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Thank you so much for being part of our
March Natural Wine Club!
Spring Is Here (some places)!
This month’s wines are reaching out beyond
the typical spots with Bosnia, South Africa,
Canada, Chile and more!
The box includes refreshing reds to shake off
the winter chill, popular oranges, and crisp
whites and rosé that are perfect for
springtime fun.
Cheers to warmer days, blossoming flavors,
and good company!
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March 2024 - 12 Club

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Club Pick 1


A natural red blend that offers a unique profile — red fruit flavors, aromas of black fruit and intriguing floral notes, balanced acidity and softer tannins with a dry and lingering finish.

 

Pinot Noir, Crna Tamjanika (Black Muscat)

Raspberries, blackberries, violets, and cinnamon.

Vintage:

  • 2022

ABV:

  • 13.5%

Funky Scale:

Mostly Classic

Style:

Food Wine

Region: Fruška Gor, Serbia

In winemaking styles, Djordje also had a long-established love for natural wines through his exposure of the natural wines of Oszkar Maurer. After a serendipitous placement next to Oszkar at a Serbian wine fair in 2013, they shared many ideas, and since then Maurer has been the consulting winemaker for Bikicki, helping Djordje to make minimal intervention wines exclusively fermented with native yeasts, and with only minimal amounts of sulfur additions prior to bottling. Macerations are short, orange wines 3-12 days, and in reds, 7-20 days. They focus on expression the pure Serbian fruit, that is delivered from the natural terroir of Fruška Gora. Djordje’s philosophy is of balance and elegance though for character, clarity and terroir – he emphasizes that they do not wish to make wines with heavy bret or VA, but balanced and clean natural wines. - Vinum USA

Club Pick 2


Burst of fresh red fruits evolving with age to reveal hints of dark berries. Balanced by bright and refreshing acidity, the wine displays light and supple tannins, making for a smooth and easy-drinking experience. The finish is clean and refreshing, leaving a lingering hint of fruit and spice. 

 

Pais

Strawberries, cranberries, wildflowers and baking spice.

Vintage:

  • 2021

ABV:

  • 13%

Funky Scale:

Mostly Classic

Style:

Food Wine

Region: Itata Valley, Chile

Leoncio isn't just a winery, it's a champion for sustainable viticulture and rejuvenation in Chile's Itata Valley. Founded on principles of organic and regenerative farming, Leoncio's dedication goes beyond producing delicious wines. They're reviving the Itata Valley's unique Pais grape and showcasing its potential. Unlike many large-scale producers, Leoncio prioritizes quality over quantity. Their philosophy emphasizes working in harmony with nature. They avoid synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides, fostering a healthy and biodiverse ecosystem in their vineyards. Additionally, Leoncio collaborates with local families, converting their existing Pais vines to these sustainable methods. This not only benefits the environment but also helps preserve the Itata Valley's viticultural heritage. The result of Leoncio's meticulous approach is a distinctive expression of Pais. Grown in healthy soils teeming with life, Leoncio's Pais grapes develop a depth of character that mass-produced wines often lack. Expect fresh red fruit flavors, balanced acidity, and a touch of spice, all reflecting the unique terroir of the Itata Valley. By combining innovative sustainable practices with respect for tradition, Leoncio is not only making delicious wines, they're shaping the future of the Itata Valley and the Pais grape.

Club Pick 3


A light-bodied Syrah bursting with bright red fruit like cranberry and raspberry. Made with minimal intervention, it offers a refreshing acidity with soft, and very light tannins. The finish is lively and slightly funky, leaving you wanting another sip.

 

Syrah

Blackberry, blueberry, lavender, and pepper.

Vintage:

  • 2020

ABV:

  • 12%

Funky Scale:

Mostly Classic

Style:

Glou Glou

Region: Loire Valley, France

Happy accident? Anne Paillet had spent years working for a large industrial company in La Defense (financial district of Paris), when a serious car accident made her realize that corporate life was not the life for her. Seeking a new reality, she left her job in 2010 to join her husband Gregory Leclerc, a natural winemaker in the Loire. Always up for a challenge, Anne wanted to make different wines than her husband, with different grapes on a different terroir. She also realized that she needed her own vines for the style of wine that she felt inspired to make. Anne’s friend Christophe Beau, a biodynamic producer in Coteaux du Languedoc, offered her a partnership on his 6ha estate, renting her 2.5 ha of his land. In 2011 Autour de l’Anne was created, with the help of Christophe and his son Victor. Anne hand-harvests the grapes and fermentation occurs naturally with wild yeasts in concrete tank without any SO2. The particularity of the estate is that at the end of fermentation, Anne takes the wine to the Loire to finish its aging at Gregory’s winery . Anne told us that the style of her wines tends to be more similar to wines from the Loire Valley than the Languedoc. She avoids heaviness and high alcohol level, preferring lighter, terroir-expressive wines. - Zev Rovine

Club Pick 4


A complex natural red blend with flavors of red fruits and dark berries, balanced acidity, minimal and supple tannins, and dry finish with hints of fruit and notes of subtle spice.

