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Bartier Bros. Merlot Cerqueira Vineyardtext

Bartier Bros. Merlot Cerqueira Vineyard 2021

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaWinemaker Michael Bartier is all about place and purity of fruit. Doing less is a way of life at Bartier. Look for blueberry here, with a juicy, mineral undercurrent. Tannins are always moderate and silky as they fade into a long, savoury, salty, bright Okanagan finish. The wine spends 14 weeks in neutral French oak barrels where the oxygen works its magic. The fruit is farmed from their home Cerqueira Vineyard, on the Black Sage Terrace. Drink or hold.Tasted: 12 June 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$22.99750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants
AB$21.99750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Bartier Bros.Distributors: Stile Brands
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 225706UPC: 628055147114