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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!  

 

Winter Hours

Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 7 pm

Saturday 10 am - 7 pm

Closed Sunday and Monday through Easter

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Masciarelli Wine Tasting
Saturday, February 16
2- 5 pm
 
complimentary!
($5.00 suggested donation to Pathways for Children)
 

2011 Antica Fratta, Frangiacorta, Italy ~ $24.99
The winery was built in the Fratta area of Monticelli Brusati, 
and was already held in high regard in the mid-1800s. In the second half of the nineteenth century, Sir Luigi Rossetti, a wealthy merchant from the local area, turned a farmhouse (presumably dating back to the 16th century) into his elegant mansion, as well as the headquarters of his wine trade, for which he built the beautiful wine cellars carved out by digging into the rocky hill behind the Villa.  With four tunnels arranged in the form of a Greek cross, it could hold a good six thousand hectolitres of wine, which was a vast amount for that time. 
 
2017 Finocchio, Arneis, Italy ~ $21.99
 Even to this day, the Roero folklore lives on about witchcraft lurking behind its dramatic contours and obscure woods-but these stories only add to the region's allure and charm. First noted in the 15th century as Renesium, Arneis is a native grape of the Roero hills, an area near the town of Alba in the region of Piemonte, famous for its white truffles.Its name means "rascal" in the local dialect and was so named because of its unpredictable nature. Founded in 1864, Finocchio today produces wines without shortcuts, with natural fermentation, lengthy maceration on the skins and aging in large barrels (no Barriques!).  The nose is redolent of orchard fruits, bright green apples with notes of freshly cut pear, apple blossom and apple skin and a hint of wild grass, chamomile and a lilting back note of lemon leaf. The palate is quite textured with  creamy Granny Smith and mineral notes, accompanied by hints of Alpine herbs. 
 
2017 Nera, "La Novella", Nebbiolo, Italy ~ $20.99
While Nebbiolo is a red grape and is the principal grape in producing the prized wines of Italy: Barolo and Barbaresco, here it is produced as a white wine, vinified without contact with the skins. It was a 2012 Pietro Nera "La Novella" Bianco from the Caven Camuna winery in Lombardy, in particular in the Valtellina area. The Nera winery is in Lombardy, and was started in 1940 by Guido Nera and his son, Pietro, who later took it over in the 50's. Since 1982 it has been owned by two brothers, Stefano and Simone Nera,  and is known as the Azienda Agricola Caven. This wine is made up of about 90% Nebbiolo and 10% Chardonnay, Rossola and Incrocio Manzoni. A crisp, dry wine with a rich flavor, featuring hints of vanilla, almonds and pear, peaches and apricots and flowers. A little pasta with white truffles...?
 

2017 Doolhof, Dark Lady of the Labyrinth, Pinotage, South Africa~ $19.99 
The Doolhof "Dark Lady of the Labyrinth" is made predominantly from Pinotage and has benefited from several months maturation in French oak before finally being bottled. Aromas of rich dark chocolate and coffee beans with gentle wafts of cinnamon and spice lead seductively onto the palate packed full of warm chocolaty flavours with gentle tannins on the finish.
Last week I had a little dinner party, roast duck Montmorency with the Dark Lady, but I think it's delicious too after dinner with a few dark chocolate truffles! A mocha explosion with dark chocolate, rich black fruit, almonds and black cherries on the nose. All these elements follow through adding complexity and depth on the palate, finished with soft and structured tannins.
 

2017 Chateau Pasquiers, Sablet, France ~ $17.99
Domaine des Pasquiers is a beautiful estate located in Sablet, one of the small villages in the Côtes du Rhône appellation. In the same family since 1935, it is today managed by the 3rd generation, brothers Jean-Claude et Philippe Lambert, who have decided to run their vineyard organically since 2010. This Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet is made from old vines of Grenache, Syrah 
and Mourvèdre. Each grape comes from specific plots owned by the Domaine and the old vines bring and additional complexity to the wine. Black fruit aromas from the Grenache (blackberry, cherry), spice and herb notes from the Syrah are all well-balanced. The addition of Mourvèdre provides a nice round structure and melted tannins. A great wines from this small appellation that definitely deserves more recognition!

~ Katrina~
 
Lively Mardi Gras Wine Dinner
with 5-piece New Orleans Jazz Band

Sunday, March 3, 6 p.m.
$85.00 (includes tax and gratuity)
 
 

Call Savour at 978 282-1455 to sign up!
 
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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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