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Bartier Bros. Chardonnay Cerqueira Vineyard
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Bartier Bros. Chardonnay Cerqueira Vineyard 2019

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Cerqueira Vineyard is located on the Black Sage Terrace, a bench full of granite glacial till with widely occurring calcium sulphate precipitates, southeast of the town of Oliver. The Bartier chardonnay turned the corner in 2019, adding a creamy character and a touch of fatness that amps up the texture and staying power of this wonderfully mineral, stony affair. There is no wood here, but six months in stainless steel, in contact with its lees, adds to its stylish finish. This year the limey, apple, pineapple citrus notes take a back seat to the texture and smoky flinty notes. It is the New Okanagan.Tasted: 11 June 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 19.99 BCLS, private liquor stores, winery direct AB 23.99 private wine shops Producer: Bartier Bros.Distributors: Winery Direct
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Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 210211UPC: 628055147169