Bartier Bros 2013 Semillon

Tasting Notes

Aromas of meyer lemons, sesame, fresh mown hay, and blood oranges are intense on this wine. These continue as flavours on a full-bodied palate, which is bright with refreshing acidity. All of the above continue through a long, crisp finish with an added sesame seed flavour. Very versatile for food, try it with a satay, sushi, ginger, grilled white fish and charcuterie just to name a few. 


Harvested on October 13th, the fruit was pressed whole clusters with the hard press fraction kept aside. Wild yeast fermentation took place in concrete and stainless steel tanks over the next 5 weeks, and was stopped using cold temperature with a small amount of residual sugar remaining in the wine. The wine was immediately racked from its yeast lees and allowed to age in stainless steel tanks for 7 months. The wine was clarified through filtration and bottled in mid-July, 2017.

Vineyard Notes

Below Black Sage Road betweek Oliver and Osoyoos, this vineyard has a gentle West facing slope.  The soils are a dense loam with limestone (calcuim carbonate) covered granite cobbles throughout a deep profile.  With the rough surface of the calcuim carbonate, water stressed vine roots seek out these rocks for the small amount of water to be found on this surface.



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