March 2023 | 6 Bottle Club
Welcome to the March 6 Bottle Club from MYSA Natural Wine!
A note from our founder:
Spring is around the corner! (Unless you live in Western Mass like us and lost power in the snow storm, in which case we're still skiing lol!) We have a mix that feels like spring with lighter reds and food friendly whites, then we have some aged orange and reds that will make you go WOW! People say all the time you can't age natural wine and this wine is proof that that is some BS! I hope you enjoy!!
-Holly, Founder - MYSA Natural Wine
- 'Vina Lomas de Llahuen' Pipeño - Gustavo Riffo
- Kapo Rosso - Viteadovest
- El Pépé - Domaine des Quatre Pierres
- Tintorela VDF White - Domaine Ribiera
- Prasino Listan Huelva White- Bodegas Garay
- Salt - Old Westminster
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
'Vina Lomas de Llahuen' Pipeño - Gustavo Riffo
Itata - Chile
A natural red wine made from 100% Pais from Itata, berry fruit-forward, notes of citrus, medium acidity, and a smoky finish.
Pairings: Barbeque Chicken Pizza, Smoked Burger, Tomato Red Lentil Stew
Serving Temperature: 55°- 60°F
About Gustavo Riffo
"Lomas de Llahuen is the name for wines made with the fruit from old vines in Portazuelo that have been in Gustavo Riffo’s family for many years. Gustavo has been making wines with his family’s grapes for more than 10 years, but this is a separate project from his personal wines bottled under his name, although the emphasis on minimal intervention, organic farming, and biodynamic approaches in the vines is the same." - Jose Pastor Selections
Kapo Rosso - Viteadovest
Sicily - Italy
A well-structured Italian red wine made from Nero d'Avola and Nerello Mascalese from the Sicily region. This natural wine is red berry-fruit forward with hints of spice, notes of dried herbs, lots of tannins, bright acidity, and a dry finish.
Pairings: Pan Seared Swordfish Steaks with Olives & Capers, Italian Meatloaf, Sausage Lasagna
Serving Temperature: 55°- 60°F
We have always been farmers who sold their wine to small shops or to the wine factories of Marsala, we have gradually transformed into grape producers, breaking that link that is the unavoidable vineyard / winery, the only way to obtain products of the highest quality. From 2013 the decision to resume the interrupted journey and in the light of the experiences made by me and my father, as enotecologists in time and on the territory, we have returned to producing wine.” Zev Rovine
El Pépé - Domaine des Quatre Pierres
Languedoc - France
A silky smooth natural red wine from Languedoc, France made from 100% Carignan, full of berry fruit flavors and aromas, light acidity, and a smoky finish!
Pairings: Smoked Turkey Leg, Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin, Smoked Gouda & Prosciutto Panini Sandwich
Serving Instructions: 55°- 60°F
About Domaine des Quatre Pierres
"The domain is located in Aragon, Cabardès, north-west of the medieval city of Carcassonne, on the first slopes of the Massif Central mountains, where Southern and Atlantic winds cross paths. It is split between two different terroirs: clay and limestone on ancient ocean bottom, called « alvéoline clay », and for the El Pépé cuvée, hard clay from Ventenac. These two terroirs are at an altitude of 300 meters, in the middle old wild méditerranean nature. The vineyards are farmed organically, with a special attention to copper. Manual harvest is done in small crates and the grapes are fermented and aged in the most “natural” way." - Zev Rovine
Tintorela VDF White - Domaine Ribiera
Languedoc-Roussillon - France
A Languedoc-Roussillon natural white wine made from blended Grenache Blanc and Malvoisie. This stone fruit-forward natural wine from France has floral and herb notes, hints of spice, and subtle minerality.
Pairings: Mussels in lemon Garlic-Butter Sauce, Herb & Parmesan Crusted Fish, Summer Fruit Salad
Serving Instructions: 43°- 50°F
About Domaine Ribiera
Regis Pichon works 7.5 hecatares of vines on sloping shiste hills surrounding the small village of Aspiran in the Languedoc. He grows a range of grapes from Cinsault, Syrah and Grenache to Terette, Roussanne and Clairette . Before making wine, Regis worked as a sommelier in one of the world’s great cellars at La Tour d’Argent in Paris and at the equally renowned wine shop Hediard, where he met his wife Catherine. In 2005, Regis decided to move his family from the city to a tiny village and begin making wine. It wasn’t his background in the classics of Bordeaux or Burgundy that inspired him, but rather a bottle of Pierre Overnoy from Arbois in the Jura that opened his eyes to natural wine beauty.The wine was cleaner than he had thought a wine without sulphur wine could be and so much easier to drink than the extracted, conventional wines that he worked with daily as a sommelier. He knew that making wine rather than pouring it was his true path. Today Regis leases a small winery and shares space with David Caer, from Clos Mathélisse. They have their sights set, however, on co-owing a larger winery in the future. Regis ferments with naturally occurring yeasts and only adds small amounts of sulphur at bottling to his roughly 22,000 bottles a year. -Zev Rovine
Prasino Listan Huelva White- Bodegas Garay
Andalusia - Spain
A Condado de Huelva natural white wine made from organic Listán Blanco in Andalucía. This stone-fruit-forward natural wine from Spain has notes of herbs and spice, hints of citrus, bright acidity, and a round finish!
Pairings: Quinoa with Mushrooms & Mango Lime Vinaigrette, Grilled Asparagus with Romesco Sauce
Serving Instructions: 43°- 50°F
About Bodegas Garay
His (Mario's) organic vineyards are easy to spot amongst those of his neighbors. His wines represent the salty ocean influence of his calcareous soils. We only caught the tail end of the 2014 vintage so there’s not much wine to go round, but enough to preview what’s in store for the years to come. The wines flirt with an oxidative sherry style given the similarities in region and variety. Bleu spends 6 months in French oak, Red 6 months in American, and Negro Roto 1 year under flor. All wines unfortified, unfined, and unfiltered. We couldn’t be more excited to import these wines representing a region so close to us. - Selections de la Vina
Salt - Old Westminster
Maryland - USA
A light golden natural white wine with unripe stone fruit flavors, and bright acidity, with a nutty and citrusy taste!
Pairings: Pizza Bianca, Drunken Mussels, Turkey
Serving Instructions: 38°- 45°F
About Old Westminster
The Baker family, established in 1985, didn’t always know they would spend their lives making wine together. Jay & Virginia, founders of the family, always dreamed of working with their children and preserving their farm. In 2008, all three of their children – Drew, Lisa and Ashli – were away at college, and they found themselves empty nesters. It was time to either put their land to work, or move on. Upon discovering that grapevines have an affinity for rocky soil, elevation, abundant sunshine and a steady year-round breeze – all characteristics of their land – the family explored the idea of planting a vineyard and starting a winery together. Today, Jay & Virginia support their children in the family’s wine business. And, as you can imagine, they’re enjoying the view. Not just of the flourishing vineyard, but also of the energy and determination they see in Drew, Lisa and Ashli building this great thing together.