January 2023 | Orange Club
Welcome to the January Orange Club from MYSA Natural Wine!
A note from our founder:
Happy New Year friends! We hope your 2023 is off to a great start and we're here to make it EVEN BETTER with a mix of classic and a little out of the box wines for January. From a liter of delicious Austrian Ramato, to a new wine from Wonderwerk and two very special Spanish oranges, you'll have something for every occasion!
-Holly, Founder - MYSA Natural Wine
- Free Your Body - Wonderwerk
- El Ardachero - Bodegas Y Vinedos Pigar
- Les Casildes Valencia White - Celler Les Foes
- Zini - Ziniel
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
Free Your Body - Wonderwerk
Santa Barbara County - United States
A skin-contact natural orange wine that is stone-fruit forward, with floral and herbaceous notes, hints of spice, and light acidity!
Pairings: Creamy Garlic Chicken, Grilled White Fish with Avocado Relish, Broiled Grouper Parmesan
Serving Instructions: 50°- 54°
Wonderwerk stands out also for their colorful, eye-catching labels: “We wouldn’t be anywhere without our friends Anton Goddard and Lana Shahmoradian who design all of our branding and label artwork, as well as the slew of other friends who lend their creative energy to making some of our more absurd and visual ideas come true,” Issamu acknowledges. “It’s true that you “drink with your eyes first” and so we’ve always wanted to create wines that jump out at you, grab your attention and make you go “what is this all about…?” Well, New York, thanks to this hot addition in the Jenny & Francois book, you can now wonder about Wonderwerk’s work as well! - Jenny and Francois
El Ardachero - Bodegas Y Vinedos Pigar
Utiel-Requena - Spain
Vivanterre is delivering the goods once again! Super tasty pet-nat made from a blend of Gamay, Syrah, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and Sylvaner. Bright juicy fruit met with herb notes and apple notes.
Pairings: Brunch, Sushi, Roasted Chicken Food
Serving Instructions: 50°- 54°
About Bodegas Y Vinedos Pigar
"Juan's family owns vineyards in and around Requena but after meeting Mariano and tasting the magic the couple found their path as winemakers. You're probably asking yourselves why they have so much Chardonnay and the answer is quite simple. Utiel-Requena is an authorized Cava region and for this reason their family planted so much Chardonnay. That said, they are also working with/recovering some of the region's indigenous grape varieties like Tardana, Tortusi, Royal, and of course, Bobal. They practices organic viticulture and their winemaking is as radical as Mariano's. Pure fermented grape juice, nothing else." - Selections de la Vina
Les Casildes Valencia White - Celler Les Foes
Castelló - Spain
A light-golden natural orange wine with tropical fruit flavors, light tannins, bright acidity with a nutty and almost beer-like finish!
Pairings: Fried Puntillitas with Squid Ink Aioli, Gazpacho, Thai Green Mango Salad
Serving Temperature: 50°- 54°
About Celler Les Foes
"He (Roger) works with old vines of Monastrell and Macabeu but most of his production comes from about 3 hectares of vines he planted in 2009 making 2014 his first vintage. The soils in the region are composed mostly of clay loam and in certain areas there’s a calcareous rock layer called tapaz giving all of his wines chalky texture and minerality. All of his vineyards are farmed organically and treated with biodynamic preparations following the lunar calendar." - Selections de la Vina
Zini - Ziniel
Burgenland - Austria
A deeper ramato/rosé wine from a beautiful blend of grapes in a liter bottle makes this a great price performer! Easy drinking and perfect for sharing.
Pairings: Pork, Rich Fish, Pork Dumplings
Serving Temperature: 48°- 53°
If you put down a ball with us, it will stay where it is. That's because we're at the lowest point in Austria, so nothing moves without a nudge. We too are completely at peace here and in the middle of the universe .This is due to the innate fascination for the far-flung landscape with 360 degrees of all-round visibility and 180 degrees of sky. In that sense, we're more Buddhists than Rolling Stones. Free spirits, not city frocks. This also characterizes our wines, which tell of it in their very own way. Depending on origin and gradation, very simple and down-to-earth , straightforward and typical or stubborn, unmistakable and free . - Ziniel
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!