Welcome to the February 6 Bottle Club from MYSA Natural Wine!
A note from our founder:
This month we have a LOT of heavy hitters, so great job being in the club :) First we have a delicious red from one of our favorite Oregon winemakers, Limited Addition. Then we have 2 big names in Italian and Spanish wine that are typically out of reach for the club that I was able to secure just enough to get into this club! If you loved these you can check out the others (while supplies last) as we have a whole group of Do.te and Microbio wines this month! Rounding it out we have a beautiful take on Merlot and a rosé that will make you stoked for warmer weather (but we believe in rosé all the time!)
-Holly, Founder - MYSA Natural Wine
- Red Blend - Limited Addition
- La Lasca Murcia Red - Viña Enebro
- Merlo - Dan Marioni
- Moon - Do.t.e
- Isse Vino de la Tierra Castilla y León Verdejo - Microbio
- Brain de Folie Rosé - Mortier
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
Red Blend - Limited Addition
Eola-Amity Hills - USA
A deep cherry red natural wine made from a blend of red grapes with one being an interesting clone of the Bastardo variety. This clone of Trousseau has a berry fruit-forward flavor, earthy notes, and a mossy minerality.
Pairings: Roasted turkey, Smoked Sausages, Morbier Cheese
Serving Temperature: 55°- 60°
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
La Lasca Murcia Red - Viña Enebro
Murcia - Spain
A full-bodied natural red wine that is dark berry fruit forward, with bright acidity, bold tannins, and a long finish!
Pairings: Chorizo Pork Burgers with Manchego, Roasted Cornish Hen, Sausage & Manchego Stuffed Mushrooms
Serving Temperature: 60°- 68°
About Viña Enebro
Viña Enebro as we know it today began producing wine organically in 2004, with the focus being to make different and unique wines in a region that had turned more industrial in the late 1990s. As some time went on being organic simply wasn't enough and the transition to natural-only started in 2008. The focus was first with young and aged red wines, then rosé, white, sparkling, reservas, and endless elaborations, but the most important thing was to respect the land and the grape without sulfur, without clarifiers, without acidifiers, without selected yeasts, etc. The goal was clear, just grapes and nothing more, which is true now to this day. - Selections de la Viña
Merlo - Dan Marioni
California - USA
A zero-zero natural red wine with dark stone fruit flavors, bright acidity, and bold tannins, with a slight spicy grip!
Pairings: Roasted Vegetables with Fresh Herbs, Beef Bourguignon, Roast Duck With Blueberry Sauce
Serving Instructions: 60°- 68°
About Dan Marioni
"Natural wine, to us, means more in the vineyard and less in the cellar. The work we put into farming intentionally allows us to take a hands-off approach to winemaking, adding nothing & taking nothing away leading to a pure representation of place in every bottle." - Dan Marioni
Moon - Do.t.e
Tuscany - Italy
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A bright amber natural orange wine with tropical fruit flavors, floral notes, bright acidity a citrus finish
Pairings: Creamy Garlic Shrimp, Pad Thai, Indian Chicken Curry
Serving Instructions: 54°- 57°
"Do.t.e. (down to earth) is an experimental entity that seeks alternative answers in the management of contemporary viticulture. It’s taking one step back in order to go two steps forward. A return to agricultural origins that clearly defines the present and realistically imagines the future. It’s the desire to stand out with wines that spontaneously expresses their reason for being —beyond statutes and production regulations— based on the foundational principles of the entire project: health, ethics, everyday life... Today we produce small quantities of different wines, thanks to a better experience and evolving taste, all handmade and bottled with the same designation —Vino*— the least noble but the only one favorable to the creative process." - Filippo & Francesca
Isse Vino de la Tierra Castilla y León Verdejo - MicroBio
Castilla y León - Spain
A crisp natural white wine that is stone-fruit forward, herbaceous, has fresh acidity, and a citrusy taste!
Pairings: Spaghetti With Black Pepper & Pecorino Romano, Spicy Seafood Salad, Cheesy Vegetable Bake
Serving Instructions: 49°- 55°
Welcome to the República Independiente del Verdejo under President Ismael Gozalo. Many know him for his work at Ossian, one of the more respectable houses in Rueda, where he was the winegrower and maker since founding it in 2004. Ismael’s family owns some of the oldest (between 100-200 years old) ungrafted pre-phylloxera vines, most of which in the town of Nieva, province of Segovia between 800-900 meters of altitud. Characterized by it’s sandy soils, these head trained vines have never seen any chemicals over the different generations that have cared for them. Though outside of the D.O. for never budging to the region’s modern and manipulative techniques, to this day Ossian remains one of the few organic producers in Rueda. Today, under the Pago de Carraovejas umbrella, Ossian continues to make some of the more interesting wines of the region but Ismael took his talent elsewhere, bringing his family’s most prized vineyards with him.
Brain de Folie Rosé - Mortier
Loire - France
A crisp and dry bright salmon pink natural rosé with red berry fruit flavors, bright acidity, with a round and mineral finish!
Pairings: Crispy Sticky Teriyaki Tofu, Quinoa Salad with Feta, Chicken Niçoise Salad
Serving Instructions: 44°- 55°
Call it driven by passion: Cyril and Fabien, the two brothers at the helm of Domaine du Mortier, aren’t originally from a winemaking family. But, when their parents bought a house with a small vineyard back in 1989, the then-teenagers fell in love with viticulture. So much so that they started a proper domain seven years later, naming it after a hamlet where the winery and vineyards are located, just west of the town of Bourgueil. - Jenny & Francois