 

Kékfrankos, Kadarka, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc

Cherries, plums, cassis, redcurrant, violets and clove.

Vintage:

  • 2022

ABV:

  • 13%

Funky Scale:

Middle of the Road

Style:

Food Wine

Region: Szekszárd, Hungary

Sebestyen Mozaik winery isn't just a producer of Hungarian Bikavér reds; it's a family endeavor steeped in tradition and a deep respect for the land. Founded by Zoltan Sebestyen in the 1990s, the winery carries on the legacy of his grandfather, who first planted vines in Szekszard decades earlier. What makes Sebestyen Mozaik special lies in their unwavering commitment to quality and a dedication to sustainable viticulture. Their vineyards are located in the heart of the Szekszard region, known for its rolling hills, loess soil, and ideal climate for ripening grapes. They meticulously cultivate Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch), Kadarka, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc grapes using sustainable practices. This translates to minimal intervention methods, preserving the natural character of the grapes and the terroir. Sebestyen Mozaik believes that true quality comes from meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard and minimal manipulation in the cellar. This philosophy allows them to craft Bikavér wines that are expressive of their Szekszard origin, bursting with vibrant fruit flavors, balanced acidity, and a touch of elegance. They are passionate about showcasing the unique potential of the Bikavér blend and their dedication to sustainable practices ensures a healthy future for their vines and the land.

Club Pick 5


A juicy Austrian natural red wine with peppery plum and spice notes, balanced acidity, light tannins, and a lingering clean finish.

 

sankt laurent, zweigelt

Plums, raspberry, cranberry, violets, and pepper.

Vintage:

  • 2022

ABV:

  • 12%

Funky Scale:

Middle of the Road

Style:

Glou Glou

Region: Burgenland, Austria

Meinklang is a lively farm compromising the three typical fields of a Pannonian farmstead in East Austria south of capital town Vienna: wine-growing, fruits and agriculture. Each family-member is specialized in an aspect of farming. Unique is the estate owns Angus & Aubrac cattle herd. It`s the farms source for our own nutritious, organic fertilizer for lively soils in the vineyards and creates the closed circle in the biodynamic Demeter farming. Outstanding issues are the totally unpruned vines, called «graupert» and the extended maturation in concrete egg-shaped containers. As well as the family initiated the first holistic Demeter brewery where we refine the ancient grain beer out of the old varieties called Einkorn and Emmer wheat. - From Zev Rovine

Club Pick 6


A light-bodied natural red wine bursting with fresh red fruit flavors. Expect a juicy and refreshing style thanks to its bright acidity and minimal tannins. The finish is clean and easy-drinking, perfect for a summer day.

 

Grenache, Cinsault

Strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, red cherry, and wildflowers.

Vintage:

  • 2022

ABV:

  • 12.5%

Funky Scale:

Mostly Classic

Style:

Food Wine

Region: Languedoc, France

Luc Lapeyre is a winemaker dedicated to crafting unique and terroir-driven wines in the southern French region of Languedoc-Roussillon. Unlike many producers in the area who focus on large-scale production, Luc prioritizes quality over quantity. He champions sustainable viticulture and minimal intervention in the winemaking process, allowing the character of his grapes and the local land to shine through in each bottle. What truly sets Luc Lapeyre apart is his commitment to a specific vineyard named "Pieds Rouges," which translates to "red feet." This vineyard holds a special place in Luc's heart. The name refers to the unique clay-rich soil with a distinctive reddish hue. This soil composition, combined with Luc's dedication to organic farming practices and old-vine Grenache grapes, results in truly expressive wines. The Grenache grown in these nutrient-poor, red soils struggles slightly, leading to lower yields but intensely concentrated grapes bursting with flavor. Luc's approach in the cellar is minimalist, using whole-cluster fermentation and minimal intervention to preserve the essence of this one-of-a-kind vineyard. The resulting "Pieds Rouges" wines are known for their depth of character, showcasing the unique terroir of the vineyard and Luc's passion for natural winemaking.

