Tendu by Steve Matthiasson 2018
Aglianco-Montepulciano-Cinsault-Carignane. California, U.S.A
49% Barbera, just under than 20% each of Aglianico and Montepulciano, with the remaining 12-13% Cinsault and Carignane, from two sites in the warm Dunnigan Hills.
Delicious cherry fruit and blossom, almost cherry drop sweets with ripe strawberries and tart cranberries. Racy and so alive! The sort of bottle you want to grab off the rack when you get home and crack open. You’re safe and in for a treat!
This is the second label from Jill and Steve Matthiasson, who are better known for their pure, balanced wines with some pretty high end price tags! As well as producing these wines, Steve also consults for some of California's biggest names, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and the Long Term Wine Co (also available from Nekter!) Away from all these fancy titles and wines, the Tendu brand was created to produce the ultimate Californian bbq wine -high quality fruit, hand crafted to create something fun, fresh and easy drinking. Tendu translates as tense, and these are vibrant wines, just the easy drinking ticket!