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Bartier Bros. Merlottext

Bartier Bros. Merlot 2013

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom the famed Cerqueira Vineyard in the southern Okanagan, this wild ferment, unfined and unfiltered merlot carries the earthy warmth of the desert sun through pure, herb-textured black cherry and black plum. Earthy bramble and wild sage are woven throughout this medium bodied merlot, lifted with a swell of acidity and hemmed in with grippy and ripe tannins, finishing with a dusty dark cocoa note. Thirty percent whole berry and vertical basket press to thin staved neutral French tip this in your favour. This elegant and restrained merlot is drinking very well now upon release, but will continue to knit with 3-5 years.Tasted: 10 March 2016Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Treve RingPrices: BC 23.39 winery direct, VQA shops Producer: Bartier Bros.Distributors: Stile Brands
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 418673UPC: 626990162742