May 2022 | 3 Bottle Club
Welcome to the May 3 Bottle Club from MYSA Natural Wine!
A note from our founder:
Happy May Friends!
This month you'll notice there are a few options for what you may have gotten! Since we have people monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly, we had different mixes for each and we hope you love them! One that is consistent across all of them is the Pizza Party from Amplify because this is a completely exclusive wine that we asked Marlen and Cameron to make specifically for your next pizza! It is unreal and so much fun!
-Holly Berrigan - Founder, MYSA Natural Wine
Pizza Wine - Amplify Wines
California - USA
Serving Temperature: 50°- 55°
About Amplify Wines
They seek to amplify the voice of site and enhance the singular characteristics of a given vineyard, marrying a sense of place with a sense of style. Their farming seeks to establish a healthy ecosystem, enhancing and supporting the natural characteristics of a given place.
Col Fondo - Mongarda
Veneto - Italy
95% Glera and 5% Verdiso/Bianchetta Trevigiana from Veneto, Italy with just the right amount of bubbles! Notes of apple, peach, brioche, apricot, and pear. Bubbly and dry with notes of stone fruit such as pear.
Pairings: Sushi, Oysters, Aperitif
Serving Temperature: 42°- 48°
"The first wine route of Italy, the road from Conegliano to Valdobbiadene, touches all the hill roads where since remote times generations of farmers have taken care of their vineyards. Col San Martino stands at the centre of this hilly place with its vineyards and farmhouses whose roofs blend in with the colour of the soil. Flourishing chestnut woods on the north side of the valleys bear witness to a time when the natural landscape was uncontaminated.
“We are in love with our territory. This is where we were born and where we live. We breathe the same air that provides oxygen to our vines. We enjoy the sun’s rays, which give energy to our vines. Vintage after vintage we can identify with the wines that tell this story. Our commitment. Our work. Ourselves“ - Mongarda"
Graupert - Meinklang
Burgenland - Austria
A super complex orange wine made with Pinot Gris grapes that spend 2 weeks on skins. Aromas of blood orange, floral, and red fruit. On the palate you'll find that the flavor profile evolves but is always very aromatic and full of juiciness! Juicy fruit with some sweet and sour notes!
Pairings: Barbecue, Pizza, Charcuterie
Serving Instructions: 48°- 52°
Meinklang is a lively farm compromising the three typical fields of a Pannonian farmstead in East Austria south of capital town Vienna: wine-growing, fruits and agriculture. Each family-member is specialized in an aspect of farming. Unique is the estate owns Angus & Aubrac cattle herd. It`s the farms source for our own nutritious, organic fertilizer for lively soils in the vineyards and creates the closed circle in the biodynamic Demeter farming. Outstanding issues are the totally unpruned vines, called Â«graupertÂ» and the extended maturation in concrete egg-shaped containers. As well as the family initiated the first holistic Demeter brewery where we refine the ancient grain beer out of the old varieties called Einkorn and Emmer wheat. - From Zev Rovine
Veltlina - Slobodné Vinártsvo
Trnava - Slovenia
This Slovenian orange is minerally and one-of-a-kind. After 7 days on the skins, it undergoes spontaneous fermentation and aging in cement tanks. On the nose, there's yellow peach, nuts, and herbs. There will be a crisp tannic bitterness on the palate, with lychee and orange notes. Citrus, nuts, white pepper, and stone fruit all make an appearance.
Pairings: Tapas, Grilled Chicken, Seafood
Serving Instructions: 48°- 52°
About Slobodné Vinártsvo
"Zemianske Sady is a family run estate that has been making wine in Hlohovec since 1912. At its inception, the estate was primarily a tobacco farm that also produced wines which sold locally and were beloved by the art scene in Prague. Due to the war and political strife, the estate stopped production until 1997, where now, the fourth and fifth generations have taken over.
The vineyards were replanted and the cellar reconstructed, and in 2010, the first vintage under the name Slobodné Vinárstvo was born. In 2016, they began farming their 17 hectares in an environmentally conscious way, and became members of the oldest biodynamic farmers association in Austria.
Bees are kept and herbs are grown to promote a healthy soil climate, which they consider paramount to making great wine. They are dedicated to minimal intervention winemaking and only grow varietals that are historically from the area and suited to the climate: Lemberger Blue, Grüner Veltliner, Rhine Riesling, Red Traminer, Devin, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Alibernet. - Zev Rovine"
Gimme Some Skin Viognier - Greenstone Vineyards
Yarra Valley - Australia
A fun wine made with Viognier grapes picked at different stages. One batch was picked early when the sugar levels were low but natural acidity was high. The other portion was picked later and was left on the skins for 48 hours. Maturation was done in old oak barrels for six months which gives the wine a great medium tannic structure! A textured palate with apricot, fig, and floral.
Pairings: Sushi, Picnic Food, Cheese Plate
Serving Instructions: 48°- 52°
About Greenstone Vineyards
"Greenstone Vineyards was established in 2003 as a 40 ha property near the town of Colbinabbin in the renowned Heathcote region of Victoria by global industry leaders David Gleave MW (Liberty Wines UK), Alberto Antonini (Poggiotondo) & renowned Australian viticulturist Mark Walpole. Collectively, they recognised the site being ideal for Shiraz and Sangiovese.
Lying just north of the Great Dividing Range, at an altitude of around 200 metres, the vineyard was planted on a ridge of old Cambrian soil that runs through the eastern side of the range. This narrow strip is unique, not only to vine growing in Victoria, but in Australia. The soils are the oldest known in the country, originating over 550 million years ago. Most soils of volcanic origin in Australia are young and highly acidic whereas these ancient Cambrian soils are near neutral in pH. The range itself is a result of a rift in the sea floor, from which molten rock arose, encapsulating limestone into the lava. The resulting soil is deep, red-coloured, mottled with lime. It is from these soils that we derived our name - Heathcote ‘Greenstone’ is a form of copper-infused basalt and is an integral part of the soil.
With a change of ownership in early 2015 to the Melbourne Jiang family, the success of Greenstone’s Heathcote wines led the team to explore opportunities and expand their repertoire. Upholding the requirement to find the best locations for each varietal the search led to the Yarra Valley and acquisition of the Sticks Winery & vineyards in Yarra Glen later in 2015. Originally established as Yarra Ridge in 1983 by Melbourne Lawyer Louis Bialkower (a close friend and colleague of Australian wine legend James Halliday who assisted in the planting of the vineyard) on 33 hectares at the base of the Christmas Hills, the vineyard quickly gained recognition as a prime site for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. Today this is the home, Cellar Door & Winery of Greenstone Vineyards. - Whanau Imports"
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!