Savour Schedule of Events

Saturday Tasting

with Siri Mason of PSP Imports
Saturday, November 11
 2 - 5 pm

(Suggested $5.00 donation to Pathways for Children)
We are delighted to have Siri Mason from PSP Wines joining us Saturday for our weekly tasting. She'll be pouring some lovely Italian wines, along with a great pinot noir from California...all perfect wines for your Thanksgiving dinner! 
Our semi~annual Grand Wine Tasting is November 19th, from 1~4, so you can stock up and be home well in time for the Patriots. We'll be tasting wines from 8 of our favorite wine companies, with complimentary cheeses and charcuterie, and all kinds of delicious items. We hope to see you there.!
We also have a few seats left for our Wine Dinner, December 5th, details available at
 2015 Cassara, Solcanto, Alcamo, Italy ~ $15.99
Antonello Cassarà is a family enterprise, deeply rooted in tradition, which has been growing wine for a hundred years. The winery was modernized from the ground up by Antonello Cassarà with a stronger emphasis on the cultivation of vines indigenous to Western Sicily.
Cassarà's vineyards, all of which are in family hands, lie on the northwestern coast of Sicily around Alcamo, a city with far-reaching oenological traditions which is widely known in the world for the production of "Alcamo Bianco DOP". Thanks to their highly-qualified staff, the company produces top-notch wines which profit from the optimal climate conditions of West Sicily. This wine is 100% Catarratto, the second most planted light skinned varietal in Italy, with bright citrus flavors of grapefruits and apricots, and a backbone of firm acidity.
2015  Trappolini, Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone, Amabile, Trebbiano, Malvasia Bianco, Lazio, Italy ~$13.99 
A few kilometers from the Umbrian border, Roberto Trappolini makes great wines that respect the tradition and style of the area. And while so much of Italy has gone over to the international varietals, Trappolini is dedicated to using primarily the region's local grapes. Trappolini was established in the 1960's by Roberto Trappolini's grandfather in Lazio, the region surrounding Rome.   The soils here are volcanic, mixed in some places with alluvial soil from the Tevere River, just outside of Rome.  "I did a long study about soil," he said.  "The vine eats what's in the soil.  You can have the best sun and climate but without the soil you can't have complex wines."  Working not just to match each varietal with the best potential soil, the Trappolinis also match their compost.  "I plant grain, grass, flowers and many supporting plants [between the vines]," he added.  "In the spring time, the vineyard is wonderful with plenty of color. Walking the vineyards two or three times a day, Paolo said, "We spend most of our time in the vineyard.  In the winery, we just check the fermentation.  He disavowes any use of chemicals, and is committed to picking grapes, not when the neighbors are picking and not when his father pressures him to harvest, but only when the fruit is really ready. Paolo said that if the fruit is perfectly ripened then there is no need to add commercial yeast in the cellar.
Its unusual name, with its officially enshrined exclamation marks, is linked to a whimsical tale. Legend has it that, in the year 1111, a German bishop called Johann Fugger was following the expedition of German King Henry V to Rome, where Henry was to be crowned as Holy Roman Emperor. Fugger, however, seemed more keen on sightseeing than politics. As he travelled, he would send his manservant a day ahead of him in search of accommodation with quality wines. In order that the bishop knew which inns provided the best liquid refreshment, Martinus would write with chalk the word Est!, meaning "It is!", on the various inn doors.
Martinus was so taken with the wine from the village of Montefiascone that he wrote Est! Est!! Est!!! on the inn door. On arriving, the bishop also fell in love with the wine, and from that day forth the wine from this area bore the name Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone. Moreover Bishop Fugger returned to live in the area until his death. For centuries afterwards, the tradition to celebrate the anniversary of his death was to pour a bottle of this wine over his tombstone. This white has aromas of crisp green apples with hints of almonds, honey blossom and flint, followed by zesty citrus and white peaches on the palate, with a mouthwatering mineral finish. Great with fritto misto, or fried zucchini blossoms if you're lucky enough to have a big garden!

2015 Trappolini, Procanico, Italy
 Trebbiano Toscano, Grechetto, Verdello,
Drupeggio, Malvasia Bianca, Italy ~ $19.99
I had a little dinner party recently and served this wine with a lemon risotto with shrimp, and it was the hit of the party (next to Carol's dancing)! Trappolini winery is located in Castiglione in Teverina, a  town in the province of Viterbo, few kilometers far from the Umbrian border and, enographically speaking, located in the Orvieto wine area. Festive aromas of peach and pear with hints of acacia and almond, followed by 
2013 Tacchino, Dolcetto d'Ovada, Piedmont ~ $17.99
 The Tacchino winery has been producing wine for more than three generations. The 25 hectare estate is located in Piedmont among the beautiful hills of the Monferrato area. The sun exposure is south~southeast, the altitude about 300 meters above sea level, while the "white soil" and natural environment provide the necessary shelter against the winds from North. Yields are kept low which helps produce quality wines.This is a real family business. Luigi and his wife Renata oversee the vineyards and their two grown-up children, Romina and Alessio, take care of the cellar, choosing the best grapes for their top-quality wines. They like to mix traditional methods and modern technology with a focus on producing the best known wines of Piedmont at a fair price. There has been a trend for big, high alcohol Dolcettos but this wine sticks to the more traditional Dolcetto with its subtle tannins, moderate alcohol, ripe cherries, plums and licorice. This is a dry, many layered wine, drinking much like a multi varietal wine, with great aging potential.  It does have a hint of sweet fruit...what else would you would expect from a grape whose name means "the little sweet one"?
2014 Poema, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands ~ 22.99
The Santa Lucia Highlands is California's premier cool~climate winegrowing district. Its fifty famed mountainside vineyard estates and associated award~winning wine labels set the standard for New World Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. The Greek Poiema means workmanship, "something made" and in context is something made by God Himself. This is indeed a heavenly wine. The Lucia Pinot Noir is a blend from the three vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands farmed by the Pisoni Family: Pisoni, Garys' and Soberanes Vineyards. This wine is a wonderful representation of the Santa Lucia Highlands and these estate vineyards. The goal is to create a 'world-class' appellation blend; barrels for this wine are hand selected, just as for the single-vineyard wines." Aromas of black cherry,cola and barbequed pork, especially if the pig has a few herbs and flowers adorning it, leads to a lush palate of ripe cherry, pomegranate, dark fruit, spice and vanilla.

2013 La Dama, Recioto, Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone ~ $44.99
 In the case of Recioto della Valpolicella, the grapes are left to raisinate and concentrate before pressing.  Unlike Amarone (which goes through a similar process, except all the sugar is converted into alcohol), the fermentation is stopped part way through, giving a sweet wine with a concentrated lushness that flows complex flavors and texture. Now it's time for Black Forest cake or maybe a taste of Fall - an apple/berry crisp a la mode!

Savour Schedule of Events: September

November 11, 2 ~ 5 p.m.
PSP Wines
Upcoming Wine Dinners
$75.00 - all inclusive (Food, wine, tax, gratuity)

Sunday, December 3, 6 PM
antipasto, potato & leek focaccia
radicchio, endive salad, truffled pecorino
vincigrassi (lasagne from the Marche)
roasted asparagus
ginger lemon tiramisu


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