July 2021 | 3 Bottle Club

Welcome to the July 3 Bottle Club from MYSA Natural Wine! 

A note from our founder:

Welcome to the July 3 bottle club! This month we're going to Texas, and Greece! We have a fun mix of fresh wines perfect for summer from cheese boards to your next barbecue or by the pool!

- Holly, founder MYSA Natural Wine

  1. Formica Rossa - Colleformica
  2. Don't Forget to Soar - Southold Farm + Cellar
  3. Pleiades - Papras Bio Wine
  4. Wine Evaluation Sheet
  5. Forgotten Dreams - Southold Farm + Cellar (some new members)

Formica Rossa - Colleformica

Lazio - Italy

Description:

A taste of Italy with 100% Sangiovese hand-picked grapes. 8 days spent on the skins followed by ageing in fiberglass. Garnet in color with aromas of red fruit, blueberry, and wildflowers. On the palate, blueberry, red currant, blackberry, hints of earth, and bright cherry are met with a fresh acidity! A juicy and fresh red! Did you know Formica Rossa translates to Red Ant in English? 

Pairings: Pizza, Pasta, Blue Cheese

Serving Temperature: 50°- 55°

About Colleformica

In our quest to discover more of the “real wine” of Lazio, we proudly introduce you to the wines of Colleformica and the father and son winemaking duo of Sergio and Paulo Bombetti.

Located roughly 40km south-east of Rome, and just over the other side of the Castelli Romani from Frascati, the family have owned and cultivated just 3 hectares of land for more than 100 years. Just 2 hectares are taken up with vineyards, with the remainder being a combination of olive groves, fruit trees, and a vegetable garden to provide for family consumption.

The vines here are upwards of forty years old, and consist of traditional varieties to the area - Sangiovese, Malvasia, and Trebbiano. They farm entirely naturally, and grapes are always hand-harvested. In the cellar, the process consists of manual pressing, native yeast fermentations without temperature control, 4 to 5 punchdowns a day, then aging only in fiberglass tanks (no oak). Rackings and bottling are done in accordance with the lunar calendar.

We invite you to explore these very limited wines from this very special family, who provide another link in the chain of courageous producers we represent, holding the torch high for an underrated and incredible region. - SelectioNaturel

Don't Forget to Soar - Southold Farm + Cellar

Texas - USA

Description:

Each grape was picked and fermented separately in concrete eggs. Don't overcomplicate things when sipping this porch pounder. Fresh summer fruits such as green apples, honeysuckle, and melon! Serve very chilled and pair it with your closest friends!

Pairings: Roasted White Meats, Cheese Plate, Barbecue

Serving Instructions: 45°-50° 

About Southold Farm + Cellar

Southold Farm + Cellar is a winery and vineyard that started on the North Fork of Long Island by Regan and Carey Meador, sold, moved and that now exists in Gillespie County, Texas.

We are and always will be a winery whose sole mission is to make wines that speak of place and time, that thrill and delight our friends, family and ourselves. In order to do so, our winemaking decisions are dictated by what has happened during that season, not stylistic emulation of other regions or forced consistency.

We believe in farming first and non-interventionist cellar methods.

All of this means you should expect our wines to vary year to year, like individual children with their personalities, we hope our work tells the story of Texas and that vintage through each variety in each parcel. - Southold Farm + Cellar

Pleiades - Papras Bio Wines

Tyrnavos - Greece 

Description:
Certified organic and certified tasty! 21 days spent on the skins in stainless steel. Touch of funk with notes of honey, minerals, and salt. Bronze in color, and slightly sour with a hint of tannins.

Pairings: Fish, Poultry, Soft Cheese

Serving Temperature: 48°- 52° 

About Papras Bio Wines

Papras Bio Wines  is operated by the Papras family. Stergios Papras, the family’s oenologist, has been a pioneer of organic viticulture in Greece. The family’s vineyards have been certified organic since 1990, one of the first to receive organic certification in Greece.

The focus is on sparkling wines and the local “Black Muscat of Tyrnavos“. The terroir and the breeze from the nearby mount Olympus, make Tyrnavos ideal for sparkling and aromatic wines.- Eklektikon

 

Forgotten Dreams - Southold Farm + Cellar

Some of the new members will be receiving this wine instead of the Don't forget to Soar, as we ran out with new sign-ups, but do not fear, this is another great selection from Southold that we have in our Red and 12 club as well!

Texas - USA 

Description:

This wine is a relative to Rosé, or in Italian, Rosato! Crazy gluggable on a hot sunny day (or any day really!). Yet very deep and complex. Fermentation was done in stainless steel followed by being pressed and racked to neutral French Oak Barrels for 5 months before bottling. Juicy with strawberry and rhubarb! Serve with a chill! 

Pairings: Pizza, Pasta, Blue Cheese

Serving Temperature: 48°-52° 

About Southold Farm + Cellar

Southold Farm + Cellar is a winery and vineyard that started on the North Fork of Long Island by Regan and Carey Meador, sold, moved and that now exists in Gillespie County, Texas.

We are and always will be a winery whose sole mission is to make wines that speak of place and time, that thrill and delight our friends, family and ourselves. In order to do so, our winemaking decisions are dictated by what has happened during that season, not stylistic emulation of other regions or forced consistency.

We believe in farming first and non-interventionist cellar methods.

All of this means you should expect our wines to vary year to year, like individual children with their personalities, we hope our work tells the story of Texas and that vintage through each variety in each parcel. - Southold Farm + Cellar

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!