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Bartier Bros Cerqueira Vineyard Semillon 2016 Wine Review

Bartier Bros Cerqueira Vineyard Semillon 2016

Bartier Bros Cerqueira Vineyard Semillon 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC VQA, Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $19.90

Drink: 2018-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 11.6%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Bartier Bros

Natalie's Score: 91/100

So delicate yet so full of character! This lovely, elegant BC white wine is made from the Semillon grape. Aromas of peach blossom, honeydew and pear. Light-bodied with just enough acidity for fresh seafood.

This Bartier Bros Cerqueira Vineyard Semillon 2016 was reviewed on June 23, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Deborah Podurgiel Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Love, love, love the Cerqueira Vineyard Semillon from Bartier Bros. Year after year, the winery consistently delivers on this zesty, dry Semillon with layers of ripe Meyer lemons, honeyed stone fruit, soft spice and grassy flavours on the palate with its hallmark lingering dusty, flinty mineral finish. So good. Paired with grilled Argentinean shrimp.
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

If you are familiar with Semillon, buy it because you are going to try something new. If you aren't familiar with Semillon, buy it because it is cool and well made.
It comes from the single vineyard, called Cerqueira.
Medium lemon, extra dry, and subtle aromatically.
Look for melon, lemon, green olive, and pear. It is medium bodied and has good acodity. Sometimes Semillon can get too fat and overripe, sometimes it is made underripe (like in Hunter Valley, wjere that is an intentional result of when harvest happens). Bartier's straddles these kinds. It balances acidity, but has some good body.
What makes this particular wine unique is where it was made. Aside from being handled well by the winemakers (natural yeasts and low production), Cerqueira is located on the Black Sage Gravel Bar; a collection of glacial deposits (limestone, schist, gneiss among others).

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