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Bartier Bros. Cabernet Franc Cerqueira Vineyardtext
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16¼/20

Bartier Bros. Cabernet Franc Cerqueira Vineyard 2019

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is a very pure franc. Clean and insightful, it reflects the Bartier mantra to do whatever makes sense in the vineyard, and then do as little as possible in the winery. The fruit comes off the Black Sage Terrace home site, Cerqueira Vineyard, and mixes approximately ten percent merlot with franc to keep it supple and round. The nose and palate mix savoury red/black fruit with a hint of leaf and earth. It's native fermented, on skins for a day, and aged a year in French oak barrels. Flavours run from black plums to licorice root with an undercurrent of white pepper and light baking spices. A perfect steak wine. There is big value here that you can drink or hold.Tasted: 26 March 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 28.99 BCLS AB 26.99 select private retailers Producer: Bartier Bros.Distributors: Stile Brands
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 993139UPC: 628055147107