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Come See the New Savour Wine and Cheese!

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!  

 

 Fall Hours 

(until November)

Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 7 pm

Saturday - 10 am - 7 pm

(Tasting Saturday, from 2 - 5 pm)

Closed Sunday and Monday

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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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  "He who knows how to taste does not drink wine but savours secrets..."
~ Salvador Dali

 
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A word about Pathways . . .

As many of you know, we provide an opportunity at our Saturday tastings to support Pathways  with a voluntary donation.  (Of course, you can donate any time - just drop a few dollars in the glass bowl).  Now, however, we are doing a "Match the Month" program whereby you can volunteer to match whatever we collect in a month, or any amount of your own choosing.  That means that every dollar you drop in the glass bowl will count for double.  We already have a full year of "matches," but if  there is a month you would like to contribute, please let me know - we may even triple our donations on some months!  Pathways just started its fiscal year July 1 and we have already collected what we normally would collect in 6 months! (Over $2000 in one month!)  Your contribution makes a big difference, providing education and services for our local children, giving them a better start in life and a brighter future.  So whether you contribute at Savour or decide to "Match a Month," we want to say Thank you!

                                                                                                    Kathleen Morgan

 
 
Wine and Cheese Tastings
every Saturday from 2 - 5 pm
 
We are so excited to be starting this beautiful fall season in New England with a dinner that sold out within a few weeks and a Grand tasting (over 80 wines to sample) - just around the corner!  We just got in a few tins of fresh, luxurious caviar from Island Creek yesterday, so if your power just came on (like ours on Brier Neck) - pick some up with a little sparkling wine or Riesling to celebrate!  We were so fortunate to have power all along at Savour, so come on down this Saturday to sample some great European wines from Ideal with some wonderful new cheeses and charcuterie!
 
 
I am pleased to say we have had great response for our next wine dinner.  We are sold out with a wait list!  
 
Next Wine Dinner at Savour
An Evening in Campania
The Food and Wine of Italy's Famed Almalfi Coast
Special Guest: Italian Wine Ambassador and Native Campanian, Ciro Pirone
Chef Matt Beach with Sous, Anthony Sciarappa
 
                                                                                (Ciro Pirone pouring)

Sunday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m.
$85.00 per person (all-inclusive)
 
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Grand Tasting 
with over 80 wines - Sunday Nov. 10, 1 - 5 p.m.
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 Tasting at Savour
 Special Finds from France and Germany
Ideal Wines
Saturday, October 19
2 ~ 5
complimentary!
($5.00 suggested donation to Pathways for Children)
 
 
 


Domaine Marc Morey Rully Blanc, 2017 - $32.99

Domaine Marc Morey is located in the heart of the Cote d'Or, in the center of the village of Chassagne-Montrachet. Although the Morey family name can be traced back for more than five generations in Chassagne, it was in the 1950's that Marc Morey established this domaine. He constructed the original cellar beneath the family's 100 year-old home and began vinifying his own wines. His daughter Marie-Jo and her husband Bernard Mollard are the current proprietors. They now own almost 25 acres of Villages, Premier and Grand Cru vineyards and have twice expanded the domaine and modernized the vinification equipment. Bernard and Marie-Jo's daughter is studying oenology and has joined her parents to work the estate. Exclusive for its bright and charming whites, Rully is optimally situated in the northern part of the Côte Chalonnaise where light and sandy soils create fresh Chardonnays. Here they have perfumes redolent of acacia or honeysuckle, with bright peach and lemon flavors and a flinty finish. With time, Rully whites evolve to fuller flavors of honey, quince and dried apricot. As with all white Burgundy, this wine is great with soft cheeses, such as Delice de Bourgogne and any lighter seafood dish, such as lemon sole. Tremendous value too!