Club Pick 7


Not your traditional cider! Refreshing and vibrant with crisp apple flavors, hints of red berries, balanced acidity that keeps the cider lively on the palate, minimal tannins resulting in a smooth and easy-drinking experience. The finish is clean with lingering hint of apple and a touch of tartness.

 

Estonian juice apples

Red apples, quince, brioche, rose petals, and pepper.

Vintage:

  • 2019

ABV:

  • 6%

Funky Scale:

Mostly Classic

Style:

Glou Glou

Region: Parnu County, Estonia

Jaanihanso is a family owned cider house and orchard located on a historic farm dating back to the 18th century. The Roosimaa family bought Jaanihanso in 2000. Their knowledge of the farm’s history originates from the papers that they found from the house, and from older villagers stopping at their gate to reminisce about the “old days”. An old and shabby collective farm era workshop that had always disturbed the view across their land turned out to be the perfect location for Jaanihanso Cidery. They bought it, refurbished and moved in tanks and a cider press. The renovation story of the estate has been in sync with their own growing pains. Some years with larger construction works, some years not that much, but there has been constant mutual bettering. In 2013, when the last bits of the house had been refurbished, the car had to move out from its brand-new pigsty-turned-garage to make room for cider. Famously, a garage is the best place to start a venture. The perfect soil around the cidery has started to fill with apple trees. First 3800 trees of four different varieties have been planted and many more will follow. With the assistance of some of the leading growers and academics the Roosimaa family want to get the best out of traditional local varieties. Their aim is to become fully organic producer sometimes down the road. They are certain it is worth it. - Rooted Selections

Club Pick 8


Crafted with Cabernet Franc grapes bursting red fruits with hints of floral notes like rose petals. Crisp and lively acidity balances the sweetness of the fruit, while minimal tannins ensure a smooth and easy-drinking experience. The finish is clean and refreshing, leaving a lingering hint of fruit and floral character.

 

Cabernet Franc

Strawberries, raspberries, cherries, and rose petals.

Vintage:

  • 2022

ABV:

  • 12%

Funky Scale:

Middle of the Road

Style:

Glou Glou

Region: Okanagan Valley, Canada

Michal Mosny, the visionary behind Winemaker's CUT, isn't just crafting wines; he's composing symphonies of flavor. Inspired by the "director's cut" concept, Michal uses his experience and passion to translate a unique vision into every bottle.

What truly sets Winemaker's CUT apart is Michal's unwavering commitment to both quality and sustainability. The vineyards are managed with an organic and biodynamic approach, fostering a healthy ecosystem that translates into expressive, "living wines." This philosophy extends beyond the grapes. Classical music fills the winery, further emphasizing the harmonious connection between nature, art, and the final product.

Michal's story is one of dedication and pursuit of a dream. After years of honing his craft behind the scenes, he and his wife Martina embarked on a journey to share their passion for exceptional wine. Winemaker's CUT transcends the label; it's a tangible expression of Michal's unique perspective, a chance to savor a moment in time, beautifully captured from vineyard to bottle.

Club Pick 9

This natural Austrian white wine explodes with crisp and juicy orchard fruit flavors, yeasty brioche aromas and creamy notes add a complex layer to the bouquet. On the palate, it strikes a perfect balance between salinity and bright acidity, boasting a tight, fresh character and a solid finish that lingers with citrusy and fruity notes.

 

Gelber Muskateller, Riesling, Scheurebe/Sämling

Red apple, grapefruit, apricot, elderflower, and mint.

Vintage:

  • 2021

ABV:

  • 12%

Funky Scale:

Middle of the Road

Style:

Food Wine

Region: Niederösterreich, Austria

Michael Gindl, born in 1983, took the reins of his family's farm, rooted since 1807, after completing agricultural school in 2002. Steeped in a tradition of mixed agriculture, he embraced the responsibility of winemaking during his school years. Following his grandfather's passing, Michael's mother managed the farm while his father served as a food inspector. Michael's journey led him to adopt biodynamic methods, earning the farm certification. Since 2012, Highland cattle roam the fields, horses work the vineyards, and Breton Dwarf sheep graze the vines. Embracing minimal intervention, Michael gently presses the grapes, allowing spontaneous fermentation without selected yeast or temperature control. His commitment to authenticity extends to the cellar, where acacia and oak barrels from his own forests impart a unique touch to each vintage. As he looks ahead, Michael envisions a future emphasizing more wooden barrels over steel tanks, reflecting his philosophy of doing as little as possible while letting the wines speak for themselves.