March 2022 | 6 Bottle Club
Welcome to the March 6 Bottle Club from MYSA Natural Wine!
A note from our founder:
We made it to Spring BUT, at least where I am, it's still snowing a LOT. So, this month I have a bit of light fresh spring and a bit of what you still need to put with the tasty foods you're eating in this cold weather. 2 of these are brand new to the US and you'll be the first to drink them (CRNO and Gimme). You can go classic with the Malbec and slap a steak on the grill, or bust out some pizza with the Mulatschak or Lambrusco, then you can get a bit funky while still feeling classic via P'tit Barriot that's a blanc de noir!
-Holly Berrigan - Founder, MYSA Natural Wine
- Gimme Some Skin Viognier - Greenstone Vineyards
- CRNO - BIBICh
- The Apple Doesn't Fall Far - Matías Riccitelli
- Mulatschak Roter - Meinklang
- Lambrusco - Cantina della Pioppa
- P’tit Barriot - Clot de l’Origine
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
Gimme Some Skin Viognier - Greenstone Vineyards
Yarra Valley - AustraliaDescription:
A fun wine made with Viognier grapes picked at different stages. One batch was picked early when the sugar levels were low but natural acidity was high. The other portion was picked later and was left on the skins for 48 hours. Maturation was done in old oak barrels for six months which gives the wine a great medium tannic structure! A textured palate with apricot, fig, and floral.
Pairings: Sushi, Picnic Food, Cheese Plate
Serving Instructions: 48°- 52°
About Greenstone Vineyards
"Greenstone Vineyards was established in 2003 as a 40 ha property near the town of Colbinabbin in the renowned Heathcote region of Victoria by global industry leaders David Gleave MW (Liberty Wines UK), Alberto Antonini (Poggiotondo) & renowned Australian viticulturist Mark Walpole. Collectively, they recognised the site being ideal for Shiraz and Sangiovese.
Lying just north of the Great Dividing Range, at an altitude of around 200 metres, the vineyard was planted on a ridge of old Cambrian soil that runs through the eastern side of the range. This narrow strip is unique, not only to vine growing in Victoria, but in Australia. The soils are the oldest known in the country, originating over 550 million years ago. Most soils of volcanic origin in Australia are young and highly acidic whereas these ancient Cambrian soils are near neutral in pH. The range itself is a result of a rift in the sea floor, from which molten rock arose, encapsulating limestone into the lava. The resulting soil is deep, red-coloured, mottled with lime. It is from these soils that we derived our name - Heathcote ‘Greenstone’ is a form of copper-infused basalt and is an integral part of the soil.
With a change of ownership in early 2015 to the Melbourne Jiang family, the success of Greenstone’s Heathcote wines led the team to explore opportunities and expand their repertoire. Upholding the requirement to find the best locations for each varietal the search led to the Yarra Valley and acquisition of the Sticks Winery & vineyards in Yarra Glen later in 2015. Originally established as Yarra Ridge in 1983 by Melbourne Lawyer Louis Bialkower (a close friend and colleague of Australian wine legend James Halliday who assisted in the planting of the vineyard) on 33 hectares at the base of the Christmas Hills, the vineyard quickly gained recognition as a prime site for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. Today this is the home, Cellar Door & Winery of Greenstone Vineyards. - Whanau Imports"
CRNO - BIBICh
Dalmatia - CroatiaDescription:
Hand-picked Syrah organic grown grapes from 38-year-old vines in Croatia! A smooth mouthfeel with a silky layer of soft tannin will have you reaching for more! Medium-bodied with a long finish.Tasting Notes: Black fruit, minerals, and hints of pepper.
Pairings: Mushroom Pasta, Pork Tenderloin, Kebab
Serving Instructions: 48°- 52°
"We are a small family winery located in Plastovo. - BIBICh"
The Apple Doesn't Fall Far - Matías Riccitelli
Mendoza - ArgentinaDescription:
A one-of-a-kind wine from one of Mendoza's most impressive winemaking families, Matías Riccitelli. Before bottling, it was aged in French oak for 12 months. Aromas of black countryside fruits, vanilla, and cocoa. Smooth, juicy tannins and a long finish on the palate. Tasting Notes: Ripe plum and cherry.
Pairings: Soft Cheese, Grilled Meat, BBQ
Serving Instructions: 50°- 55°
About Matías Riccitelli
"Matias Riccitelli was born in Cafayate, Salta, a little village in the north of Argentina, a place where you can actually breathe wine. He moved to mendoza with his family, where he studied winemaking, few years later Matias became as a winemaker for one of the most prestigious wineries in Argentina.