Becker Landgraf Riesling Trocken, 2018 - $17.99

To those who grew up drinking the classic wines of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer and Rheingau it came as a shock to taste the thrillingly pure, mineral wines of Becker Landgraf. We simply had no idea that the Rheinhessen harbored such jewels. Julia trained as a chartered engineer, Johannes as an oenologist, subsequently making the wines at his parents' estate in Rheingau. In 2005 they married, and Johannes joined Julia in running her family estate in Gau-Odernheim. They dry farm with as little intervention as possible, using only organic fertilizer, and interspersing green fallow plots in the vineyards. Their vineyard sites are distinctive, but are essentially calcareous clay. Wine-growing is documented on the Petersberg as far back as 850. 100% Riesling, vinified dry, from  vines grown in chalky limestone soil. This is a pleasant wine to drink on its own, but sings with food. Riesling is the most food-friendly varietal and the modern "trocken" or dry Rieslings are brilliant with everything from cheese to seafood to specialty Asian dishes, like Pad Thai and spring rolls. Make sure to have some on hand for any occasion!

La Bouysse Carignan, 2016 - $15.99

A wonderful family domaine, headed up by sister and brother Martine Pagès and Christophe Molinier. In the hills west of Narbonne, between the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees, they make penetrating organic Corbières and Aude. The site is so beautiful they even have a hiking trail around the vineyards. It covers 40 hectares in Saint-Andre de Roquelongue, in the heart of the appellation. The soils near the spectacular Abbaye de Fontfroide are sandstone, while those of Boutenac are warm clay-limestone soils. The majority of the vines range from 30-50 years old, but some are as old as 115! Martine trained in Dijon, and worked for years as an oenologist in Alsace, but wanted to come home to Corbieres. Christophe trained in Bordeaux and Montpellier, and also worked in Alsace. In 1996 they came home together for good. They withdrew from the local co-op and started to bottle their own wine. In 2010 they converted the whole property to organic farming, with certification in 2013. Martine is in charge of wine-making and the cellar, while Christophe is happiest in the vines. Today two of Martine's daughters have also joined the domaine. This is 100% Carignan, grown and farmed organically. It is a wonderful, more budget-friendly alternative to Pinot Noir and goes with many foods including roast chicken and pork tenderloin. Try this when you need a lighter red - perfect for the changing season!

François Raquilet Mercurey Chamirey, 2017 - $29.99

Francois Raquillet is an 11th generation vigneron. He and his wife Emmanuelle took over the family estate in 1990. They farm 10 hectares of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, mostly in Mercurey. As the years have gone by, Francois has refined his techniques in the vineyard and cellar. Leaf-thinning and multiple passes through the vineyards have brought higher phenolic maturity and greater purity. The distinct character of each vineyard is clearer now than ever before. The wines show well early, with great nerve and typicity, but can be cellared. Francois is now among the very best producers of the Cote Chalonnaise. This is one of the best values I have ever tasted from Burgundy - a single-vineyard Mercurey for under $30.00! Like all Red Burgundy (Pinot Noir), it is wonderful with a variety of foods and sings gloriously with mushrooms, whether accompanied by a steak or a roast chicken. This wine is drinking well now, but will improved immeasurably with a few years of aging. Try it with our Midnight Moon goat Gouda cheese!

Chateau Carbonneau Sequoia Sainte Foy Cotes de Bordeaux, 2016 - $17.99

The name Carbonneau comes from the production of wood charcoal - probably in the Middle Ages. The region was covered by an oak forest which has been replaced over the years by diverse cultures - including vines. Jacque FOUIGNET-VERBACLE, is the oldest owner of Carbonneau that we know. One of his descendants, Blanche FOUIGNET, married Jean-Jacques BACHAN in 1878, who was the mayor of Pessac-sur-Dordogne at the time. The couple undertook the construction of the chateau around 1860. The location was carefully chosen over an abundant and shallow water source and well still in use today. The architecture and the orientation of the chateau were carefully chosen with the south facing terrace and living rooms overlooking the park. The wine cellar is half-buried which keeps the temperature constantly cool in summer. 71 % Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, and 4% Malbec, aged for 10 months in neutral French oak barrels, the wine is an elegant garnet color. The nose is complex, made of red fruit, highlighted by fresh spices and clove. It is a fleshy wine with smooth tannins. The long palate is underlined by black fruit with a hint of toast. The wine is ready to be drunk now or can be aged for another 5 to 10 years. Already drinking well, this wine is a perfect accompaniment to grilled meat, Asian cuisine and cheese.
 
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Fall Hours 
(Until November)
 
Tuesday - Friday, 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday, 10 am - 7 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
 
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(Special Tasting from 2 - 5 pm)
 

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