June 2021 | 6 Bottle Club
Welcome to the June 6 Bottle Club from MYSA Natural Wine!
A note from our founder:
Welcome to the June 2021 club! We have a really fun mix of wines for you this month AND an amazing exclusive collab with Swick wines for our first MYSA wine called Darla. Our little mascot Dalahäst is named Darla so our lovely orange Riesling got the name in honor of her. In addition, we have a mix of wines that I've been loving for the summer and will not disappoint at your next outdoor gathering. From fun liters to champions of grilled food, you wont go wrong with this mix. Enjoy!
- Holly Berrigan, Founder, MYSA Natural Wine
- Castellar Cava - Celler Vilafranca
- Chibu - Casa de Mauraz
- Cuvee EWC Piquette - Wild Arc
- Rosé - A Tribute to Grace
- Hollötrio - Bauer
- Darla - Swick Wines
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
Catalunya - SpainDescription:
Fine n bubbly! From one of the largest vineyard owners in the region of Penedés. Aged for 12 months on the lees. Aromas of green apple and citrus. On the palate, fresh with citruses such as lime and a hint of sweetness.
Pairings: Tapas, Appetizers, Seafood
Serving Instructions: 42°- 48°
About Celler Vilafranca
"Celler Vilafranca is owned by 100 associated grape growers. Consisting of 2053 acres of vineyards, comprising 3% of the entire Penedès DO.
Location: Zone 5, northeast Spain, a few miles south of Barcelona in the Alt Penedès sub-region of the Penedes DO. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, at 577ft. the vineyards and the winery are located in the town of Vilafranca del Penedès. Where vines, which existed prior to the 4th century BC, were introduced by the Ancient Greeks.
Climate: The average temperature between April and October is 66'F higher than the standard in Zone 5, and with rainfall amounts of 24 inches annually. The higher temperatures induce greater amounts of sugar, while the altitude and rainfall, give greater acid levels, balancing each other, while improving the freshness and the aromas of the wines.
Soil:The topsoil is limestone and sand. The sand provides good drainage into the deeper water-retaining clay subsoil layers, nourishing the vine when necessary. The vines root systems are able to penetrate up to 30 feet through the deep soil in search of water, particularly in times of drought. These soils are relatively poor in organic matter, giving to lower yields per vine, resulting in greater skin to juice ratio per berry. This results in greater intensity and concentration of flavors.
What makes Casteller wines unique? Celler Vilafranca owns 3% of the vine lands within the Penedès DO, resulting in superior quality grapes wine at an amazing price point. Casteller Wines are superb values. Celler Vilafranca's large estate holdings is to a great advantage, allowing them to select the finest grapes from their 2000 plus acres of vines, producing consistent quality wines year after year. - Cream Wines"
Dão - PortugalDescription:
Made from 20 different indigenous Dão varieties, 20% white and 80% red. A medium finish with notes of berries. This wine is extra special, the producers even added dried chestnut blossoms to the crushed grapes!
Pairings: Beef, Lamb, Cheese Plate
Serving Temperature: 50°- 55°
About Casa de Mauraz
"Mouraz, situated in the heart of Dão region, is António’s birth place, where his family have farmed vineyards in a holistic and ecological way for many generations. This is also a place where the landscape and terroir is shaped by its people and geography, old and new vineyards coexisting with the pine, oak, chestnut and cork trees in a wild forest. This diversity is reveals itself in the personality and complexity of the CASA de MOURAZ wines, and reflects our own love of the place.
Our farm is spread over several parcels with different soils (granite and clay) and altitudes ranging from 140 to 400 meters. Our most important indigenous grape varieties are Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro, Jaen, Baga and Água-Santa for the red wines and Malvasia-Fina, Bical, Cerceal, Encruzado and Alvarinho for the whites. - Casa de Mauraz"
New York - USA
Wild Arc has arguably put Piquette on the map in the last couple of years. Made from the leftover pulp of crushed grapes that are re-fermented in bottle. This Piquette is fun, juicy, and eccentric. On the nose, herbaceous, a berry bonanza, and some tarragon. Funky and deep with notes of non sweet gusher, more berries, and floral. A great finish. The perfect wine for warmer days! Pair with grilled food on a warm beach or when chilling in your garden!
Pairings: Heavier Fish, Picnic Food, Seafood
Serving Instructions: 45°- 50°
About Wild Arc
Todd and Crystal left Brooklyn in the Summer of 2016 after a combined 30 years in the city to try their hand at building sustainable food systems in the Hudson Valley.
Both had very limited experience in agriculture, mostly relegated to growing tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and hops on fire escapes (when the neighborhood squirrels didn't kill everything out of spite.) Being lifetime New Yorkers, they wanted to show that interesting and dynamic wines could be grown in the Hudson Valley in the context of a small, Biodynamic, permaculture-focused farm. - Wild Arc
California - USADescription:
A lovely, crisp rosé that's perfect for sipping in sunny weather. Dry, with balanced acidity. Notes of red currant, floral, strawberry, and watermelon jolly ranchers.
Pairings: Shellfish, Appetizers, Spicy Food
Serving Instructions: 45°-50°
About A Tribute to Grace
"A Tribute To Grace Wine Company is dedicated to crafting authentic expressions of Grenache. All wines are single-vineyard sourced to maintain authenticity, and remain 100% Grenache.
I am a New Zealand born winemaker who moved to California in 2006 with the dream of making Grenache. In the land from which I stem, the climate is too cool to ripen this sun-loving beauty. And so began my search: northern Spain, southern France, southern Australia, California…
Abundant sunshine and entrepreneurial spirit led me to the latter, and in 2007 I sourced my first Grenache fruit from the Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard. Nestled high above the Pacific Ocean and 33 miles inland, this high-desert vineyard provided the perfect balance of heat and light I sought.
I chose to name my label after two of my favourite things: my Grandmother Grace, and my most beloved attribute. My winemaking intention is to capture this spirit, and stay as close to nature as humanly possible. The trio is completed by the grape itself, which to me encapsulates grace.
- A Tribute to Grace"
Weinland - AustriaDescription:
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°
"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"
Oregon - USADescription:
Our exclusive Darla orange Riesling is a special collaboration with Swick Wines! Pure Riesling grown in Washington in the Columbia Valley at 1,600 feet elevation. 30 days spent on the skins followed by foot worked ferments and ageing in neutral French oak barrels for six months. Darla is the name of our Swedish dalahäst logo and she is honored to have a namesake as delicious as this one! On the nose, sweet and strong citrus notes such as lemon lime curd along with floral notes. On the palate, perfect grip and a perfect amount of acidity. Crisp and lean! Try with non spicy Asian Cuisine, nachos, or even chicken wings!
Pairings: Appetizers, Picnic Food, Grilled Chicken
Serving Instructions: 48°- 52°
About Swick Wines
Joe Swick is a 5th generation Oregonian winemaker who captures the true taste of the Pacific Northwest through his wines. Joe sources his grapes from organic, biodynamic and sustainable vineyards in Oregon and Washington. After years of traveling and harvesting in various pockets of the world, such as Piedmont, Portugal, and Tasmania, Joe returned to Oregon to start his very own label in 2013. He embraces the minimal approach when making his wines such as using native yeasts, aging in old barrels and adding minimal sulphur during bottling—only when absolutely necessary. While Joe started out with a focus on making Oregon Pinot Noir, he now has explored many other grape varietals and experiments with different techniques during élevage. - Swick Wines
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!