Welcome to the December 6 Bottle Club from MYSA Natural Wine!
A note from our founder:
It's the most wonderful time of the year! With your fun Eastern reds, the best French red for bread, so much better than beer! It's the most wonderful time of the year. But really, we love these reds, they are festive, fun, and ready for cozying up with your loved ones and pets this holiday season. Thank you for spending your time with us in 2023 and we hope you love these reds as much as we did!
-Holly, Founder - MYSA Natural Wine
- Alante - BIBich
- Ikons - Voštinić — Klasnić
- Cuvée Eden Bordeaux Supérieur - l'Escart
- Moschomavro Pella Red - Ktima Ligas
- Vita Vivet Cava Brut - Celler Jan Vidal
- Tragolargo Alicante White - Finca Casa Balaguer
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
Alante - BIBich
Dalmatia - Croatia
Syrah from 25-year-old vines in Dalmatia. Hand-harvested organic grapes undergo a 4-day maceration followed by aging in stainless steel. Delicious and expressive red wine that tastes very juicy with berry notes, balanced with minerality.
Pairings: Pasta, Roasted Food, Pork
Serving Temperature: 55°- 62°F
"We are a small family winery located in Plastovo." - BIBICh
Ikons - Voštinić — Klasnić
Moslavina - Croatia
A Croatian natural white wine with juicy tropical and stone fruit flavors, delicate floral and citrus notes, light acidity, easy-drinking tannins, and a medium-length finish. Perfect with delicate grilled seafood or vibrant salads.
Pairings: Octopus Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, Roasted Tilapia, Dalmatian Fig Tart
Serving Instructions: 38°- 45°F
About Voštinić — Klasnić
“Tomislav Bolfan, the visionary behind the estate, practices strict organic farming, prioritizing the well-being of the vineyards and grapes over formal certification. Unbound by traditional norms, he opts for native yeast fermentations, often initiating the process in the cool morning hours to preserve Škrlet's exceptional aromatics. The estate's commitment to organic practices, coupled with Tomislav's unconventional approach, results in wines that encapsulate the essence of the terroir and the unique character of Škrlet. Tasting these wines offers a journey into a winemaker's philosophy, where authenticity and the pure expression of the grape take precedence over conventional labels.
Cuvée Eden Bordeaux Supérieur - l'Escart
Bordeaux - France
A well-structured and balanced Bordeaux natural red wine bursting with juicy black fruit flavors, ripe berry aromas, silky tannins, medium acidity, and a long, lingering finish enriched with hints of spice and oak.
Pairings: Grilled Vegetable Skewers, Herb-Crusted Lamb Chops, Gouda and Pear Tart
Serving Instructions: 55°- 60°F
About Chateau L'Escart
Château L'ESCART stands as a testament to a winemaking legacy that spans centuries, rooted in a profound commitment to traditional agricultural heritage. Nestled at the gateway to Bordeaux, its 37-hectare vineyard, a seamless single block with vines averaging 43 years, embodies a dedication to authenticity. The unique clay-limestone soil, a hallmark since 1752, imparts unparalleled quality to the wines. The vineyard's strategic location on a clay-limestone plateau ensures wines of Château L'ESCART embody freshness, length, and distinction—a testament to the limestone present in all soils. The clay, in turn, contributes strength and density, hallmark characteristics of the finest Bordeaux wines. With a commitment to both heart and mind in winemaking, experiencing Château L'ESCART's offerings becomes not just a sip but a journey into the exceptional terroir that defines their remarkable wines.
Moschomavro Pella Red - Ktima Ligas
Macedonia - Greece
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An exceptional Greek natural red wine made from Moschomavro with vibrant dark berry fruit flavors, subtle and sweet floral aroma, hints of spice, balanced acidity, and a lingering finish.
Pairings: Tzatziki with Grilled Pita, Moussaka with Grilled Lamb Chops, Baklava with Gruyère
Serving Temperature: 55°- 60°F
About Ktima Ligas
In the heart of Macedonia, Greece, Pella Winery embraces a rich history intertwined with the art of winemaking. With ancient mosaics illustrating a divine connection to the god of wine, the region's commitment to viticulture is palpable. Thomas Ligas, a French-trained oenologist, found his way to Pella in 1985, driven by a desire to explore traditional winemaking methods and the local ecosystem. Surrounded by abundant sunlight, nutrient-rich soils, and a commitment to organic farming, Ligas, along with his children, cultivates indigenous Greek grape varieties like Roditis, Assyrtiko, Kydonitsa, Xinomavro, and Limniona. The family's modern winery facilitates optimal grape processing and controlled fermentation, all while minimizing intervention. Embracing spontaneity, natural processes, and minimal sulfur usage, Ligas wines stand as a testament to Greece's winemaking legacy and the Ligas family's dedication to authenticity.
Vita Vivet Cava Brut - Celler Jan Vidal
Cava - Spain
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Spanish Cava Brut with fresh and juicy stone fruit flavors, light floral notes, brisk acidity, easy-drinking tannins, and a medium-length finish with hints of toastiness. Perfect with seafood, salads, or creamy cheeses.
Pairings: Oysters Rockefeller, Paella Valenciana with Seafood, Spanish Custard
Serving Instructions: 44°- 55°F
About Celler Jan Vidal
Nestled in the scenic Baix Penedès region just south of Barcelona, this winery is a beacon of tradition and sustainable viticulture. Established in 1970, it boasts a rich family history deeply rooted in winemaking. The commitment to quality is evident in their meticulous selection of hand-harvested grapes and dedication to sustainable practices. Notably, both Cavas featured in our portfolio from this winery are certified organic, showcasing their unwavering commitment to environmentally conscious winemaking. Tasting their wines is an invitation to experience the essence of a longstanding winemaking heritage, where the marriage of tradition, sustainability, and organic craftsmanship culminates in every sip.
Tragolargo Alicante White - Finca Casa Balaguer
Valencia - Spain
A perfect expression of Alicante's terroir, this glou glou Spanish natural orange wine has vibrant citrus tropical fruit flavors, white floral aroma, light acidity, smooth tannins, and a medium-length finish. Ideal with fresh seafood, salads, or creamy cheeses.
Pairings: Tuna Poke Bowl, Baked Sea Bass with Herbs, Mango Sticky Rice with Coconut Cream
Serving Instructions: 38°- 45°F
About Finca Casa Balaguer
Andres Carull, the current custodian of Finca Casa Balaguer, emerges as a distinctive winemaker with a captivating narrative deeply intertwined with the legacy of Rafa Bernabe, recognized as the father of natural wine in Valencia. Hailing from the winemaking town of Villena in Alicante, Andres' journey into the world of natural wine began with a revelatory sip in an unexpected locale – a bar in St. Emilion, Bordeaux. Struck by the unconventional beauty of a cloudy glass of wine, Andres embarked on a quest to bring such innovation back home, eventually leading him to the mentorship of Rafa Bernabe. As Andres took the reins of Finca Casa Balaguer from Rafa in 2013, the estate became synonymous with cutting-edge winemaking. The duo worked in tandem for three years until health concerns prompted Rafa to step away. Despite international offers, Rafa's commitment to local roots led him to choose Andres as his successor. Overcoming financial challenges with unwavering determination, Andres secured the estate and continued the legacy of crafting exceptional wines. Tasting the wines from Finca Casa Balaguer is not just a sensory experience; it's an immersion into the passion, resilience, and local authenticity that define Andres Carull's winemaking journey, making it a compelling and must-try expression of the terroir.