We love it when our wines get reviewed. We love it so much, we just had to share! See what Jurgen Gothe, of The Straight, had to say about our Bartier.Scholefield wines!
“HAYWIRE AND BARTIER Scholefield wines have a lot of similarities. Both are made by Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland. The same principals are on the winemaking team. With a few little differences, both make red, white, and pink wines, and each winery has a similar portfolio.
The following three blends are from the 2011 vintage, each is released under the B•S label, and they are all very well-made, affordable blends.
B•S White Table Wine 2011 (310 cases made)
I love this one best of all, with its spicy edge of fruit in front. The unique blend is produced from Summerland Chardonnay and Oliver Pinot Gris.
B•S Rose Table Wine 2011 (214 cases)
Much of this may be gone by now—try the winery first, atwww.okanagancrushpad.com/. This is produced entirely from Gamay Noir, as noted by
Matt Dumayne, originally from New Zealand and here working with chief winemaker Michael Bartier. It’s “lightly tannic as all good rosés ought to be…[with] frolicsome undertones of red berries.” A great food companion, very juicy and fruity, it works very well with deli meats and cheeses, sushi, and oysters.
B•S Red Table Wine 2011 (408 cases)
Another winemakers’ quote: “A blend of Merlot with a supporting cast of Syrah, Pinot Noir and Gamay Noir.” Nearly a Meritage, slightly jammy.
Here’s a suggestion: open all three and serve them with your best bouillabaisse, and see which wine works best with the fish stew. The white shows very fresh berry fruit, the rosé offers up hints of sage and stone fruit, and the red wants barbecued meat and hard cheese.”
For the full online review – Click Here.
For a list of where you can find these wines, click http://carpediemwinesales.com/where-to-find-our-bc-wines/bartier-scholefield/
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