January 2022 | 3 Bottle Club
Welcome to the January 3 Bottle Club from MYSA Natural Wine!
A note from our founder:
Happy New Year from all (3) of us at MYSA! Whether you just joined or have been with us for ages, we're so excited to be starting this year off with you and what a gorgeous group of wines it is to start! As we mentioned on the card, we've been working closely with Isabelle Legeron from RAW WINE lately and were introduced to her friend and importer Didier from Nomadic, where you'll see most of your wines came from this month.
Starting off the year with Meinklang is always a good idea, and I loved it being low ABV bubbles to keep the celebration going. The others are some gorgeously expressive wines we found from France that deserve some great food and special attention.
-Holly Berrigan - Founder, MYSA Natural Wine
- Sans Ordonnance - Domaine du Temps
- Hirsute Perigord Blanc - Les Equilibriste
- Foam Vulkan - Meinklang
- Sietejuntos - MicroBio (in some boxes)
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
Sans Ordonnance - Domaine du Temps
Languedoc - FranceDescription:
A Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend that spends 1-year aging in oak barrels. On the nose, strong aromatics of lively red fruit such as cherry with hints of vanilla. Medium-plus on the body with a dry finish. Hints of red fruit, earth, vanilla, and soft tannins.
Pairings: Ribs, Steak, Meatballs
Serving Instructions: 50°- 55°
About Domaine du Temps
The domaine is about 12 Ha of grappes lost in the garrigue. We are using Biodynamie and we let our animals free in the area. Our wines are naturally made, no chemicals but a lot of love. - Les Vignes du Domaine du Temps
Hirsute Perigord Blanc - Les Equilibriste
Périgord - FranceDescription:
All three varietals are hand-harvested, the Sauv Blanc spends 48 hours on its skins while the Chenin and Semillon are directly pressed. Aged on fine lees. Golden in color with fresh hints of citrus and herbs on the nose. Flavors of orange, melon, and a zesty minerality.
Pairings: Risotto, Octopus, Appetizers
Serving Temperature: 45°- 50°
About Les Equilibriste
A COLLECTIVE of passionate winegrowers in order to exchange and discuss our know-how, our experiences, to shake up our habits, to explore new avenues. In the same way that a Web 2.0 site allows users to INTERACT and COLLABORATE with each other, the Equilibrists leave a large place for a participatory culture and interactions with all the winegrowers partners. Making wine becomes a COLLABORATIVE PROCESS where the winegrowers can all meet and create. Equilibrists are a place where perspectives, opinions, thoughts and experiences are widely SHARED. - Les Equilibriste
Foam Vulkan - Meinklang
Somló - HungaryDescription:
Such a fun sparkling wine from the tiniest, most breathtaking wine region of Hungary! Quite fresh and acidic with lots of zip and zest with limes and tropical fruit!
Pairings: Tapas, Picnic Food, Seafood
Serving Instructions: 42°- 48°
Meinklang is a lively farm compromising the three typical fields of a Pannonian farmstead in East Austria south of capital town Vienna: wine-growing, fruits and agriculture. Each family-member is specialized in an aspect of farming. Unique is the estate owns Angus & Aubrac cattle herd. It`s the farms source for our own nutritious, organic fertilizer for lively soils in the vineyards and creates the closed circle in the biodynamic Demeter farming. Outstanding issues are the totally unpruned vines, called Â«graupertÂ» and the extended maturation in concrete egg-shaped containers. As well as the family initiated the first holistic Demeter brewery where we refine the ancient grain beer out of the old varieties called Einkorn and Emmer wheat. - From Zev Rovine
Castilla y Leon - Spain
Aged for 12-14 months in barrel. Velvet in color. Aromas of cherry, blackcurrant, vanilla, and blackberry. On the palate, cherry, oak, vanilla, and dark fruit. Great to sip all night long! Juicy with acidity and medium+ in body.
Pairings: Lamb, Veal, Lasagna
Serving Temperature: 55°- 58°
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.
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!