April 2023 | Red Club
Welcome to the April Red Club from MYSA Natural Wine!
A note from our founder:
First of all, apologies for the club going out late this month! Our warehouse had part of their client portal go down and it messed with all of our orders. We really appreciate you being a part of our club and being patient with us!
Second, Hooray for fun reds this month! We have another side-by-side of Cali Zin (let me know if y'all don't enjoy those because I always find them fascinating but maybe you just want variety!) then a classically delicious French red and a rare Meinklang that will make you go WHOA!
Third, while we're talking about feedback, we heard you on wanting shorter videos SO, we have a new format we're starting to implement on some wines and I hope you enjoy! Again, if you have feedback my inbox is always open: email@example.com
-Holly, Founder - MYSA Natural Wine
- “Graupert” Zweigelt - Meinklang
- Hillside Vineyard Zinfandel - Glassmaker Wine Co.
- Une Vie la Nuit - Domaine Hors Champ
- Zinfandel - Divergent Vines
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
“Graupert” Zweigelt - Meinklang
Burgenland - Austria
A crisp and delicate zweigelt red wine with berry fruit flavors, floral notes, creamy on the palate with bright acidity and soft tannins.
Pairings: Duck Confit, Cod Fish in Tomato Sauce, Chili Prawns
Serving Temperature: 60°- 68°F
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 Â«graupertÂ» 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. - Zev Rovine
Hillside Vineyard Zinfandel - Glassmaker Wine Co.
California - USA
Video coming soon!
A full-bodied smoky natural red wine that is dark berry-fruit forward, jammy, and spicy on the palate, with notes of oak and bright acidity!
Pairings: Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon, Stuffed Meat Lovers Pizza, Roast Beef Lasagna
Serving Temperature: 55°- 60°F
About Glassmaker Wine Co.
Jonathan got his start in wine in the tasting rooms of the Salinas Valley “as a bored toddler eating oyster crackers off the floor while his father and friends casually imbibed glass after glass of the local red”, he recalls. From organic foods and fine cheese to the wines of France, Spain, and Italy, his curiosity in quality products led him to the soils of the vineyards of Sonoma, Marlborough, Lodi, CoCo. and Monterey. After a bit of blood and sweat at Brooklyn Oenology, Jonathan figured “it was time to put my money where my mouth was… and Glassmaker Wine Company is what happened!”... Their respectful management is a matter of course and includes organic or biodynamic practices and dry farming. This minimal input approach obviously extends to the cellar: the wines are all spontaneously fermented (both primary and malolactic fermentation), aged in old oak barrels, unfined and unfiltered, and made without any addition save for a tiny bit of sulfur. - Jenny & Francois
Une Vie la Nuit - Domaine Hors Champ
Languedoc-Roussillon - France
Video coming soon!
A sweet and smoky natural red wine with dark berry fruit flavors, well-balanced acidity and tannins, and a smooth finish!
Pairings: SCoffee-Rubbed Cheeseburgers, Beef Chili, Salmon With Sautéed Mushrooms
Serving Temperature: 55°- 60°F
About Domaine Hors Champ
Cyril Fhal of Clos du Rouge Gorge partnered with Alice Gendron in this project called Hors Champ and produced their first vintage in 2017. This small business purchase organic grapes around the region and use little to no sulphites during the winemaking process.
Zinfandel - Divergent Vines
Sicily - Italy
Video Coming Soon!
A well-structured Italian red wine made from Nero d'Avola and Nerello Mascalese from the Sicily region. This natural wine is red berry-fruit forward with hints of spice, notes of dried herbs, lots of tannins, bright acidity, and a dry finish.
Pairings: Gourmet Mushroom Risotto, Italian Beef Ragu, Prosciutto di San Daniele & Grana Padano Pizza
Serving Temperature: 43°- 50°F
We have always been farmers who sold their wine to small shops or to the wine factories of Marsala, we have gradually transformed into grape producers, breaking that link that is the unavoidable vineyard / winery, the only way to obtain products of the highest quality. From 2013 the decision to resume the interrupted journey and in the light of the experiences made by me and my father, as enotecologists in time and on the territory, we have returned to producing wine.” Zev Rovine
Wine Evaluation Sheet
Want to have some fun evaluating and taking note on your wine? Check out our natural wine tasting sheets we made special for the club!