varichon & Clerc was later established. The official proclamation of the small AOC Seyssel in 1973 (only 220 acres under vine) was the first sparkling wine AOC in France after Champagne. This was also a great achievement for Varichon and Clerc, one of the major wine producers. Located in the hilly pre-alps between Lyon and Geneva, Varichon & Clerc have been continually producing classic "Methode Champenoise" wines since 1901! Local grapes, such as Altesse and Molette, are skillfully blended with judicious amounts of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Macabeu to fashion this very elegant wine. This is a smooth and creamy sparkler with flavors of gentle pear, apple, vanilla and toast. A festive aperitif, at a very festive price!

2016 Mt.Beautiful, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand ~ $18.99

As pioneers of the North Canterbury region, Mt. Beautiful's owners David and Leigh were looking to invest in David's homeland in a way that would allow expression of their passion for farm-to-table food and wine, while energizing the community to which they are so genuinely committed. By producing elegant, certified-sustainable, estate-grown wines, David and Leigh have found a way to truly encapsulate in the bottle the climate and the richness of the land by creating Mt. Beautiful Winery. Highlighting floral aromas and tropical flavors such as guava and melon-like fruit, they tone down the grassiness and bring a creamy mid-palate all the way through to a fresh and bright crispness on the finish.

 

2017 Piciarello, Fiano di Avellino, Camapania, Italy ~ $29.99

Campania may well be Italy's oldest wine region, with a history which spans over three thousand years and has endured throughout the rising and falling of empires. From the ancient Greek Fiano varietal planted on volcanic soils, comes this distinctive flinty white with an atypical, yet beautifully blended spice and voluptuous texture reminiscent of white Burgundy. Ciro Picariello and his wife started their winery in 1997, and he has quickly become one of the star producers of Fiano di Avellino. Their 7 hectares of vineyards are located at relatively high elevation in the province of Campania. Fiano is also known as the wine of the bees because its sweet flesh would draw the pollinators from miles around.  With subtle nutty aromas with fresh pear, citrus, honey and spice flavors, this is a perfect wine to pair with ripe cheeses and salumi, while you're watching the parade and waiting for the bird to finish.

2016  Clos Cibonne, Tibouren, Provence, France ~ $28.99

The property of Clos Cibonne dates back to 1797 when the Roux Family purchased it from Jean Baptiste de Cibon, aptain of the royal marines of Louis XVI. In 1930, André Roux modernized the winery in order to pursue his goal of producing top quality wines at the estate. This revival ignited an era of fame for the rosés of Clos Cibonne. A mineral-accented bouquet evokes dried red berries, orange pith, lavender and jasmine, along with a suggestion of peach pit in the background. Silky with great acidity on the midpalate, offering red currant and blood orange flavors and a hint of anise. Shows a suave blend of depth and energy and finishes long and seamless, leaving behind floral, mineral and red berry notes. Pass the cranberry orange compote?

 

 

 

 

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