May 2021 | Orange Club

Welcome to the May Orange Club from MYSA Natural Wine!

may 2021 orange club lineup

A note from our founder:

Welcome to the May Orange Wine Club! This month we have a stellar lineup of easy drinking share with a friend wines to a deep, complex, moody orange wine that you should save for a special occasion. We have a great mix from Spain, the US, Italy, and Chile and extractions from very light to vibrant orange to dark, so a little bit of something for everyone!

- Holly Berrigan, Founder, MYSA Natural Wine

  1. GULP Orange - Bodegas Parra Jimenez
  2. Tears of Vulcan - Day Wines
  3. EleFanta Orange - Lindenlaub
  4. Wines of Anarchy Bianco - Cirelli
  5. Wine Evaluation Sheet

GULP Orange - Bodegas Parra Jimenez

La Mancha - Spain 


Description: 

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


Tears of Vulcan - Day Wines

Oregon - USA

Description: 
Inspired by Sicilian orange wine. 23 days of skin contact! Beautifully deep orange in color. This skin contact orignates from volcanic soils in Willamette. Tea notes on the nose, burnt orange peel, lime, and herbs. Very complex with a strong finish. Strong but not overpowering tannin. Bursts of minerality, grapefruit, floral, and dried herbs. A serious, real deal, orange wine! Try with grilled chicken, pork chops, ratatouille, or anything charred!

Pairings:
Salmon, Cheese Plate, Cured Meat

Serving Temperature: 48°- 52° 


About Day Wines 

Founded by winemaker and owner Brianne Day in the 2012 vintage, Day Wines is a producer of boutique, artisanal bottlings made from fruit sourced exclusively from a small group of Oregon growers who utilize Biodynamic, Organic and/or Sustainable vineyard practices. To create distinct expressions of our corner of the world, we focus on fruit harvested from the esteemed Willamette Valley to exotic varietals found in Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley AVA. - Day Wines

EleFanta Orange - Lindenlaub

Alsace - France

Description:

A very orange, very fruity Auxerrois from Alsace! 2 and a half weeks spent on the skins. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon, lime, tea, green crisp apples, floral, and some yellow apple. Crisp, juicy flavors similar to those on the nose. The tannin is still present but a phenolic bitterness is really present here. A really nice mouthfeel with a medium body. We enjoyed this description of it: "Starts with an innocent rush, like a sip of Fanta, and finishes dry, like a proper adult beverage". Great alone or pair with a mezze platter, BBQ, hot dog, or even schnitzel.

Pairings: Charcuterie, Pasta, Starches

Serving Instructions: 48°- 52° 

About Lindenlaub 

Christophe Lindenlaub makes his wine in Dorlisheim, a large village on the Alsace wine route, 20kms to the west and a touch south of Strasbourg. It is definitely not one of these picture postcard Alsace “villages” and is partially joined to the town of Molsheim to the north. It’s a working village, not a tourist village. He is the definition of a bundle of positive energy. He broadcasts total enthusiasm and a strong drive towards the future and what tomorrow is going to bring. Visits to the winery and encounters at wine fairs, leave you with a slice of the Lindenlaub enthusiasm and energy. This comes on the foundation of the Lindenlaub family running their vineyards since the 18th century.

Wines of Anarchy Bianco - Cirelli

Abruzzo - Italy

Description: 

An extra brut style sparkling wine that gives just enough fizz without overpowering the crisp apples and minerals you also get on the palate. 7 days of skin contact. The nose gives off orange peel, floral, camomile, and a touch of nuttiness. Flavors of everything we smelt on the nose plus creaminess, light fruit, lemon peel, and a savouriness. This is a fun and slightly funky wine to put with creative foods or by itself. Try with appetizers, cheese board, or cold pasta.

Pairings: Salads, Asian Food, Seafood

Serving Instructions: 42°- 48° 

About Cirelli

With 23 hectares, all of their production is designed to respect the natural cycles of the olive trees, vineyards, horticultural crops and the animal breeding. Crop rotation, natural fertilization, and free range animal grazing are Agricola Cirelli’s “techniques” of production.

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!