November 2023 | 12 Bottle Club

Welcome to the November 12 Bottle Club from MYSA Natural Wine!   

A note from our founder:    

Welcome to November, the holidays are upon us and we have some GREAT wines for Thanksgiving, along with some super mysig (cozy) wines for sitting by the fire or drinking while you put up your holiday decor (no judgement if you already did lol!) Have a great holiday season, y'all are who we are most Thankful for here ay MYSA <3

-Holly, Founder - MYSA Natural Wine 

  1. Itata “Pipeño” - Catalina Ugarte
  2. Morgon - Thibault Ducroux
  3. La Araucaria Tinto - Dolores Cabrera
  4. Sanzves - Tenuta Saiano
  5. Triangle Bordeaux Superieur - Les Tètes
  6. Morgen Edition 2 - Meinklang
  7. Tokaji Hárslevelű - Carpinus
  8. Confondo Veneto Sparkling Rosé - Bakari
  9. Hippolyte Blanc - Pierre Bories
  10. 'Volk' Pinot Blanc Pet Nat - Sanctum
  11. Rukatac - Skaramuča
  12. “St. Agathe” VDF Rouge - Ad Vinum
  13. Wine Evaluation Sheet

    Itata “Pipeño” - Catalina Ugarte

    Itata - Chile



    Itata "Pipeño" by Catalina Ugarte natural red wine presents bright red fruit flavors of cherries and red plums, boasting an inviting, aromatic bouquet. Balanced acidity and minimal tannins create a refreshing and easy-drinking experience with subtle herbal notes, culminating in a clean and memorable finish. Truly captures the essence of Itata's unique winemaking tradition!

    Pairings: Beef Pot Roast, Wild Mushroom Stroganoff, Apple Pie with Cinnamon Ice Cream

    Serving Temperature: 55°- 60°F

    About Catalina Ugarte

    Catalina Ugarte Winemaker

    Catalina Ugarte, a young winemaker with training from Italy, Spain, and Chile, embraces Chile's viticultural heritage, focusing on the unique País grape and ancient vines of the Itata Valley. Her País wine, crafted from centenarian vines, and the intriguing Pet Nat from 50-year-old vines, tell stories of hand-harvested grapes, native yeast fermentations, and minimal intervention. These wines embody a remarkable blend of tradition and innovation, perfect for a Thanksgiving toast.

    Morgon - Thibault Ducroux

    Beaujolais - France


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    A pale purple natural red wine with ripe berry aromas, notes of pepper, high acidity, low tannins, and a peppery finish.

    Pairings: Caramelized Chicken Wings, Lemon Butter Fish, Hafod Homity Pie

    Serving Temperature: 55°- 62°F

    About Thibault Ducroux

    Thibault Ducroux Winemaker


    Thibault's passion for winemaking ignited in his father's Beaujolais cellar as a young boy. His pursuit of natural wine was kindled by the pioneering work of Jules Chauvet, the "father of natural winemaking." Inspired, Thibault studied viticulture and oenology, then deepened his knowledge alongside Beaujolais trailblazers. He honed his craft at Julien Sunier's estate, embracing organic viticulture and natural winemaking. In 2019, he introduced his first wine, "En Roue Libre" - a tribute to his love for cycling and hands-off winemaking. Thibault's journey continues as he tends to old Gamay vines, crafting wines that reflect terroir and purity. His dedication and youthful enthusiasm promise a bright future for this emerging natural winemaker in the heart of Beaujolais.

    La Araucaria Tinto - Dolores Cabrera

    Canary Islands - Spain


    A perfect expression of volcanic Canary Island terroir with red and black fruits, pepper, deep florals and a lovely smokiness! You'll want to grill some meats or a pulpo to perfectly pair this wine.

    Pairings: Herb-Infused Roast Chicken, Duck à la Figs, Cranberry-Maple Salmon

    Serving Instructions: 55°- 60°F 

    About Dolores Cabrera

    Dolores Cabrera Winemaker

    Dolores Cabrera Fernández, inspired by Elysium, creates a vinicultural paradise in the Canary Islands. Rooted in this historic winemaking region, her passion shines through her centenarian vineyards, producing distinctive Listán Negro wines. Dolores' cellar overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, cultivating the extraordinary. Each bottle is a testament to her dedication, offering a glimpse into her paradise, complete with bountiful produce, fresh goat cheese, and profound Listán Negro, a taste of Elysium here on Earth.

