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Bartier Bros. Semillontext
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16½/20

Bartier Bros. Semillon 2014

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Cerqueira Vineyard is a special site of gently western sloping vineyard land on the lower side of Black Sage Road, nestled between Oliver and Osoyoos. The soils are laced with granite cobbles coated with calcium carbonate, and all the wines of the site have a special character, easily tasted through the lens of Michael Bartier. Here wild yeast and partial concrete fermentation ups the complexity of the oily grape. This semillon shows intense and striking medicinal herb-laced yellow fruit (cherries, quince), green fig, apricot fuzz, subtle elderflower, thorny desert bush, mineral salts. Though lean and narrow, with lively, almost prickly acidity, the concentrated, oily semillon lends a textured generosity to the palate which is highly alluring. Drinking lovely now in youth, but will last 10+ years. Looking forward to tasting with some age.Tasted: 01 March 2016Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 20.00 winery direct, private and VQA wine shops Producer: Bartier Bros.Distributors: Stile Brands
Grape: SémillonCSPC: 487900UPC: 626990151241