Ondarre Vineyards - Rioja, Spain
THIS SATURDAY, Dec. 2, 2 - 4 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.
Marco Scolaris Pinot Grigio, Collio, Italy
Varietal: Pinot Grigio, Alc.12.5%
When many people think of Italian white wine, Pinot Grigio is the first that comes to mind, and with good reason. Pinot Grigio is the most imported variety of wine in America. Fans of Pinot Grigio can expect a light-bodied, delicate white wine that is a natural pairing for light dishes such as appetizers, salads, or fish. Although Pinot Gris is indigenous to Burgundy, it is now grown in many wine regions all over the world. It is perhaps most commonly associated as coming from Italy, where it is produced in large quantities. Known in Italy as Pinot Grigio, it is grown throughout Northern Italy, but is most commonly found in Veneto, Umbria, Trentino, Emilia-Romagna, and Friuli. It is one of the main wines of the Collio. The Scolaris Pinot Grigio is straw yellow in the glass. It has an elegant and complex bouquet, with notes of fresh, exotic fruits and acacia flowers together with a hint of bread crust. On the palate, tangy acidity accompanies ripe pear and lemon drop candy. Pairs well with oyster, fish, Brie. $ 17.99
Foris Pinot Gris, Rogue Valley, Oregon
Varietal: Pinot Gris, Alc.14%
In 1974, Ted Gerber, owner of Foris Vineyards, began growing grapes, and in 1978, he started selling them commercially to wineries across the Pacific Northwest. Then in 1986, Foris Vineyards began producing wine, and decades later, its wines are enjoyed in 44 states, four Canadian provinces, and even Japan. Foris wines are defined by the uniqueness of the Illinois Valley, home to the estate vineyards and winery. A part of the western most reaches of Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley Appellation, the valley is distinctive in its alpine attributes. Gerber found that Alsace white varieties are especially well suited to the vineyard’s microclimate.On the nose, this Pinot Gris has notes of Honey Crisp apples, Bartlett pear, and green papaya mingled with scents of toasted almonds and coconuts. The wine spreads across the palate with a rich texture; bright acidity and freshness from fermentation in stainless steel which gives the wine a little verve. Pairs well with salmon, roast chicken, shellfish. $19.99
Clos de RochersAuxerrois2021, Luxembourg
Varietal: Auxerrois, Alc.12.5%
The Domaine Clos des Rochers estate has been owned and managed by the Clasen family since the 19th century. The 16 hectares of vines belonging to the Domaine are spread across the best slopes of the villages of Grevenmacher and Wormeldange as well as in the village of Ahn. The vines are exclusively planted with noble varieties: Auxerrois, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling. Auxerrois (or Pinot Auxerrois) is a white wine grape variety with a perplexing number of synonyms. True Auxerrois, often called Pinot Auxerrois or Auxerrois Blanc, is grown fairly extensively in Alsace and appears in more wines than most may realize.The origin of Alsatian Auxerrois remains unclear; it shares the same spelling as a town in Chablis, but is pronounced differently. Outside France, it is grown in Germany, Austria, Italy and Luxembourg and there are also a handful of plantings in North America and South Africa. The Clos de Rochers Auxerrois is acidic and lively, with floral and citrus notes. On the palate it has a mineral and saline quality. Pairs well with fish, poultry, egg-based dishes. $21.99
OndarreReserva 2018 Rioja, Viana, Spain
Varietals: Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Garnacha, Alc. %13.5
Bodegas Ondarre was founded in 1985 in Viana in the heart of Rioja, by the Limousin Ucin family, who wanted to develop the concept of a terroir wine in a zone with a unique style, determined by the diversity of soils and the arrangement of the small and ancient vineyard plots on slopes climbing up towards the Sierra de Codés. The character of Bodegas Ondarre wines comes from its soils. That’s why, once the best plots have been selected for making its stable of wines, the grapes are harvested by hand. On the sorting table any berries which do not meet thee required quality standards are removed and then vinification takes place in the traditional way, using new French-oak (25%) and American Missouri-oak barrels 75%).The Ondarre Reserva Rioja pours an intense cherry-red color. There are aromas of oak and spices on the nose. On the palate, intense leather and vanilla join ripe strawberries and red cherry. The wine has well-integrated tannins and a long finish. Pairs well with pork, barbecued beef, aged cheeses. $ 19.99
Chateau Pindefleurs, Bordeaux, France
Varietal : 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, Alc. 14%
Winemaker Dominique Lauret grew up in Bordeaux, often passing by the Pindefleurs property, which has a history that dates back to the 17th century. Lauret worked with his brother at Chateau Pipeau until 2006, when he bought the Pindefleurs property. He set about renovating the Carthusian monastery, constructing a new winery, and installing new vinicultural equipment. Chateau Pindefleurs has become a family operation now that Lauret’s daughter, Audrey, and his son, Pierre, have joined him. Saint Emilion is revered for its finely crafted and utterly delicious blended red wines, most commonly made by blending together wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot varietal grapes. The Chateau Pindefleurs Saint-Emilion pours a deep red, with aromas of cherry, plum, and cedar on the nose. On the palate, it has juicy raspberry and boysenberry preserve flavors, along with ample anise, roasted apple wood, and black tea notes. Pairs well with prime rib, smoked duck breast, slow-cooked leg of lamb. $42.99
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, a veteran-owned brewery in Salem and a crisp new lager and a smooth, refreshing kolsch from Rockport Brewing.
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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. (We have just changed 18 of the wines on the machine, so come in and try something new)!
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