A traveler and a tireless dreamer, after taking part of countless harvests all over the wine world, where he gathered lots of anecdotes, he eventually decided to join these experiences with Jorge Riccitelli’s teachings (his father and mentor) and he established Riccitelli Wines in 2009. The winery is located in Las Compuertas (1100 meters above sea level). It is the highest area of Lujan de Cuyo, where we have 20 hectares of ungrafted old vineyards. We also work with minor growers that own their lands at the bottom of the Andes halfway between 1000 and 1700 masl such as Gualtallary, Chacayes, Altamira and La Carrera. In 2015 we started a new project. We revalued old vineyards Semillon, Merlot and Malbec from the argentinian Patagonia.
They come from vineyards that were planted by the end of the sixties and that are located in Rio Negro high valley. Our harvests are handmade, in this way we keep the integrity of each cluster of grapes. After this they are dropped into little concrete vats. What we want from our vineyards is to secure the best expression of our terroir keeping the highest purity and delicacy in winemaking and also in aging, taking care about their singularity in order to obtain vibrant wines. These great diversity of soils highly influenced by height, shows Argentinian great potential in winemaking and that is what we want to express with our wines. - Matías Riccitelli"
Mulatschak Roter - Meinklang
Burgenland - AustriaDescription:
A lively and fun red that's perfect when chilled. Ages 4 months in stainless steel sure lie. You'll experience tons of red and black fruit on the palate. Exciting notes of blackcurrant, blackberry, and raspberry!
Pairings: Soft Cheese, Schnitzel, Green Salad
Serving Instructions: 48°- 52°
Meinklang is a lively farm compromising the three typical fields of a Pannonian farmstead in East Austria south of capital town Vienna: wine-growing, fruits and agriculture. Each family-member is specialized in an aspect of farming. Unique is the estate owns Angus & Aubrac cattle herd. It`s the farms source for our own nutritious, organic fertilizer for lively soils in the vineyards and creates the closed circle in the biodynamic Demeter farming. Outstanding issues are the totally unpruned vines, called Â«graupertÂ» and the extended maturation in concrete egg-shaped containers. As well as the family initiated the first holistic Demeter brewery where we refine the ancient grain beer out of the old varieties called Einkorn and Emmer wheat. - From Zev Rovine
Lambrusco - Cantina della Pioppa
Emilia-Romagna - Italy
Originating from the culinary capital of Italy, Emilia-Romagna! This sparkling red is fizzy, dry, soft, and easy to sip. A red berry explosion combined with purple plum on the palate. From 15-year-old vines, the grapes were hand-harvested and fermented with wild yeast in stainless steel. It's silky and dry on the finish. Think Italian cuisine when pairing!
Pairings: Pizza, BBQ, Hard Cheese
Serving Instructions: 45°- 50°
About Cantina della Pioppa
Our cooperative was founded in 2012 by the merger of two historic companies
on the Modena wine scene. The Carpi Winery, which was founded in 1903 and a pioneering example of Agricoltural Cooperation, and the Sorbara Winery, the name that quintessentially identifies Lambrusco DOC.
We are a cooperative with over 1,200 grape growers.
They include historical wineries that have become avant-garde production sites in more than a century of social and technological evolution.
Quality is what we aim for on a daily basis.
The reason we welcome grapes from over 2,000 hectares of different vineyards is to select the best raw material and allocate it to our different wines.
There is a good Lambrusco for every occasion and for us, people of Emilia, toasting and celebrating is serious business.
We want to offer the world a great quality Lambrusco and Pignoletto, which are respectful of tradition but also symbols of energy and lightheartedness.
The wines of the Emilia Region reflect the character of its inhabitants: good, genuine and bubbly. - Cantina della Pioppa
P’tit Barriot - Clot de l’Origine
Languedoc-Rousillon - FranceDescription:
A Syrah vinified white that is certified to impress all your nerdy wine friends! It doesn't get any better than this! A unique and special wine that is made from 100% certified Syrah grapes grown in Southern France. Vinified in the blanc de noir style with minimal addition of sulfites. Super tasty and slightly tart!
Pairings: Roast Chicken, Seafood, Mild Cheese
Serving Instructions: 48°- 52°
About Clot de l’Origine
Since 2004, Marc Barriot has been working with superb terroir and ancient vines. His biodynamic methods, including plowing by horse and the near absence of sulfur in the wine making, reward wine lovers with excellent quality and value. His excellent wines come from diverse soils and microclimates from no fewer than five villages: Calc, Maury, Estagel, Montner and Latour de France. AOC Cotes Du Roussillon. Organic. Biodynamic. Vegan. - Nomadic Distribution
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!