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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Bartier Bros. Sémillon
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16½/20

Bartier Bros. Sémillon 2019

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Cerqueira Vineyard slopes south-west between Oliver and Osoyoos just below Black Sage Road, collecting the late day sun. It is the domain of winemaker Michael Bartier who speaks with a richness of thought but makes wine with a sparing hand. The ferment is all wild yeast, leaving a fresh white wine laced with savoury desert scrub, figs, and grassy undertones with a lick of mineral salts. Entirely ready to drink now, but it will effortlessly age as it goes down the nutty, honey-rich road to aged sémillon. Raw oysters are the match, or a freshly picked summer salad. Real wine.Tasted: 13 June 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 17.99 winery online/direct, select private retailers Producer: Bartier Bros.Distributors: Winery Direct
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Grape: SémillonCSPC: 245910UPC: 628055147152