2017 Matthiasson Tendu Red Wine California (1.0 L)

Matthiasson Tendu Red Wine California (1.0 L)


Syllabification: (ten·du) Pronunciation: /tänˈdo͞o, täNdY/
adjective [postpositive] Ballet (of a position) stretched out or held tautly:battement tendu
Origin: 1920–25; < French: stretched, past participle of tendre to stretch, extend

About this Wine

Country United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Matthiasson Family Vineyard
Vintage 2017
Color Red
Varietal(s) 38% Barbera, 23% Montepulciano, 26% Aglianico, and 13% mixed blacks
Closure Crown
Volume 1000ml
Alcohol 11.5%
Product Code MTT4B17
UPC 866312000240
Other No SO2
Inventory In Stock


Vintage Notes

Our fifth year of Tendu red wine is a mix of Barbera, Aglianico, and Montepulciano from two sites, both with weathered, pink gravelly alluvium, very low fertility soils (Corning Series). The Barbera comes from the Muller Vineyard and the Aglianico and Montepulciano come from the Windmill Vineyard, both farmed organically. The vineyards are located outside of Woodland (Yolo County; Dunnigan Hills AVA). They are of moderate elevation and it gets quite warm during the day. 2017 was a bit of a respite from the previous warm vintages that had us picking in early August. We were able to wait a little bit longer this go around and start picking August 30th and again on September 12th.

For the second time, Barbera is dominant in the blend and it contributes vibrant natural acidity. The dry weather keeps the fruit very healthy, allowing us to use minimal sulfites in the vineyard.


Fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel, inoculated with yeast from the Piave region of Italy, aged in neutral barrels for five months with no sulfur added. Unfiltered.

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