100% Cortese, more often found in the cheap and cheerful whites of Piedmont, particularly Gavi! This white originates from the Lost Slough vineyard, located on the Sacramento River Delta - a site that benefits from cool breezes and good diurnal temperature variation, meaning the grapes retain excellent freshness. Fresh and fruity, but with a pleasant, deceptive oomph to the palate - orange peel, soft spice and stone fruits - fuzzy apricots and peaches with a hint of texture. Like all of Steve’s wines, it overdelivers, and is a delightful expression of this Italian grape. Bit of a change up for 2018. Gone are the crown caps and 1 litre bottles! In a move to be environmentally conscious, Steve has opted for American made lightweight glass bottles and compostable corks.
The second label from Steve & Jill Matthiasson, who are better known for their pure, balanced wines with some pretty high end price tags and scarcity due to the immense demand for them. 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.