August 2022 | 3 Bottle Club
Welcome to the August 3 Bottle Club from MYSA Natural Wine!
A note from our founder:
We're in the last month of summer and have so many great options for you to get your jollies in with these wines now through Labor Day! We have some Eastern Euro stunners with the perfect summer chillable red, the first wine we've EVER had from Bosnia, and one of our favorite orange wines of the summer!
-Holly Berrigan - Founder, MYSA Natural Wine
- Zan - Keltis
- Co-ferment Orange Gris-Muscat - Constant Crush
- Zilavka - Škegro
- Verdelho - Ashbrook Estate (in some boxes)
- Cyprès de Toi White - Domaine Fond Cypres (in some boxes)
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
Zan - Keltis
Bizeljsko - Slovenia
Pale and peachy in color with peach and orange flavors, this wine screams summer! Light, crisp, and refreshing it's the perfect addition to your summer collection!
Pairings: Peaches, cranberries, citrus, and oak!
Serving Temperature: 50°- 55°
Keltis wines attest to the artisan’s approach in the vineyard and the cellar, they express their terroir, and contain minimum quantities of sulfites. A big share of our wines is unfiltered and that is why our wines carry inside them life and the potential for further development. Marl, which is the main rock of our terroir, provides our wine with minerality, especially felt in the macerated wines.As dictated by our philosophy, our work with wines is done at the time of the full moon, when the wine is at its peak and can fully express its potential. Since we only follow its development and do not monitor it artificially, the wine arrives on the market when it is ready and thus every vintage shows its character in its own moment.
Vineyards of the Keltis wine cellar encompass 5 hectares of land and stretch over the south and south-western positions as well as northern slopes of the Bizeljsko area. Western winds blowing from neighboring Orlica take care of the ventilation and are our natural ally in the fight against diseases. Soil composition includes marl, sandstone with quartz binder, clay, Lithuanian limestone, and limestone with the application of chert. Vine varieties: autochthonous rumeni plavec (used in sparkling wines because it gives the wine freshness and character), cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot, Pinot noir, ottonel muscat, Riesling, yellow muscat, pinot gris, and traminer. - Zev Rovine
Co-ferment Orange Gris-Muscat - Constant Crush
Oregon - USA
Grown from fifty-year-old vines that produce a concentrated grape in rocky volcanic soils. Crisp acidity along with lively aromatics. Flavors of guava, ginger, floral, pear, and hints of chili and cumin.
Pairings: Shellfish, Spicy Foods, Lean Fish
Serving Instructions: 45°- 50°
About Limited Addition
"Ltd.+ are our personal handmade wines raised from our collaborations with inspired farmers to develop a diverse and sustainable wine landscape in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
These wines are made from alternative varieties through thoughtful farming and winemaking practices. - Constant Crush"
Zilavka - Škegro
Herzegovina - Bosnia
Our first Bosnian wine! Super easy drinking white wine filled with notes of white flowers, white peaches and minerality and a clean, fresh finish.