    Sanzves - Tenuta Saiano

    Emilia-Romagna - Italy



    A well-structured Italian natural wine with red berry fruit flavors, rustic and peppery notes, smooth tannins, and a long finish. Best to pair with any Italian dish!

    Pairings: Ossobuco, Peach Cobbler, Mushroom Risotto

    Serving Temperature: 55°- 60°F

    About Tenuta Saiano

    Tenuta Saiano Winemaker


    In the heart of Tenuta Saiano's cellar, the wines find their genuine essence - honoring the spontaneity and individuality of each vintage, eschewing preconceived plans. The winery's approach revolves around enabling the wines to genuinely reflect their origin and craftsmanship. Spontaneous fermentation, unregulated temperatures, and the absence of selected yeasts or oenological interventions shape their winemaking philosophy - steering clear of intrusive methods and use minimal sulfur dioxide only when necessary. Tenuta Saiano's wines mature in various containers, echoing the intricacies of nature, guaranteeing that each vintage presents itself as a unique masterpiece.

    Triangle Bordeaux Superieur - Les Tètes

    Bordeaux - France


    Les Tètes Triangle Bordeaux Superieur


    Triangle Les Tetes Red Wine presents ripe red and black berry flavors, enveloped in a fragrant bouquet of dark cherries and plums. With balanced acidity and soft tannins, it offers subtle herbal notes and a smooth finish. A harmonious and inviting red wine

    Pairings: Rosemary-Seasoned Lamb Shanks, Tender Beef Pot Roast, Brie & Fig Crostini

    Serving Temperature: 55°- 60°F

    About Les Tètes

    Les Tètes Winemaker

     Les Tètes, a delightful collaboration between friends Nicolas, Philippe, Baptiste, and Vivien, resides in the charming village of Le Pressoir in Touraine Azay-le-Rideau, Loire Valley. Their organically grown, native yeast-fermented wines with minimal sulfur celebrate friendship and companionship. Situated near historic landmarks, including Château de Rigny-Ussé, their small production "Les Parcelles" wines exemplify select AOC quality in Touraine. It's a true tribute to both tradition and conviviality.

    Morgen Edition 2 - Meinklang

    Burgenland - Austria



    A sparkling rosé natural wine with well-balanced stone fruits, lushful red berries, and tropical fruit flavors, inviting fragrant floral aromas, fresh and lively acidity with a clean and memorable finish, leaving a touch of sweetness that complements the fruit-forward nature of the wine. A perfect choice for those seeking a delightful and elegant sparkling wine experience

    Pairings: Pork Tenderloin with Apple Compote, Mushroom & Brie Stuffed Acorn Squash, Pumpkin Panna Cotta

    Serving Temperature: 55°- 60°F

    About Meinklang

    Meinklang Winemaker

    Nestled within the World Heritage Site of National Park Neusiedlersee, Meinklang is an authentic family-run mixed farm. It thrives at the intersection of nature and tradition, with a local cow herd providing vital fertilizer. The farm boasts a rich diversity of ancient grains, orchards, vegetable gardens, wild meadows, and grapevines, celebrating the complexity of life and producing exceptional wines in the heart of the Eastern Neusiedlersee Lake region.

    Tokaji Hárslevelű - Carpinus

    Tokaj - Hungary



    Carpinus' Hárslevelű White Wine is a sensory journey through Hungary's vineyards, offering delicate orchard blossom fragrances and lively citrus zest with hints of lemon and lime. Subtle golden honeyed tones enhance its complexity, while a mineral elegance lingers, creating a balanced and memorable tasting experience.

    Pairings: Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Pear and Walnut Salad, Honey Lavender Crème Brûléé

    Serving Instructions: 38°- 45°F


    About Carpinus

    Carpinus Winemaker

     “Carpinus, guided by the dedicated siblings Edit and István Bai, exemplifies the essence of family and a profound link to Tokaj. Overseeing seven vineyards across 7 hectares, these fervent winemakers prioritize uncompromising quality. They are champions of organic farming, stringent quality criteria, and the progression of Tokaj's winemaking. Their devotion safeguards the region's rich legacy while welcoming modern innovations.

    Confondo Veneto Sparkling Rosé - Bakari

    Veneto - Italy



    An adorable pink bubbly for any occasion. This wine is the embodiment of cotton candy with a fruity and rosy aroma, but not sweet! Zippy and ready to blast off.

