July 2021 | Orange Club

Welcome to the July Orange Club from MYSA Natural Wine!

 

A note from our founder:

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


- Holly Berrigan, Founder, MYSA Natural Wine

  1. Apera - Southold Farm + Cellar
  2. Formica Gialla - Colleformica
  3. Hollötrio - Bauer
  4. Pleiades - Papras Bio Wines
  5. Wine Evaluation Sheet
  6. GULP Orange - Bodegas Parra Jimenez (some new members)

Apera - Southold Farm + Cellar

Texas - USA

Description: 

Fruit forward and funky yet clean and crisp. This skin contact wine is reminiscent of beer and great for adventurous drinkers! On the palate, skins of nectarines met with rhubarb, almonds, smoke, and a touch of sea salt. 

Pairings: Tapas, Picnic Food, Seafood

Serving Instructions: 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

Formica Gialla - Colleformica

Lazio - Italy

Description: 

Made from handpicked Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes. Spent 7 days on the skins and refinement in fiberglass until it was time for bottling. No additional sulfur was added! Medium in acidity and medium in body with a great touch of tannins. Notes of fresh pear, crisp apple, and citrus! 

Pairings: Pizza, Tacos, Grilled Chicken

Serving Temperature: 48°- 52° 

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

Hollötrio - Bauer

Weinland - Austria 

Description:

A tropical, bright orange wine that's the perfect entry into a skin-contact wine! 80% of the wine spends 5 hours on the skins while the other 20% is fermented, crushed, and kept on skins in stainless steel for 30 days. 

Pairings: Wiener Schnitzel, Grilled Chicken, Seafood

Serving Temperature: 45°- 50° 

About Bauer 

"Located in the Grossriedenthal area of the Wagram region, Josef Bauer, alongside his wife Eva Maria, comprise the extraordinary winemakers of Weingut Familie Bauer. The Bauers believe in creating wines of the best quality by being conscientious of the environment by employing green covering of existing flora that cultivates the natural diversity of landscape and hence reflects the terroir found in their wines.


In their modern cellar they craft crisp, clean wines from their 17 hectares of vines, including Grüner Veltliner and Roter Veltliner, the stars of this vineyard, as well as Spätburgunder, Zweigelt, Merlot, Blauburger and Riesling, among others. - Savio Soares Selections"

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

GULP Orange - Bodegas Parra Jimenez

Some of you new members may have received GULP, as we ran out of the Hollotrio this month so you get this delightful liter bottle that the club members LOVED from May!

La Mancha - Spain 


Description: 

Our first ever liter bottle of orange wine in a club! It really is the perfect fit for this type of season. Half Verdejo, half Sauvignon Blanc which is super traditional for this region. But it's not as traditional to have it with skin contact! Spent time on the skins for 5-7 days in 200L clay vessels and 4,000L used French oak vats with daily pump-overs. On the nose, grapefruit, citrus notes, it also has a little bit of herbaceousness to it. Refreshing and vibrant. The Sauvignon Blanc plays like first fiddle on the nose, the Verdejo really comes out more on the palate. The mouth feel is round and it has a great amount of texture. This wine definitely has a great tannic structure. You can really feel it coating your entire mouth and the finish is long. Notes of lychee, orange, floral, stone fruit, and peach. Extremely gulpable! Pairing wise, pork chops is the first thing that comes to mind, cheese, or even a board with hummus and tzatziki.

Pairings: Fish Tacos, Grilled Shrimp, Tapas

Serving Temperature: 48°- 52°

About Bodegas Parra Jimenez

We make wines with love, using our local traditions wedded to the latest technology. Our wines express the purity and beauty of our country. They are 100 percent honest. Made in Central Spain by a family with a deep history in viticulture, our wines are easy to drink yet filled with complex flavors. In a variety of styles, we bring them to you from the largest NOP-certified Organic vineyard in Europe. - Francisco Parra

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!