September 2023 | Red Club

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Welcome to the September Red Club from MYSA Natural Wine! 

A note from our founder: 

Welcome to September and what should supposedly be fall, but more likely than not is still HOT! To combat that we have a several crisp and lighter wines. Highlights include 1 liters of chillable Tempranillo, 2 complex French and a refined Gamay from Donkey and Goat that we're stoked to finally be featuring again! Enjoy!

-Holly, Founder - MYSA Natural Wine

  1. Ornicar Minervois - Jean-Baptiste Senat
  2. Tempranillo - Hand Work
  3. Barsotti - Donkey and Goat
  4. Petit Ours - Mathieu Barret
  5. Wine Evaluation Sheet

Ornicar Minervois - Jean-Baptiste Senat

Minervois - France


Ornicar Minervois Jean-Baptiste Senat


French white wine from Minervois with loads of red berry fruit flavors, refreshing acidity, smooth tannins, and a well-balanced finish.

Pairings: Venison Stew, Garlic Pizza, Sausage French Toast

Serving Temperature: 55°- 60°F

About Jean-Baptiste Senat

About Senat Winemaker

“In 1995, Jean-Baptiste and Charlotte Senat returned to the land of their families, the commune of Trausse in Minervois. At the time, Jean-Baptiste was a student in Paris and was not happy with his life. After meeting various natural winemakers and having read works by Jules Chauvet, he realized the style of wines he wanted to make and where he wanted to make them. 1996 was the first vintage of the Domaine. Jean-Baptiste restructured the cellar and converted to Ecocert farming. He is very active in the vineyards and cellar, taking a hands-on approach. Charlotte manages the administration and commercial parts of the winery, bringing everything together. The vineyards possess two very distinct terroirs: clay over limestone and lentilles silencieuses de garrigue. The plots are located on the hills of the Montagne Noire, separated by about a dozen kilometers in different communes. Charlotte and Jean-Baptiste believe that the climate is more impactful than even the ground and soil. Jean-Baptise has become a pioneer of natural winemaking in Minervois. After decades of winemaking, his style has matured – using only native grape varieties (Grenache at the front and center), organic farming, no fining or filtration, and no sulphur. In turn, this produces wines that are each unique but share a universal quality – drinkability.” - Zev Rovine Selections

Tempranillo - Hand Work

La Mancha - Spain


Spanish natural red wine in a liter bottle made of 100% Tempranillo from La Mancha. Dark fruit forward, with fresh acidity and grippy tannins. Great match with fatty meat and tomato-based dishes!

Pairings: Pork Satay, Korean Beef Bulgogi, Meat Overload Pizza

Serving Instructions: 55°- 60°F 

About Hand Work

The three Parra brothers — Francisco, Javier and Luis established Hand Work to showcase the grapes of the region and they are committed in producing easy-drinking wines from organically and biodynamically grown grapes in their hometown, La Mancha.

Barsotti - Donkey and Goat

El Dorado - USA



A juicy Gamay from EL Dorado with red fruit flavors, ripe berry aromas, velvety tannins, herbaceous notes and a fruity finish. Perfect wine for a pizza night! 

Pairings: Chicken Bistek, Veggie Pizza, Pork Adobo

Serving Temperature: 55°- 60°F

About Donkey and Goat

Donkey and Goat Winemaker

Donkey & Goat Winery is owned and operated by Jared & Tracey Brandt in Berkeley, California. They make “natural wines” which is a term that covers both the vineyard and the cellar. That is what distinguishes natural wine– the extension of natural farming philosophies that drive the practices for sustainable, natural & biodynamic farming into the cellar. Their wines are made from sustainably (or more) farmed vineyards in the Sierra Nevada, Mendocino and Napa. In the cellar nothing is removed and nothing is added save minimal effective sulphur. Sulphur is a contentious issue in the natural wine world. They have made wines with zero sulphur added but in general they do use minimum effective sulphur. Or they use as little as possible and their levels going into bottle fall within the predominant guideline for natural wines in Europe. Their wines are bottled without stabilization, fining or filtration. While not required, they include the ingredient list on their label which is remarkably short: grapes and minimal sulphur. They have made their wines in this manner since they created Donkey & Goat in 2004 and will continue to do so until they stop.

Petit Ours - Mathieu Barret 

Northern Rhône - France



To gain a bright expression of fruit flavors, grapes from younger vines were chosen. 15 days spent on its skins in a concrete tank followed by 9 months of aging. Medium-high tannin with a smooth finish. 

Pairings: Grilled Meat, Aged Cheese, Lamb

Serving Temperature: 55°- 60°F

About Mathieu Barret

 “In Beaune, Matthieu Barret discovered immediately his proclivity with organic viticulture and with living ecosystems. Beginning with the first vintage in 2000, Matthieu worked principally in the vineyard, applying his hand with organic viticulture. Not content with his end result, in 2006 he decided to radically change his vinification process by using less barrels and replacing them with concrete eggs. His ongoing evolution and pursuit of purity and expression continue to dominate his chais. In 2012, he stopped using machines in Cornas and replaced them with mules, horses, and manual labor. He also started to create ‘green spaces’ around the farm, digging watering holes to nourish an ecosystem with a diversity of species. ie: vines and the forest, meadows and woodlands. According to Matthieu, the plant is happier in a wild environment rather than in a desert comprised of only vines. This diversity brings a distinct identity to his grapes; when the vineyard biome is treated with respect, he says, this balance is easier to maintain. Matthieu owns 11 ha in Cornas with of the total 150 ha in the AOP, including his monopole ‘Vallée du Coulet’ in the northern most part of Cornas, most famous for its impossible steep grade and its exposure to Le Mistral. Le Mistral is a famous current of wind that blows from Lyon and ends in Provence. It’s a maddening wind, that keeps this vineyard spectacularly dry even in times of rain.” - T Edwards

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!