February 2021 | 3 Bottle Club
Welcome to the February Club from MYSA Natural Wine!
A note from our founder:
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- Holly Berrigan, Founder, MYSA Natural Wine
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- Limite Acque Sicure - Controvento
- Beaujolais - Cambon
- Vino Naranja - Cacique Maravilla
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
Limite Acque Sicure - Controvento
Abruzzo - Italy
A zero/zero red blend that's light in body, funky, and bright. Unique flavors of thyme, tart cherry, cherry cola, and nuts. Best to be enjoyed chilled.
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Pairings: Pasta, Chicken, Cured Meat
Serving Temperature: 48°-52°
“This wine is produced thanks to the land rich in stones and its exposure, to the sun, to the sea breeze, and to the meticulous work of man.” — Vincezo Di Meo
Meaning “upwind” in Italian, Controvento is a 5 hectare vineyard in the Rocca San Giovanni region of Abruzzo just kilometers off the Adriatic Sea. Enzo’s farm, situated partially in a valley with the backdrop of the beautiful Adriatic in the distance, is a completely biological organically-run vineyard. Vines growing seven varietals all on calcareous soil are cooled by the salty sea breeze. The vines are fertilized with only winter green manure and are primed under falling moon. Zero chemicals of any kind are ever used.
Enzo’s philosophy of wine making is strict, allowing the grape to flourish in each and every bottle. Enzo once said that he wanted to make wines like his grandfather did, in the purest possible form. Enzo never fines, clarifies, filters, or uses and So2 and always allows for spontaneous fermentation. - Minum Selections
Beaujolais - Cambon
Beaujolais - France
Get ready for a fruit bomb! The aromatics are vibrant with strawberry, earth, and red cherry. Each sip you'll get juicy red fruit, fresh floral, smooth tannins ending with a refreshing finish.
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Pairings: Seafood, Charcuterie, Vegetarian Dishes
Serving Temperature: 48°-52°
What began as a project of three friends: the late Marcel Lapierre, Jean-Claude Chanudet (With his wife Geneviève) and Joseph Chamonard remains now in the hands of Jean-Claude Chanudet and his wife Geneviève (the daughter of Joseph Chamonard).
The trio purchased this 13 hectare parcel upon realizing that, despite being designated outside the grand cru status, it held prestige beyond title. Planted originally in 1914 in 3 parcels, it is complimented by a mixed soil composition of clayey granite and calcareous-sand. They expanded the plantings to make use of the subtle variations below, and combined the wines to create a harmonious (and amazing) definition of the entire plot. The ‘réserve’ bottling is from the oldest vines, called ‘Le Cambon.’ Following the biodynamic-organic practices they began so long ago, they tend their vines without chemicals or inorganic fertilizers.
Only natural yeasts are used in the cellar, and time is effectively given to the resting wines in the 200 year old foudre casks. Knowing a prized piece in any auction or display takes an artistic and weary eye; perhaps six eyes this time were better than one. No matter, the traditional wines of this overlooked set of vines, caught between Morgon and Brouilly is best tended under the watchful gaze of their rightful owners. - Savio Soares Selections
Vino Naranja - Cacique Maravilla
Bio-Bio - Chile
Spending 2 months on skins, it is slightly bitter yet floral and smokey and usually a little juicy as well. It's also old vines in volcanic soil which add lovely complexity. For being a deeper orange, it's surprisingly light on the palate!
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Pairings: Asian Food, Picnic Food, Spicy Food
Serving Temperature: 45°-50° As a lighter orange, definitely chill it but see how it evolves as it gets warmer!
About Cacique Maravilla
Manuel Moraga Gutierrez is the owner and winemaker of Cacique Maravilla, a winery focused on traditional and non-interventionist Chilean wines in Yumbel in the Bio-Bio Valley of Chile’s Southern Regions.
Manuel is the seventh generation of the Gutierrez family to call Yumbel home, and at least the fourth generation to tend vines. His great, great, great, great, great grandfather, Francisco Gutierrez Gutierrez, arrived in Chile in 1750 from the Canary Islands in search of gold and eventually amassed enough treasure to acquire land in Yumbel, some of which has remained in the family and is still owned by Manuel Moraga today.
Francisco Gutierrez earned the respect of the local indigenous Mapuche people and was given the nickname ‘Cacique Maravilla’ (roughly translating to ‘Magnificent Chief’).
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!