September 2022 | Red Club
Welcome to the September Red Club from MYSA Natural Wine!
A note from our founder:
Happy Spooky Month! In honor you have your seasonal Cinsault skull that has been a favorite every year! Beyond that we focused on food friendly reds that are great medium bodied transitions into fall ranging from Merlot to some gorgeous Nerello and a bit of a wildcard from Abruzzo. Enjoy!
-Holly Berrigan - Founder, MYSA Natural Wine
- Limite Acque Sicure - Controvento
- Palmento di Levante - Fabio Signorelli
- Sans Souffle Red - Haut Lavigne
- Cinsault - The Blacksmith
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
Limite Acque Sicure - Controvento
Abruzzo - Italy
A zero/zero red blend that's light in body, funky, and bright. Unique flavors of thyme, tart cherry, cherry cola, and nuts. Best to be enjoyed chilled.
Pairings: Pasta, Chicken, Duck
Serving Instructions: 54°- 60°
“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!
Palmento di Levante - Fabio Signorelli
Sicily - ItalyDescription:
A zero-zero medium-bodied fresh natural wine with balanced tannins, high acidity with notes of oak wood.
Pairings: Beef Arancini, Lamb Kebab, Truffle Risotto
Serving Instructions: 50°- 55°
About Fabio Signorelli
"Great wine is each time a symphony in four movements, performed to the rhythm of the seasons. The sun, the volcanic soil, the climate, and the old Etnean alberello vines are some of the elements that modulate the meticulous work of winemaking, while the winemaker is like a soloist, stamps his signature on the wines, putting his whole soul into them." -Fabio Signorelli
Sans Souffle Red - Haut Lavigne
Cotes de Duras - FranceDescription:
A clean and straightforward expression of Merlot with dark fruit flavors of cherries, freshly pressed pomegranate, olives, and earthy undertones. Easy tannins and a super-soft finish.
Pairings: Baked Ziti with Roasted Vegetables, Quesadillas, Seared Salmon
Serving Instructions: 50°- 55°
About Haut Lavigne
Nadia Lusseau created Château Haut Lavigne in 2002 when she took over 8.5-hectares of vineyards in the Cotes de Duras. The vineyard is made up of 4-hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, plus 4.5-hectares of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cotes de Duras is located approximately 100 kilometers from the Atlantic and benefits from the ocean air while enjoying less rain, therefore more sunshine, than appellations further to the west. Nadia’s viticultural approach results in top-quality fruit and her winemaking allows for a true expression of terroir. She has been farming organically since 2005 all of her vines were certified organic in 2006. Nadia Lusseau represents a younger generation of women winemakers working in France whose informed approach and deft touch are yielding outstanding results.
Cinsault - The Blacksmith
Paarl - South Africa
Fun and fresh old vine Cinsault with partial carbonic. Refreshing and crunchy glou glou with lots of berries, bramble, and minerality to hold up to food or on its own!
Pairings: Charcuterie, Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Chicken
Serving Temperature: 54°- 60°
About The Blacksmith
Tremayne Smith grew up in East London and studied to be a chef. Influenced by his father's love of wine, he then decided to take up a career in winemaking. In 2014 Tremayne started his own project, The Blacksmith. The Blacksmith's philosophy is to make natural wines that are both appealing and soul-satisfying.
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!