November 2022 | Orange Club
Welcome to the November Orange Club from MYSA Natural Wine!
A note from our founder:
We are in full-blown cozy MYSA season! With that in mind we have all kinds of wines to enjoy by the fire and/or with friends and family during all of the upcoming holidays. If you're doing Friends/Thanksgiving I'd specifically set aside the Mahara Albur Cadiz for the occasion! Don't sleep on the Ocho, as it's a GREAT time to drink this Georgian orange or the two wines from Old Westminster. You may have had their piquettes, but their regular wines are *chefs kiss* and show a more serious side of our fav MD producer.
-Holly, Founder - MYSA Natural Wine
- Do You Believe? - Ocho
- Terracotta - Old Westminster
- S/O - Bikicki
- Mahara Albur Cadiz White - Vinificate
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
Do You Believe? - Ocho
Kartli - Georgia
An orange natural wine that is stone fruit-forward, herbaceous with hints of tea and citrus, medium acidity, bold tannins and a dry floral finish!
Pairings: Labda, Fried Goat Cheese Salad, Louisiana-Style Shrimp
Serving Instructions: 50°- 55°
On our labels, you see precious animals of Georgians fauna that are at risk of extinction. While drinking our wine made in an archaic way and looking at these mysterious animals you wonder who you are and why you are here. The wine is made in a kvevri (a pitcher) according to the ancient Georgian traditional method, with the involvement of solely natural yeasts in the fermentation. - Ocho Wine
Terracotta - Old Westminster
Maryland - USA
An orange natural wine with tropical stone fruit and citrus flavors, hints of spice, velvety light tannins, and a minerally finish
Pairings: Grilled Shrimp Kabobs, Sous Vide Salmon, Lemon Chicken Piccata
Serving Temperature: 60°- 65°
About Old Westminster
S/O - Bikicki
Srem - Serbia
Serbian wine! A deep golden natural white wine with tropical and citrus fruit flavors, white floral notes, balanced acidity, minerality, and a long finish!
Pairings: Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Crostini, Garlic Prawns Food
Serving Instructions: 45°- 50°
In winemaking styles, Djordje also had a long-established love for natural wines through his exposure of the natural wines of Oszkar Maurer. After a serendipitous placement next to Oszkar at a Serbian wine fair in 2013, they shared many ideas, and since then Maurer has been the consulting winemaker for Bikicki, helping Djordje to make minimal intervention wines exclusively fermented with native yeasts, and with only minimal amounts of sulfur additions prior to bottling. Macerations are short, orange wines 3-12 days, and in reds, 7-20 days. They focus on expression the pure Serbian fruit, that is delivered from the natural terroir of Fruška Gora. Djordje’s philosophy is of balance and elegance though for character, clarity and terroir – he emphasizes that they do not wish to make wines with heavy bret or VA, but balanced and clean natural wines. - Vinum USA
Mahara Albur Cadiz White - Vinificate
Cádiz - Spain
A natural white wine with stone fruit flavors, subtle notes of peaches, fresh acidity, good tannins, and a nutty and salty finish!
Pairings: Japanese Baked Salmon, Zesty Lime Oysters, Grilled Trout Fillets
Serving Temperature: 45°- 49°
We are two brothers in love with our land and our culture and we want to value what has always been cultivated here. Our philosophy is to try to make wines that speak of the south, of the coast, of the area where we grew up, made in the most traditional way possible. For this reason we only use the native varieties of the area and we work with spontaneous fermentations, where only the yeasts that come from the vineyard are involved. In this way we think that we are able to more faithfully recreate the concept of terroir, a variety planted in its area and expressing the edaphoclimatic conditions of a given vineyard. - Vinificate
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!