Nk'Mip Cellars 2020 Qwam Qwmt Pinot Noir
Aromas of dark cherry, ripe strawberry, violets and spice lead to a soft entry with silky tannins and a nice acid backbone that contributes to a lengthy and elegant finish.
GOLD MEDAL - WINE ALIGN NATIONAL WINE AWARDS SILVER MEDAL - LONDON INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRITS COMPETITION BRONZE MEDAL - DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS
March and April saw cooler days - this thankfully shifted late April when temperatures rose to seasonal averages accelerating bud break to historical norms. May and June continued to be warmer than usual and cooled down in July. September was challenging - it was wetter than normal making it difficult to establish pick dates and caused fragile grapes to begin to see bits of botrytis. We got busy in harvesting susceptible varieties before the disease could affect the quality. Overall, while a challenging vintage, the overall quality of the 2019 wines is wonderful and, in some cases, exceptional.
The grapes were harvested from block G-South (clone 115), G-North (clone 115) and P2 (clones 667 and 777) all located at Inkameep Vineyards in Oliver, BC. Each of the parcels were fermented separately for a period of 7 to 10 days at which time they were gently pressed into 100% French oak barrels 25% of which were new. The wine aged for 10 months prior to final blending and filtration.
Food Pairing Notes
Grilled salmon, wild mushroom bruschetta and roasted duck are top recommendations for this Pinot Noir. Also pairs wonderfully with the following cheeses - Camembert, