March 2023 | Orange Club
Welcome to the March Orange 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 some lighter wines plus multiple aged oranges that will make you go WOW! People say all the time you can't age natural wine and these wines are proof that that is some BS! We have a special look at Sicilian and Spanish, aged wines plus a fun fresh Maestro and even and orange Piquette for start of Spring! I hope you enjoy!!
-Holly, Founder - MYSA Natural Wine
- Dream On - Old Westminster
- Terre Siciliane Bianco - Viteadovest
- Lovamor - Alfredo Maestro
- Garay Red Zalema - Bodegas Garay
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
Dream On - Old Westminster
Maryland - USA
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A natural orange piquette wine with citrusy sweet tropical fruit flavors, and a strong mineral finish!
Pairings: Spicy Vietnamese Beef Stew with Noodles, Paella, Grilled Fish Tacos
Serving Instructions: 45°- 50°F
About Old Westminster
Upon discovering that grapevines have an affinity for elevation, rocky soil, plenty sunshine and a steady year-round breeze – all characteristics of their land – The Baker Family explored the idea of planting a vineyard and starting a winery together. Today, Old Westminster is a flourishing vineyard in Maryland, filled energy and determination from a family grown idea.
Terre Siciliane Bianco - Viteadovest
Sicily - Italy
Definitely on the funkier side, so if you're into cool oranges, this one is for you! Super golden in color, its got a sweet and salty energy and some definite tannin.
Pairings: Swordfish linguine, Ricotta Tagliatelle, sautéed prawns Food
Serving Instructions: 55°- 60°F
“Our company was born from the history of a land that has seen its children grow on the vine, it derives from the union of the vineyards of two families, Portelli-Puleo, and Angileri. The land is distributed on the territory of the municipalities of Marsala and Mazara del Vallo, five hectares divided into six different areas cultivated with vines for more than a century. Almost all the vines are raised as saplings, with low yields per hectare and cultivated according to the dictates of tradition. 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
Lovamor - Alfredo Maestro
Castilla y León - Spain
An orange wine with 6 days of skin contact from the Albillo Mayor white grape, very uncommon with great texture, minerality, and warm fruits.
Pairings: Roasted Chicken, White Meat, Seafood
Serving Temperature: 45°- 50°F
About Alfredo Maestro
“Wine made with only grapes, well-kept vineyards, and healthy land.” This is the mantra of Castellano winegrower Alfredo Maestro, a bright light amongst an abyss of industrially farmed, over-ripe, over-oaked, and over-manipulated wine-scape that is the Ribera del Duero these days. Alfredo’s ascendance is unique to Alfredo. His family came to the winemaking town Peñafiel, Ribera del Duero from the Basque Country. Having grown up amongst the vines, Alfredo had a great interest in wine, and, through encouragement from friends, he started making his own wine in 1998. That same year he planted his first vineyard on the Rio Duraton near his home. From the beginning he farmed organically. In the cellar, Alfredo was working literally “by-the-book”, teaching himself enology from a book and using every trick in it to make a “correct” Ribera del Duero wine: yeasts, acid, enzymes, tannins, color-enhancers, etc. were just some of the techniques utilized. In search of serious “purple-ness”, this is how many of the modern Ribera del Duero’s of today are produced. In the early 2000’s Alfredo had a revelation. He questioned why as an organic farmer use chemicals to make the finished wine; he wanted to work as naturally in the winery as he did in the vineyard, in his words - "to better tell the story of the land." Alfredo began eliminating exogenous products, and in 2003 he began making wine without any additives whatsoever, including sulfur for all but a few wines. Alfredo still has a bottle of ‘Castrillo de Duero’ from that initial experimental vintage, and the wine is delicious, developing beautifully, deep, tarry, and tobacco – a great sign of things to come. - Jose Pastor.
Red Zalema - Bodegas Garay
Andalusia - Spain
A Condado de Huelva natural white wine made from Zalema grapes in Andalusia, Spain. This skin-contact natural wine has intense stone fruit flavors, notes of oaky apple juice, toasted nuts, light tannins, medium aciidity and a long fruity finish!
Pairings: Fish Casserole, Seared Foie Gras with Caramelized Figs, Seafood Rice Skillet
Serving Temperature: 43°- 50°F
About Bodegas Garay
His (Mario) 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
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!