May 2021 | Red Club
Welcome to the May Red Club from MYSA Natural Wine!
A note from our founder:
Welcome to the May Red Wine Club!
This is a really FUN group for start of summer! From a light 2020 Carignan that I'm obsessed with to my MW idol's field blend, to the most expensive bottle we've ever been able to fit into the club you have a lot to work with this month! Beyond getting the unbelievable Sanctus in here this month, I was stoked to also have a classic DOCG wine to mix it up from the typical natty scene. Enjoy and let us know what you think!
- Holly, founder MYSA Natural Wine
- Maryjane Madeline - Emme Wines
- Sanctus - Domaine de l'Ecu
- Field Blend Cab Franc - Constant Crush
- Chianti - Cosimo Maria Masini
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
California - USA
Strawberry starbursts, blueberry, tart red cherry, and cotton candy on the nose. Bright acidity up front, but with a fruity, fleshed out mid palate. Notes of juicy berry such as cherry, cranberry, herbs, gushers, and candied grape. Definitely slightly chill this one! Refreshing minerality on the back palate and a long, textured finish. Pair with a mezze platter, roasted chicken, grilled meats, junk foods, pizza, or chicken nuggets!
Pairings: Cheese Plate, Grilled Meat, Roasted Peppers
Serving Temperature: 48°- 52°
About Emme Wines
My name is Rosalind, and I farm grapes organically and make wine without additives.
I work within a likeminded community of grape-growers and winemakers in Northern California. 2018 marked the first year I set out to create something of my own, albeit with the welcome support of the talented people who surround me.
Wine, at its core, is about community. Countless hands are involved in every glass you drink – the growers who planted cuttings three generations ago; the field workers who prune the vines in winter, tend them throughout the year and pick the grapes come autumn; the winemakers and interns who footstomp those grapes, forklift bins of fermenting fruit from tank to press, and fill barrels with wine to rest before bottling; and the distributors, restaurateurs, and sommeliers who help bring that bottle to you. An incredible amount of labor and love goes into filling a glass with wine, and I am constantly reminded of and grateful for the community who makes all of it possible. I could not do this alone, nor would I want to.
Similarly, at the end of the day, wine should be enjoyed with your own community of friends and family. I aim to make fresh, bright wines that taste good, encourage thoughtful discussion, and ultimately bring people together.
rosalind reynolds - Emme Wines
Loire Valley - France
Hand-harvested and aged for 9 months on skins in 350-liter amphora. Dark and deep in color. A lot happening on the nose such as red cherry, earth, and forest floor. A strong presence of underripe strawberries, deep notes of darker cherry, savory meaty notes, herbs, and finishes with a non-sweet cherry pie cherry on the palate! Very complex. Much darker and funkier than your regular Gamay! Try slightly chilled with pork loin, cream sauce, and broccoli.
Pairings: Game, Cured Meat, Aged Cheese
Serving Temperature: 50°- 55°
About Domaine de l'Ecu
"At a time when modern oenology is triumphing (good or bad, it's up to you), we often tend to forget that a great wine is conceived above all in the vineyard: plowing the soil, controlled yields, disbudding, splitting, manual harvesting and respect for the biotope.
Avant-garde, the Domaine de l'Ecu has been certified in organic farming since 1975 and in biodynamics since 1998 (Demeter) on all of its 24 hectares. We have also been Biodyvin certified since 2014.
We have given up all technological artifice in the cellar to break with the wine standardization movement and preserve the link uniting each of our cuvées with a terroir and a vintage.
Yeasting, enzyming, thermo-vinification, flash relaxation, reverse osmosis and other processes tending to standardize wines and the production of soulless wines are not allowed to be mentioned in our cellars.
Our wines are without added So2 or minimum sulphites, by conviction, with So2 levels of around 30/40 mg / L, i.e. more than 2 times less than the threshold authorized by the Demeter standard (90 mg / L) which It wants to be itself already very restrictive vis-a-vis the organic standard (150 mg / L) and the European standard (210 mg / L and there is no typing error…).
Obviously, but we wanted to remember it here: we make wines, real wines without frills or outrageous make-up!
As such, we are proud to be part of the “Renaissance des Appellations” and “Biodyvin” Biodynamic winegrowers' groups who both advocate this respect for the terroir and this search for pure wine, without make-up or deception ...
Our terroir cuvées are today present on the most beautiful tables in the world.
From Noma (best restaurant in the world) to Bernardin in NY (3 ***) or Astrance in Paris (3 ***), the chefs trust us and put our wines in the spotlight. No need to be starred to work well, so you will find our wines in many gourmet and bistro restaurants held by chefs in love with local products and attached to quality products.
No need to look for our wines in supermarkets either, we refuse to use these distribution channels dedicated to mass wines, contrary to our working philosophy ... You will therefore find our wines all over France in wine merchants. passionate, in love with the dive bottle and able to bring you THE advice that will allow you to leave with THE bottle that will give you pleasure.
The circle is complete. - Domaine de L'Ecru"
Oregon - USADescription:
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 medium tannin.
Pairings: Portobello Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Pork
Serving Temperature: 50°- 55°
About Constant Crush
Chianti - Italy
A lovely, very classic Chianti yet yummy and a great price point. Ruby in color. Medicinal cherry, floral, and a touch of umami on the nose. Round flavor profile, lovely acidic backbone, and fantastic with a medium bodied structure. A beautiful expression of its terroir that pairs perfectly with traditional Tuscan food.
Pairings: Pasta, Pork, Chicken
Serving Instructions: 48°- 52°
About Cosimo Maria Masini
Cosimo Maria Masini lies in the hills of San Minato, located in the province of Pisa and in the heart of Tuscany. An ancient medieval village found along the historical Via Francigena, San Miniato is famous for wine and world-renowned white truffle. In this area, viticulture has ancient origins with a history of more than 2 thousand years. Our winery extends for 40 hectares (100 acres) on a single hill cultivated with vines, olive orchards and other crops. Villa la Selva, the heart of the estate, is an ancient residence that belonged to the Buonaparte Family. It was later purchased by Marchese Cosimo Ridolfi, a famous agronomist of the time, who, during the mid 1800’s constructed the winery (which is still used today) and began to work the vineyards with innovative techniques of the time. - Cosimo Maria Masini