Welcome to the March Red 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 some lighter wines in here but I actually decided to go in a cool theme outside the season this month for the red club with multiple aged wines from 2012-2019! 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, Spanish, and French aged wines all made in more of a classical style. I hope you enjoy!!
-Holly, Founder - MYSA Natural Wine
- Genestas - Estezargues
- Perril Noir - Clos Lentiscus
- El Pepe - Domaine des Quatre Pierres
- Kapo Rosso - Viteadovest
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
Genestas - Estezargues
Southern Rhone - France
A ruby-colored natural red wine with dark berry fruit flavors, hints of spice, balanced acidity, brambly tannins, and a citrusy finish!
Pairings: Garlic and Rosemary Grilled Lamb Chops, BBQ Beef Chili, Grilled Chocolate Brownies in Oranges
Serving Temperature: 60°- 68°F
About Cave des Vignerons d'Estezargues
Estézargues was established in 1965 and, as early as the 1980s, shifted towards natural winemaking thanks to the arrival of Jean-François Nicq, a talented winemaker influenced by the ideas of natural wine legends like Marcel Lapierre. Nicq (now making wine in his own boutique Domaine des Foulards Rouges in Roussillon) put the cave firmly on track towards respectful farming and practically no additives in the cellar. No commercial yeast, no enzymes, no gum arabic, no acidifiers, and also almost no sulfur. “We use a minimal amount of SO2 at bottling if needed, to make sure the wines are safe even when exported overseas, but that’s it,” says Armelle Rouault, Estézargues’ congenial current CEO and winemaker as we chat on Google Meet, the tasting room of Covid-19 times. - Jenny & Francois
Perril Noir - Clos Lentiscus
Penedes - Spain
One of our favorite Spanish producers, this Carignan is incredibly juicy while also being deep and complex! You'll find lovely spicy notes with red fruits. One that will go well with lots of foods!
Pairings: Salami, Stews, Squash
Serving Temperature: 55°- 60°F
About Clos Lentiscus
Manel Arinyó (aka the bubble man) is making some of the most exciting sparkling wines—not just in Spain but in the world. If you were to blindly taste Clos Lentiscus, it is a real probability that you’d think you were tasting grower Champagne. Pepe Raventós from Raventós i Blanc is a strong advocate that the Penedès terroir produces sparkling wines of profound mineral expression that can compete with the best in the world; Manel’s Clos Lentiscus cuvées greatly support Pepe’s case. In 2001, Manel and his brother Joan returned to their family’s 14th century estate Can Ramon after the death of their father. Conventionally farming the land, their father sold the fruit instead of commercially selling wine. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Can Ramon had a successful history of selling wine to France and the American colonies (factors such as the Spanish Civil War, phylloxera and industrialization ultimately lead to its decline). Clos Lentiscus was created to recover the brilliance the estate once enjoyed and to continue the work of past generations.
Pierres El Pepe 19 - Domaine des Quatre
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 Temperature: 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
Kapo Rosso - Viteadovest
Sicily - Italy
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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: Gourmet Mushroom Risotto, Italian Beef Ragu, Prosciutto di San Daniele & Grana Padano Pizza
Serving Temperature: 43°- 50°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
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!