#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions | Bartier Bros.

“In this series we bring you our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions which we personally recommend”

Yes, it’s that time of year once again. Time for you to get thinking about gift giving. We want to make it easy for you to give the perfect gift and so today we are launching our 2020 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions.

Joining us this year Bartier Bros. Vineyard and Winery from Oliver, BC. Here are some wine suggestions for yourself or some special people on your list. A very impressive lineup.

 Chardonnay 2018

NEW RELEASE

Apple, lime, peach, and pineapple, crisp, refreshing, gun-smoke finish

The 2018 Chardonnay is crisp and refreshing with flavours and aromas of apple, lime, peach, and pineapple, crisp, refreshing, gun-smoke finish.

The 2018 Chardonnay was whole cluster pressed followed by a cultured yeast fermentation at 17C. It then spent 6 months in stainless steel, sur lie.

Cerquiera Vineyard, Black Sage Terrace, Oliver, BC

$22.99 available online

Gewurztraminer 2019

Aromatic and intense.

The 2018 Gewurztraminer has very intense floral and fruity aromas and flavours. Low residual sugar is balanced with bright acidity and slight CO2 on palate.

The 2018 Gewurztraminer was hand-picked on September 18, 2018 and was whole custer pressed with a cultured yeast fermentation at 16.5C in stainless steel for seven months

Lone Pine Vineyard, Summerland, BC

$18.99 available online

Semillon 2018

NEW RELEASE

Lively and fresh with a lingering finish

The 2019 Semillon has flavours and aromas of apricot, honeydew, peach, and stoney aromas and flavours. Dry, minerally, fresh mouthfeel and finish.

The 2019 Semillon was whole cluster pressed, followed by ferment at 14 – 16° C. After fermentation it spent 6 months in stainless steel.

Cerquiera Vineyard, Black Sage Terrace, Oliver, BC

Merlot 2018

Bright fruit, great structure – the whole package.

The 2018 Merlot is full of blueberry, cherry aromas and flavours with notes of smoke and wet-stone and gun-flint on the finish.

The 2018 Merlot was harvested from our Cerquiera Vineyard on the Black Sage Terrace in Oliver, BC on between October 6-8, 2018 and was crushed and de-stemmed into open fermenters, where it sat on skins for 19 days while fermenting at 25-30C. It then spent 13 months in 225 litre neutral French oak barrels. It is unfined and unfiltered.

Cerquiera Vineyard, Black Sage Terrace, Oliver, BC

$22.99 available online

Cabernet Franc 2018

Silky tannins, long finish.

The aromas and flavours of this Cabernet Franc are dominated by blackberry and blueberry with a hint of smokiness throughout. It is elegant with soft tannins and a stoney, flinty finish.

The 2018 Cabernet Franc was harvested from our Cerquiera Vineyard on the Black Sage Terrace in Oliver, BC on October 30, 2018 and was crushed and de-stemmed into one and five ton open fermenters, where it sat on skins for 19 days. It then spent 14 months in 225 litre neutral French oak barrels.

Cerquiera Vineyard, Black Sage Terrace, Oliver, BC

$25.99 available online

The Goal 2018

 

Named in honour of the 1955 World Champion Penticton Vees

Full bodied, structured, elegant, and age worthy.

Growing up in the Okanagan, the Vees story was always inspiring. An Okanagan story describing hard work and an attitude of getting the job done – of course it should be on a wine label!

$36.99 available online

Cerqueira Vineyard

On the lower side of Black Sage Road between Oliver and Osoyoos, this vineyard has a gentle West facing slope. The soils are a heavy, slightly sandy loam with calcium carbonate covered granite cobbles throughout a deep profile. With the rough surface of the calcium carbonate, vine roots seek out these rocks for the small amount of water to be found on this surface. It is controversial to say that these vines are “feeding” off these minerals, but that’s exactly what we believe is happening and it shows in the wines.

Lone Pine Vineyard

Located in Summerland, BC, Lone Pine Vineyard straddles a small ridge with a slight and mild West exposure leading over the ridge to a steep East exposure. The vineyard is in the transition zone from the ancient volcanic cone of Giant’s Head Mountain to the silt glacier formed banks above Okanagan Lake. The soils and sub-soils are dense with many granite cobbles present which aide in drainage

“We are from and of this valley. We grew up here, we know it, we love it, and we are responsible to it.”

– Michael & Don Bartier

Bartier Bros.

email: wine@nullbartierbros.com
tasting_room@nullbartierbros.com
250-487-9667
4821 Ryegrass Road, Oliver, BC

Feature image, and tasting notes courtesy of the winery. Feature image photo credit: Lionel Trudel Bottle shots MyVanCity. I received one complimentary bottle of each of the wines to facilitate this feature.

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