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

A note from our founder: 

Happy Spooky Month! There's never been a more appropriate time to drink orange wines and we've been waiting literally 8 months for Stay Brave to arrive, so perfect timing! We're ending rose season (not that we think you can't have it all the time!) with a liter bottle that are perfect for your Halloween party. Finally you have a food friendly red that's great medium bodied transition into fall!

-Holly Berrigan - Founder, MYSA Natural Wine

  1. Tinto - Zillamina
  2. Beverone 1L - Controvento
  3. Stay Brave - Testalonga
  4. Wine Evaluation Sheet

Tinto - Zillamina

Valencia - Spain

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Description: 

A very brilliant ruby red-purple Spanish wine that is well structured, balanced, full-bodied and medium in tannin. 

Pairings: Braised Ox-tail, Beef Baba Ghanoush, Lamb Stuffed Eggplant

Serving Temperature: 60°- 65°

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About Zillamina

Bodegas Pinoso Winemaker

Very little rainfall and plenty of sunlight (2,500 – 3,000 hours of sun per year, similar to Florida or California) are challenging yet perfect conditions for getting wines with an intense color and high aromatic potential, especially from the Monastrell variety that Zillamina red and rosé are made of. 

Beverone 1L  - Controvento

Abruzzo - Italy

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Description:

Fruit forward, funky juicy tart cherries with a squeeze of lime and earthy minerality. Perfect summer wine!

Pairings: Bolognese tart, Basque piperade, Zucchini quiche

Serving Temperature: 48°- 53° 

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About Controvento

Controvento Winemaker

“This wine is produced thanks to the land rich in stones and its exposure, to the sun, to the sea breeze, and to the meticulous work of man.” — Vincezo Di Meo. A 5-hectare vineyard in the Rocca San Giovanni region of Abruzzo. Enzo, the winemaker, has a philosophy that is strict and allows the grape to flourish in every single bottle made. Fun Fact: Controvento means "upwind" in Italian!

Stay Brave - Testalonga

Swartland - South Africa

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Description:

A lighter orange with from chenin with notes of green apple, tropical citrus, white flowers, ginger and mineral accents on the note. It tastes fresh and expressive and is perfect with lighter foods or white pasta.

Pairings: Grilled Fish, White Pasta, Octopus

Serving Instructions: 45°- 49° 

About Testalonga

Testalonga Winemaker

TESTALONGA is owned by Craig & Carla Hawkins. In 2015 they purchased a farm on the slate soils of the northern mountains of the Swartland called Bandits Kloof. The first vineyards were planted in 2018 on Bandits Kloof, the focus of the farm being Mediterranean grape varieties. They strive to make wine from grapes and nothing else.

 

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!