December 2023 | Orange Club

holiday natural wine bundle
holiday natural wine bundle

Welcome to the December Orange Club from MYSA Natural Wine! 

A note from our founder:  

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Two orange from Italy, all so light and pretty, 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

  1. Orange - Mae Son
  2. Possibilmente - Lammidia
  3. Tragolargo Alicante White - Finca Casa Balaguer
  4. Only Zuul - Swick
  5. Wine Evaluation Sheet

Orange - Mae Son

Trentino-Alto Adige - Italy

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Mae Son Orange

Description: 

A vibrant and refreshing Müller-Thurgau natural white wine from the Northern Italian region with ripe citrus fruit flavors, a floral bouquet, bright acidity, smooth tannins, and a medium-length finish perfectly complements seafood, salads, and creamy dishes.

Pairings: Citrus Scallop Ceviche, Shrimp Pasta, Orange Avocado Mousse

Serving Instructions: 38°- 45°F 

About Mae Son

Experience exceptional wines under Cantina Furlani and Mae Son labels. Cantina Furlani excels in crafting spumante wines, showcasing Matteo's effervescent mastery. Mae Son, a collaboration with Claudio Coronato and Jenny and Francois Selections, honors family and meticulous winemaking. Matteo's precision is evident in Muller Thurgau. Hand-harvested in September, the grapes undergo unique hand-destemming and 20-25 days of skin contact. Spontaneous fermentation in open-top steel vats is followed by maturation until April, reflecting Matteo's commitment to minimal intervention—unfined, unfiltered, and sulfur dioxide-free. Savor Matteo Furlani's wines for an authentic expression of the vineyard's terroir, revealing artistry and care in each bottle.

Possibilmente - Lammidia

Abruzzo - Italy

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Lammidia Possibilmente

Description: 

An Italian natural white wine made from 100% Pecorino with juicy stone fruit flavors, subtle floral and citrus fruit aromas, minerality, medium acidity, refreshing tannins, and an elegant finish.

Pairings: Ceviche Tostadas, Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells, New York Cheesecake with Fruit Compote

Serving Temperature: 38°- 45°F 

About Lammidia

Lammidia Winemaker

Davide Gentile and Marco Giuliani, childhood friends in Abruzzo, reconnected after university, fueled by a shared passion for wine. Their winemaking journey, marked by love for natural methods and daring experimentation, distinguishes them. Operating without formal wine academy training, agronomists, or oenologists, Gentile and Giuliani embrace a hands-on approach, learning through trial and error in both vineyards and cellars. Their unconventional path began in 2010, marked by a challenging fermentation, leading them to seek the guidance of an expert grandma, skilled in dispelling the evil eye. The ritual proved successful, giving rise to Lammidia, aptly named after the Abruzzese dialect term for "evil eye." To taste their wines is to experience the outcome of their unorthodox journey, where each bottle reflects not only their dedication to natural winemaking but also the resilience and creativity born from their shared love for the craft.

Tragolargo Alicante White - Finca Casa Balaguer

Valencia - Spain

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Description: 

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

Finca Casa Balaguer Winemaker

 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.

Only Zuul - Swick

Oregon - USA

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Swick Only Zuul

Description: 

Swick's famous orange wine from Pinot Gris/Gewurztraminer is back and he says it's the best one he made yet! 30 days on the skins gives this a serious tropical vibe - think lychee, stone fruit, pineapple, that sort of deal.

Pairings: Seafood, Lemon Chicken, Creamy Pasta

Serving Temperature: 38°- 45°F

About Swick

Swick Winemaker

Joe Swick is a 5th generation Oregonian winemaker who captures the true taste of the Pacific Northwest through his wines. Joe sources his grapes from organic, biodynamic and sustainable vineyards in Oregon and Washington. After years of traveling and harvesting in various pockets of the world, such as Piedmont, Portugal, and Tasmania, Joe returned to Oregon to start his very own label in 2013. He embraces the minimal approach when making his wines such as using native yeasts, aging in old barrels and adding minimal sulphur during bottling—only when absolutely necessary. While Joe started out with a focus on making Oregon Pinot Noir, he now has explored many other grape varietals and experiments with different techniques during élevage.

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!