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2016 Matthiasson Tendu Vermentino California (1.0 L)

America/United States, California
Matthiasson Tendu Vermentino 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

Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation California
Winery Matthiasson Family Vineyard
Vintage 2016
Color White
Varietal(s) 90% Vermentino, 10% old vine French Colombard
¥3,685  (incl. tax)

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

Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation California
Winery Matthiasson Family Vineyard
Vintage 2016
Color White
Varietal(s) 90% Vermentino, 10% old vine French Colombard
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Data
Closure Crown
Volume 1000ml
Bottle Size 750ml
Alcohol 10.3%
Product Code MTT1VT--16-1
UPC 866312000233
Inventory In Stock
Production

Vintage Notes

Our fifth year of Tendu white wine is once again based on Vermentino from the weathered, pink gravelly alluvium, very low fertility soils (Corning Series) called the Windmill Vineyard. The vineyard is located outside of Woodland in Yolo County (Dunnigan Hills AVA). It is ofmoderate elevation and it gets quite warm during the day. The warm season led to even faster ripening than normal in the hot Dunnigan Hills. The early harvest date (first part of August) kept the flavors very fresh. The added French Colombard contributed vibrant natural acidity despite the warm growing season. The dry weather kept the fruit very healthy, allowing us to use minimal sulfites in the vineyard. Other than yeast there were no other additives or fining agents.

Vinification

The separate lots were fermented in neutral barrels, inoculated with yeast from the Champagne region of France, no ML, no battonage, and sterile filtered (due to ML
being blocked).