November 2021 | 3 Bottle Club

Welcome to the November 3 Bottle Club from MYSA Natural Wine! 

A note from our founder:

Welcome to our November 2021 3 bottle wine club! I have a lovely surprise with some cameos from my co-founder Nic throughout these videos so enjoy those and check out a couple funny bloopers at the bottom if you're looking for a quick laugh! 

This month was all about finding wines that I thought could be perfect for Thanksgiving and/or ones that I was stoked to barely get enough of so I had to get them in! There's also an accidental theme here of liter bottles and central and eastern European wines with some amazing stuff from across the continent!

Here's my take on what I'd do with these bottles: I'd bust open the Ceretto while the Thanksgiving prep is underway for a light and fun start to the day, then I'd have the Chenin and the Frug available for the main meals as both are going to kill it with your Thanksgiving foods!

  1. Zweigelt - Frug
  2. Cerreto - Gismondi
  3. Chenin - Limited Addition
  4. Bloopers
  5. Wine Evaluation Sheet

Zweigelt - Frug

Burgenland - Austria 

Description: 

Certified organic and certified fruity! This wine spent 10 weeks on its lees and was bottled without fining or filtration. It has an elegant medium-bodied mouthfeel with good acidity. Cherry, red plum, figs, and hints of spice. 

Pairings: Game, Cheese Board, Pasta

Serving Instructions: 50°- 55° 

About Frug 

"Frug is a new exciting addition to Jenny&Francois’ labels – wines that come from an exclusive coop between us and carefully selected winemakers. It’s our great joy to bring you wines that are kind to both nature and your budget, and in the case of these easy-drinking Austrians, this friendly concept is emphasized even more by the packaging – a plump 1-liter bottle! That extra quarter of a liter comes in handy (you’ll see) and follows the Central-European tradition of bottling everyday drinking wines in this volume. (Milan Nestarec‘s Běl and Nach are other great examples of this.)

The Wurzinger winery lies in the south-eastern part of Burgenland, almost at the border with Hungary, and was established by the current owner’s grandfather. Josef took it over from his parents in 1991, gradually changing the vineyard management to organic before obtaining the certification in 2014. “Making the shift happen over many years was particularly important to us since we wanted to give our vines time to adapt and maintain the quality and fruitiness of our wines,” as Josef explains why the switch took some time.

The winery focuses on typical Austrian grapes – Gruner Veltliner, a traditional variety that has become almost synonymous with Austrian white wine, present in the country since some time around 1550 and nowadays its most widely planted grape; and Zweigelt for the rosé and red, a (relatively) new but similarly Austria-typical cross of St. Laurent and Blaufrankisch, bred by a local viticulturalist of the same name in 1922.

The name Frug comes from a 1960s dance, which is very shake-your-hips and vibrant like the wine itself, fitting also with the colorful label designed by our Jenny Lefcourt’s brother in cooperation and her husband. It was coined by Toni Silver, an artist and Austrian wine promoter who also connected us with the winery: “My brain always bounces around from the present back to the mid-20th century, as I am a retro kind of gal, so I just started thinking of party-drinking-dancing and started to remember some of the crazy 60’s dances – the Twist, Mashed Potato, the Frug!” Well, there you go: we bet this Austrian liter trio will make you dance as well. - Jenny & Francois"

Cerreto - Gismondi

Campania - Italy

Description: 

Looking for a unique varietal that's both very old and local to the Campania area? If so, this wine is for you! Made from Malvasia di Candia grapes, this orange is silky with complex texture and soft tannin. Lively and fresh with aromas of citrus and floral. Ripe flavors of pineapple, citrus, floral, and hints of smoke. 

Pairings: Picnic Food, Shellfish, Grilled Fish

Serving Instructions: 48°- 52° 

About Gismondi

For several generations, The Gismondi family has been cultivating their 2 hectares of land in Campania. They grow vegetables, olives, and vines as well. The main varietals they work with are Falanghina, Malvasia di Candia, Sangiovese, Merlot and Freisa.

Chenin - Limited Addition

Oregon - USA

Description: 

Organic and dry farmed in Willamette Valley. This wine is a beautiful expression of Chenin Blanc, its crisp and dry with flavors of orchard fruit and honeyed straw. A great balance of acidity and flavor. 

Pairings: Seafood, White Meat, Tapas

Serving Instructions: 48°- 52° 

About Limited Addition

Ltd.+ are our personal handmade wines raised from our collaborations with inspired farmers to develop a diverse and sustainable wine landscape in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. These wines are made from alternative varieties through thoughtful farming and winemaking practices. - Constant Crush

Bloopers 😜 

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!