May 2021 | 3 Bottle Club
Welcome to the May 3 Bottle Club from MYSA Natural Wine!
A note from our founder:
This is a really FUN group for start of summer! From a gorgeous Sancerre, to my fav MW's field blend to liter orange wines, you have a lot to work with this month! Check out our special guest in one of our videos and don't sleep on the AOP wines to mix it up from the typical natty scene. Enjoy and let us know what you think!
- Holly, founder MYSA Natural Wine
- Field Blend Cab Franc - Constant Crush
- Sancerre Blanc - Francois Le Saint
- GULP Orange - Bodegas Parra Jimenez
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
Oregon - USADescription:
Surprise! We have Bree with us this month to chat about the Field Blend Cab Franc by Constant Crush! One of the first Cab Francs from the Willamette Valley! A cool climate, young, juicy, and lively Cab Franc. 100% whole-cluster fermentation for eight days. On the palate, fresh red fruit, hints of spice, and very gentle tannin. Try chilling before tasting for optimal pleasure! Pair with a BLT, charcuterie, mozzarella salad with balsamic, or lamb.
Pairings: Portobello Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Pork
Serving Temperature: 50°- 55°
About Constant Crush
Loire Valley - FranceDescription:
Sancerre! So fun to have this one in the club as it is quite rare to find in the Natural Wine world! Slightly gold in color. Fresh, soft aromatics of candied lemon, petrol, green apples, citrus zest, and ripe pear. Candied lemon, and lime zest on the palate. Medium body and bright acidity combined with a long finish on the palate. An impressive, food-friendly Sauv Blanc! Try with lunch food like salad, a prosciutto sandwich, or a bean pasta with kale.
Pairings: Spicy Food, Goat Cheese, Shellfish
Serving Temperature: 48°-52°
About Francois Le Saint
Established in 1749 in the heart of Sancerre, Domaine Fouassier is one of the oldest wine growing families in the Loire Valley with a history that spans several generations. For centuries they have dedicated themselves to preserving and capturing the terroir and the noble Sauvignon grape varietal through an extensive range of appellation wines.
The Fouassier family’s rich winemaking history included Jules Fouassier, a very influential grape grower during the Phylloxera epidemic of the late 19th century. He was the first to utilize copper and sulphur on vines to combat disease, and also single-handedly planted the famous Clos Paradis vineyard in 1902. Jules eldest son, Gustave, won fame by participating in and winning a wine competition in Paris during the summer of 1923. At that time, the rest of France was unfamiliar with the wines of Sancerre, so this victory proved invaluable for showcasing the potential of the region. The newer parts of the winery were built in 1972 when the old cellars – dating back to the 16th century – became too small to accommodate expanding estate holdings. That same year, the Domaine changed their philosophy concerning the vinification process, as they strived to combine the best traditional practices with more modern techniques. - Francois Le Saint
La Mancha - SpainDescription:
Our first ever liter bottle of orange wine in a club! It really is the perfect fit for this type of season. Half Verdejo, half Sauvignon Blanc which is super traditional for this region. But it's not as traditional to have it with skin contact! Spent time on the skins for 5-7 days in 200L clay vessels and 4,000L used French oak vats with daily pump-overs. On the nose, grapefruit, citrus notes, it also has a little bit of herbaceousness to it. Refreshing and vibrant. The Sauvignon Blanc plays like first fiddle on the nose, the Verdejo really comes out more on the palate. The mouth feel is round and it has a great amount of texture. This wine definitely has a great tannic structure. You can really feel it coating your entire mouth and the finish is long. Notes of lychee, orange, floral, stone fruit, and peach. Extremely gulpable! Pairing wise, pork chops is the first thing that comes to mind, cheese, or even a board with hummus and tzatziki.
Pairings: Fish Tacos, Grilled Shrimp, Tapas
Serving Temperature: 48°- 52°
About Bodegas Parra Jimenez
We make wines with love, using our local traditions wedded to the latest technology. Our wines express the purity and beauty of our country. They are 100 percent honest. Made in Central Spain by a family with a deep history in viticulture, our wines are easy to drink yet filled with complex flavors. In a variety of styles, we bring them to you from the largest NOP-certified Organic vineyard in Europe. - Francisco Parra
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!