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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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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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SO VERY HAPPY SPRING IS HERE! WITH SPRING COMES NEW FLOWERS, WARMER WATERS IN THE OCEAN, AND CAVIAR! WE'RE THRILLED TO BE NOW CARRYING CAVIAR IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ISLAND CREEK OYSTERS. WE'LL HAVE BOTH STERLING CAVIAR FROM ELVERTA CALIFORNIA (THE SAME FARM THAT PRODUCES THE CAVIAR FOR THOMAS KELLER'S FAMOUS DISH 'OYSTERS AND PEARLS' AT THE FRENCH LAUNDRY), AND MARSHALLBERG FARM OSETRA CAVIAR FROM NORTH CAROLINA.
SO VERY DELICIOUS AND AS I KEEP REMINDING PEOPLE, "WHO DESERVES IT MORE THAN YOU?"

Wine Tasting with Anthony Sciarappa from Carolina Wines

Saturday, March 23rd
2- 5 pm
 
complimentary!
($5.00 suggested donation to Pathways for Children)

2016 Neil Ellis, Sincerely, Sauvignon Blanc, 
South Africa ~ $14.99
From a country with a particularly long and rich history with winemaking, there is an important wine renaissance in full swing, with impressive red and white bargains abounding in South Africa. In 1986, Neil Ellis took a calculated leap of faith into the wine negociant arena, buying and vinifying grapes from selected vineyards and marketing these hand-reared wines under his own label. Neil Ellis Wines differs from most South African wineries in that instead of owning vineyards they have focused on producing the best wine possible and sourcing the grapes from top quality growers. Mindful that exceptional terroir and assiduous vineyard cultivation form the bedrock of great wine, and that different grape varieties thrive under different soil and climate conditions, from the company's start their philosophy has been to locate those areas that produce a distinctive grape quality and work closely with quality-minded growers in those areas. Predominant flavors are those of tropical fruit with herbaceous overtones, whilst the overall impression is of elegance and delicacy with a long flavorful finish.
 
2017 Cape Mentelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Margaret River, Australia,  ~  
$16.99
Cape Mentelle Vineyards was one of the first vineyards established in the Margaret River region, and is a specialist producer of premium wines. First planted in 1970, there are today over 180 hectares under vine and the winery, constructed in 1977, crushes about 1,500 tons of fruit from estate vineyards and contract grown fruit sourced from within the region. Cape Mentelle only uses natural fertilizers & no chemical products or insecticides. By constantly improving its vineyards potential & preserving its natural environment, the estate gives future generations the opportunity to go on making exceptional wines. Attractive fresh herbs with lemon citrus and gentle aromas of tropical fruit. The palate has a vibrant, tangy edge with lime and fresh grassy flavors.
 
2017 Neyers, Chardonnay, Napa, CA ~ $25.99
In 1999, Bruce and Barbara Neyers purchased and renovated a winery on a thirty-acre parcel in the Sage Canyon area of Napa Valley. Over the next 14 months they built a modern, highly functional winery designed for traditional winemaking practices.  In 2002, Wine and Spirits Magazine named Neyers Vineyards the Artisan Winery of the Year. Even though Neyers Vineyards sits in the heart of the Napa Valley, Bruce's experience with French wine importer Kermit Lynch has had an undeniable influence on their wines. Many of the French producers Bruce has worked with farm organically, make their wines naturally without use of cultured yeast or laboratory designed malo-lactic starter, and bottle their wines without fining or filtration. Neyers barrels are made in France from wood bought in bulk and air dried for three years, two years longer than normal. All of the grapes are picked by hand, into small bins that hold only one-half ton. They are then laboriously hand sorted and inspected at the winery as winemaker Tadeo Borchardt gently guides the winemaking process along. For this style of un-oaked Chardonnay, they whole-cluster press the fruit and then ferment the juice, relying only on the yeast naturally trapped on the skin of the grapes. It is fermented in stainless steel tanks, with about 15% in concrete tanks, which adds another dimension to this wine.  The wine seems more enriched because of the evaporation that occurs through the concrete. This intriguing wine is stainless steel fermented and aged in stainless and concrete tanks. It deceives in its toasty undertones and its velvety, creamy texture, allowing for an edge of voluptuous body and weight. Fig, yellow apple and lemon peel provide flavor and depth, followed by a dry, focused and ultimately bright finish.
 
2015 Le Monde, Cabernet Franc, Italy ~ $19.99
Le Monde is a historical winery founded in 1970 in the sleepy village of the same name. With 45 hectares of vineyards, it was taken over in 2008 by the Maccan family, and the winery was subsequently entrusted to the management of the young enthusiastic Alex, who restored the 18th century historical villa 
and designed the image of the new vinification cellar and winery. Today Le Monde can be considered a new generation winery not only from a technological point of view but also with regards to its innovative way of interpreting wine, where tradition finds the right combination with modernity and design elegance. The wines are highly rated, achieving the top rating in the Italian wine bible 'Gambero Rosso'.Vignetti Le Monde is considered a `cru` since, unlike the other areas falling under the registered DO, it is characterised by calcerous clay soils which adds to the richness 
and longevity of the wine. Mouthwatering acidity makes Cabernet Franc an incredibly food-friendly wine, helping to cut through the richness of fatty meat dishes. It especially shines in tandem with lamb, and its affinity for the spice cabinet allows it to pair perfectly with Chinese dishes prepared with Szechuan pepper and five-spice.
Kelly and Stephen, this is a wine for you!
 
2013 Ricasoli, Casalfero, Tuscany, Italy ~$59.99
The House of Ricasoli has had an indelible impact on the history and quality of Chianti. According to Burton Anderson, "it is the world's oldest winery," having produced wines since 1141. Not only did an early Baron help create the appellation system, but in 1874, Baron Bettino Ricasoli (The "Iron Baron") developed the Sangiovese-based formula that came to be known as the official blend for Chianti. After a few years of foreign ownership in the 60s and 70s, the Ricasoli winery is back in Italian hands -in fact, Francesco Ricasoli, the 32nd Baron of the original family, gained control in 1993. He has replanted several vineyards with improved clones, has improved the vinification technology, and has invested in new cooperage. Barone Ricasoli is a commercial group that owns several estates throughout Tuscany. At its winery, it vinifies its own and other estates' wines, including those of Castello di Brolio. The Ricasoli family continues to show its commitment to quality
 and innovation. It was a leader of the Super Tuscan movement, with the production of its award-winning Casalferro.
"Blackberries, blackcurrants, dark plums, Chinese spices and hints of vanilla. Full body, incredibly structured tannins, plenty of juicy blue fruit and a long finish. It's all so balanced and refined yet muscular" ~ James Suckling, 95 points
 

~ Katrina
 
 
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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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