Pairings: Caprese Salad, Risotto, Seafood
Serving Instructions: 42°- 48°
Winemaking was always a universal tradition for all households in Herzegovina, from their family vineyards planted with Žilavka, Blatina, and other autochthonous varieties. So much of the region has changed as wars happened and the state borders changed, but throughout history, wine remains a timeless and always vital part of the Herzegovina past, present, and future. This is how the story of Skegro family begins. A story where tradition has been passed from knee to knee to become something that the whole family enjoys doing. Now led by Bariša Skegro, the family takes a modern approach to the traditional: love and care for vineyards, hands-off winemaking, and a strong desire to simply offer the spirit of Herzegovina in its full glory: ample sunshine, rocky soils, a healthy and ecological footprint --- together with century old traditions, the Skegro family delivers top quality wines that are fully representative of Herzegovina terroir. “BiH feels like a country that is both oppressed and full of energy for the future. It has a great strength in its people… and that includes their fascinating and delicious wines.” – Jancis Robinson The Skegro family vineyards are mostly consisted of vines planted in 2005 in the small village of Radišići, in the southwestern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. They have 2 hectares of south facing and terraced vineyards, which were cut into the hillside, rich with calcareous marl, sandstone and flint. Mostar, being within an hour from the Croatian coastline, offer a very similar climate: Mediterranean influence with extreme hot summers and mild winters. The family’s estate is also filled with fruit trees such as figs, citrus, and pomegranates as well as basic produce and some damn good olive oil from their extensive olive trees. Olive trees are similarly scattered amongst the vineyards to offer diversity and support the erosion of the rocky soils. Farming is all organic, utilizing natural cover crops, utilizing manure or organic fertilizer when needed along with copper and sulfur. They do not use herbicides or pesticides. As the vines continue to mature, they are on their way to organic certification. All harvesting is done manually. - Vinum
Verdelho - Ashbrook Estate
Margaret River - Australia
This non-oaked Verdelho tastes like a lemon slushie and passion fruit paradise! The finish is lengthy, with a sharp acidity and a sense of freshness. Great to drink now or this variety will age well, developing a nutty profile! Tasting Notes: Crisp and dry yet lively!
Pairings: Grilled Fish, White Pasta, Spicy Food
Serving Instructions: 48°- 52°
About Ashbrook Estate
Ashbrook Estate are a family owned and operated winery established by the Devitt family in 1975. They are one of the oldest wineries in the region, being planted around the same time as much bigger and more recognized estates such as Vasse Felix and Leeuwin Estate. There is little pomp and circumstance at Ashbrook, however. At heart, they are a family focused on growing high quality grapes and turning their estate fruit into outstanding wines expressive of site.
Ashbrook Estate’s philosophy is to use minimal intervention in the manufacture of their wines (“keep it simple!”). They are one of a select few Margaret River wineries to use only grapes grown on a single Estate where the wine is also made, bottled and packaged. It is a beautiful winding driveway into their Wilyabrup property in north-west Margaret River – watch out for kangaroos though. All grape picking and vine pruning is carried out by hand. The vineyard comprises seventeen hectares on highly weathered, ancient, well-drained red-brown loamy gravel. Vines are planted just off the contour to protect slopes from erosion.
All vineyard blocks have grassed waterways to enable the water from heavy downpours of rain to leave the vineyard without causing damage. The vineyard is not cultivated in order to protect soil structure. Instead, it is organically mulched to provide nutrients to the vines, increase soil humus and to moderate soil temperature. Guinea fowl roam the vineyard to reduce insect pressure, and a Lyre Trellis allows good light penetration and aeration to reduce disease pressure. Every process, whether viticultural or in the winery, is overseen by a family member. Catherine Edwards (nee Devitt) is the winemaker, Kingsley Edwards (her husband) is viticulturalist and vineyard manager is Richard, her brother. No outside contractors are used.
Catherine was born on the first day of Ashbrook’s 1981 vintage, the night after Jancis Robinson shared dinner at their home. She has a history working in cell biology and holds degrees in science (biochemistry) as well as wine technology and viticulture. She’s completed nine vintages at Ashbrook Estate and has been senior winemaker since 2014. She and Kingsley live on the estate with their two young children. - Little Peacock
Cyprès de Toi White - Domaine Fond Cypres
Languedoc-Roussillon - France
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This 100% Chardonnay grown gem is crowd-pleasing, tropical, well-balanced and pairs well with almost any meal! Citrusy apple and pear coupled with hints of oaky, vanilla, butterscotch.
Pairings: Oysters, Chicken, Turkey
Serving Temperature: 48°- 52°
About Domaine Fond Cypres
Fond Cyprès first wines have grown since 2004. They have worked very hard over the years to find their vineyard’s identity. They have gotten to know each plot, try different winemaking methods, and grape varieties. Building on successful discoveries, their wines are free and accomplished.
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!