Welcome to the December Red 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
- Boaz Red - Ruth Lewandowski
- Pinonero - Lammidia
- Bufentis Minervois Domaine - Benjamin Taillandier
- Alante - BIBich
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
Boaz Red - Ruth Lewandowski
California - USA
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A rarely released wine from a little known grape with awesome results! Beautiful minerality, exotic spices and tropical fruit. We were pumped when he announced it on his Insta Live and can't wait for you to try it!
Pairings: Grilled Fish, Summer Salads, Roasted Chicken
Serving Instructions: 55°- 60°F
About Ruth Lewandowski
I've said it a thousand different ways since the beginning of Ruth Lewandowski Wines, and I think its most comprehensible to explain “Ruth” as a concept more than a living, breathing individual. A concept born out of the affiliation of my own philosophies of farming and winemaking (which indeed spill over to inform so many of my life beliefs) and one small but very significant text in the Old Testament of the Bible, the book of Ruth. Without sounding 'preachy' and so as not to offend the sensitive, and in the interest of concisely summing things up, I don't believe there to be a deeper, more compelling depiction of the natural cycle of death and redemption (both in the physical realm we can see and the spiritual realm we often do not) than this one short book. Nothing that is alive today could be so without something having died first. This is the redemptive nature of our universe, of our planet, of our soils, plants, and ultimately you and I. The cessation of things is necessary to begin anew, even more fully. From the wreckage of death and tragedy at the beginning of the book of Ruth, a young woman finds life, finds beauty and is able to truly live....not simply in spite of the death, but because the death occurred at all. The regeneration of the life of our soils occurs only through organic matter...all completely dead, broken down carbon-based items. Natural fermentation is the building up and dying off of multiple strains of yeast and bacteria, each paving the way for the next strain to take over (and each leaving their altogether unique signatures of flavor, aroma, and textural compounds). Who is Ruth? Well, with this sort of explanation, I suppose I could say that there is a bit of Ruth in all of us.
“Pinonero - Lammidia
Abruzzo - Italy
An Italian natural red wine made from Pinot Nero features juicy berry fruit flavors, red fruit, and a bouquet of floral aroma with a hint of earthiness. Bright acidity, silky tannins, and a medium-short finish highlight its finesse. Perfect with grilled chicken or salads, Brie, or Camembert.
Pairings: Feta & Watermelon Salad, Roasted Chicken Piccata, Tiramisu with Espresso-Soaked Ladyfingers
Serving Temperature: 55°- 60°F
Davide Gentile and Marco Giuliani, childhood friends from Abruzzo, reunited after university, driven by a shared love for wine. Opting for a non-traditional approach, they embarked on winemaking with a blend of natural techniques and bold experimentation. Without formal training or reliance on experts, they learned through hands-on experiences in the vineyards and cellars. In 2010, faced with a disastrous fermentation, they sought the guidance of an expert grandmother skilled in dispelling the evil eye, leading to the birth of Lammidia, meaning "evil eye" in Abruzzese dialect. Their wines reflect a unique blend of passion, experimentation, and a touch of unconventional magic, making them a must-try for those seeking distinctive and authentic winemaking stories.
Bufentis Minervois - Domaine Benjamin Taillandier
Languedoc-Roussillon - France
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Triangle Les Tetes Red Wine presents ripe red and black berry flavors, enveloped in a fragrant bouquet of dark cherries and plums. With balanced acidity and soft tannins, it offers subtle herbal notes and a smooth finish. A harmonious and inviting red wine
Pairings: Rosemary-Seasoned Lamb Shanks, Tender Beef Pot Roast, Brie & Fig Crostini
Serving Temperature: 55°- 60°F
About Domaine Benjamin Taillandier
Benjamin Taillandier, a visionary winemaker, embarked on a journey rooted in his commitment to crafting wines that embody a unique philosophy. Having completed winemaking school, Benjamin gained experience in a conventional winery before encountering natural winemaker Jean-Baptiste Senat in 2004. Influenced by Senat's innovative ideas and techniques, Benjamin was inspired to pursue winemaking aligned with a similar philosophy. In 2007, Benjamin returned to his family's hometown of Caunes-Minervois, strategically located between Carcassonne and The Montagne Noire. Here, he acquired 5.7 hectares of Grenache Noir, Syrah, Cinsault, Terret Gris, and commenced organic farming, later transitioning to biodynamics. Operating on a principle of continual growth, Benjamin expanded his estate to 9.5 hectares, meticulously tending to each vine by hand. With full Ecocert certification and the establishment of the popular wine bar, Cantine du Curé, during the summer tourist season, Benjamin has become a vital figure in the local wine scene. What sets Benjamin apart is his dedication to crafting wines that defy the conventions of the Minervois AOC. In a region often characterized by concentrated and high-alcohol wines, Benjamin focuses on producing full-flavored yet lighter, fresher, and lower-alcohol wines. His commitment to introducing the concept of Minervois "vin de soif" reflects a dedication to a vibrant, lively style that distinguishes his wines in a region known for its bold and robust offerings. Tasting Benjamin Taillandier's wines becomes an exploration of a winemaker's vision, where each sip tells a story of innovation, terroir respect, and a refreshing departure from the norm.
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