    Pairings: Smoked Fish, Summer Salad, Sandwiches

    Serving Temperature: 38°- 45°F

    About Bakari

    Bakari Winemaker

     Bakari is the brainchild of five wine industry experts who set out to fill a gap in the market. Led by project leader Raffaele Bonivento, they set out to create affordable, well-crafted, and genuinely natural wines. Winemaker Stefano Menti sources grapes from his family vineyard in Gambellara and like-minded friends and neighbors who share his commitment to sustainable farming. Bakari's mission is to offer good, approachable, and unpretentious natural wines for all.

    Hippolyte Blanc - Pierre Bories

    Languedoc - France



    Hippolyte Blanc by Pierre Bories is a delightful white wine with crisp green apple and citrus fruit flavors. Its aromatic profile is redolent with zesty lemon and lime notes, supported by vibrant acidity. The wine concludes with a refreshing finish, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a lively and invigorating white wine experience.

    Pairings:  Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce, Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi, Cider-Glazed Ham

    Serving Instructions: 44°- 55°F

    About Pierre Bories

    The Bories family, seasoned winemakers in Corbières, began their legacy in 1896, erecting a storied winery from estate quarry stone. Nestled in the heart of Boutenac, their Domaine earned the prestigious 'cru' status in 2005, signifying the region's finest. Jacqueline and François Bories, in the 1980s, expanded vineyards while preserving and enhancing old plots. Ollieux Romanis boasts some of the oldest vines in the region, including 50-100-year-old Carignan, complemented by Syrah, Grenache noir, Mourvèdre, and other Mediterranean varieties. While yet to be formally certified, their commitment to sustainable viticulture shines.


    'Volk' Pinot Blanc Pet Nat - Sanctum

    Podravje - Slovenia


    Sanctum Volk Pinot Blanc Pet Nat


    An exquisite sparkling wine crafted from Pinot Blanc grapes, offering a symphony of flavors with a delicate freshness of blossoms, a blend of crisp orchard fruits, a hint of citrus zest, fine bubbles, and joyous effervescence, all leading to an elegant finish. It's the perfect choice for celebrating life's precious moments.

    Pairings: Thai Coconut Lemongrass Grilled Prawns, Garlic Butter Fettuccine, Citrus Garden Salad

    Serving Instructions: 38°- 45°F 

    About Sanctum

    Sanctum Winemaker

    Rooted in a legacy dating back to the 12th century, the Podkubovšek family continues the tradition of French Carthusian monks. With Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines gracing the slopes of northeast Slovenia, Vlado and his son Marko honor the region's heritage. Their wines are a testament to tradition, allowing the vines and microclimate to tell their story. Hand-picked grapes from steep, marl-rich slopes undergo minimal intervention during vinification, preserving the region's unique character in every bottle.

    Rukatac - Skaramuča

    Dalmatian Coast - Croatia


    Skaramuča Rukatac


    A Croatian natural white wine with orchard fruit flavors, citrus aroma, light acidity and salinity.

    Pairings: Midnight Pasta with Anchovies, Shrimp Stuffed Salmon, Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

    Serving Temperature: 38°- 45°F 

    About Skaramuča

    Skaramuča Winemaker

    The Skaramuča family tends to the largest vineyard in Croatia's esteemed Dingač appellation on the Pelješac Peninsula. This extreme terroir is renowned as the finest for plavac mali grapes. Working in the rugged terrain demands extensive manual labor, but the sun and wind naturally dry the grapes on the vine, offering exceptional yield control. In this unique environment, the plavac mali grape flourishes, crafting wines of rustic character and deep extraction, boasting remarkable aging potential.

    “St. Agathe” VDF Rouge - Ad Vinum

    Rhône - France


    St. Agathe VDF Rouge Ad Vinum


    A natural red wine made from grenache and syrah varietals that captivates with rich red berry flavors and a fragrant bouquet of dark cherries. Its balanced acidity and soft tannins lead to a smooth finish. This elegant red is the perfect choice for fall gatherings and makes an excellent gift for wine enthusiasts.

    Pairings: Lamb Chops with Rosemary, Beef Stew, Blueberry Cheesecake

    Serving Instructions: 38°- 45°F

    About Ad Vinum

    Ad Vinum Winemaker

     Sébastien Chatillon, the force behind Ad Vinum, embarked on a unique wine journey. His path led from a variety of odd jobs, including stints in the music world, to an epiphany about his love for wine during late-night gatherings. A deep dive into winemaking in the Loire Valley, under the guidance of René Mosse, introduced him to natural wine's allure. His passion led him to Le Chateaubriand in Paris, where he became a sommelier, fully immersing himself in the world of natural wines. Today, Sébastien's Ad Vinum and Le Cave offer a curated selection of these exceptional wines from around the globe.

    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!