January 2022 | Orange Club
Welcome to the January Orange 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.
All of the wines are exciting this month, but I want to put a special highlight on the Constantina and Freitag, as those were both highly allocated and I was able to sneak just enough to get it in this club! Constantina is a bit of a legend in natural winemaking, so if you haven't heard of her definitely check out her story below!
-Holly Berrigan - Founder, MYSA Natural Wine
- Naked Friday Pet Nat - Weingut Freitag
- Hirsute Perigord Blanc - Les Equilibriste
- Fiano - Petracavallo
- Octopus - Constantina Sotelo
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
Naked Friday Pet Nat - Weingut Freitag
Pfalz - GermanyDescription:
Unfined, unfiltered, and natural as it comes. This Müller Thurgau, Morio Muskat, and Kerner blend from Germany is from vintages of both 2019 and 2018. Very fresh and perfect for casual drinking! Crisp with stone fruit flavors!
Pairings: Pork Dumplings, Fish, Appetizers
Serving Instructions: 42°- 48°
About Weingut Freitag
"Whether for the beginning of spring on the balcony, for long summer nights on the beach, with the first glow of candles in autumn or to warm up in winter in front of the fireplace, for the long-awaited reunion, for switching off from everyday life, for the risk of a new beginning, in good old tradition, for good or bad times, alone, as a couple or with friends - for all these moments we want to be the right companion with our wines so that every moment is unforgettable.
Whether a casual base wine or a complex premium wine - youthful dynamism, combined with an awareness of tradition, promotes our endeavor to harvest only the best quality.
We want to be different, swim against the current and still keep tradition. We want to show the flag for our origins! - Weingut Freitag"
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
Fiano - Petracavallo
Puglia - Italy
Crafted from the Minutolo (Fiano) grape, a white varietal that was close to extinction due to its low productivity. Since 2000, with the help of producers and winemakers, this varietal has been recovered. You don't want to miss out on trying this unique white. Full of bright acidity with exciting minerality. An explosion of fruit and freshness with florals and herbs.
Pairings: White Meat, Pasta, Oily Fish
Serving Instructions: 45°- 50°
"Enthusiasm and experience. It all started as a joke, almost a bet between Vito and his father.
Vito is a young winemaker in love with the vineyard, the land and the desire to produce a wine as artisanal as possible, like the one his grandfather had him taste as a child. Then there’s his father, Peppino, a winemaker with years of experience behind him.
To them producing a natural and handcrafted wine means this: to produce a wine that is the expression of the terroir in which it develops, treating the earth and the vineyard with the utmost respect, following the grape in the various stages of its transformation from a raw material to a drink bottled and ready to be consumed, with its own story to savor and enjoy.
Petracavallo’s wines are made from grapes grown in vineyards with ancient methods, not treated with pesticides, hand harvested, using spontaneous fermentation, no filtering, no fining, and no enzymes with only a small amount of sulfur added at bottling. - Minum Selections"
Octopus - Constantina Sotelo
Rias Baixas - SpainDescription:
The perfect wine that fits every and any occasion. Sharp with youth, acidity, and aromatics. The grapes are hand-harvested and pressed into amphorae and are aged on the fine lees for 10 months. Minerality on the palate alongside crisp stone fruit notes.
Pairings: Cured Meats, Salad, Pizza
Serving Temperature: 48°- 52°
About Constantina Sotelo
"Constantina Sotelo is a small winegrower from the Rias Baixas who makes unique albariños in a family micro winery that is located in a village in the Salnés Valley, specifically in Castrelo (Cambados), a place known as the birthplace of Albariño.
We started this project in 1999 driven by the support of the whole family and headed by Constantina Sotelo, a project that has not been exempt from setbacks, concerns ... but with the conviction of creating something unique and unconventional, where we return the prominence that our vineyards deserve, reflecting in each glass respect for our terroir, where honesty and minimal intervention reign.- Constantina Sotelo"
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!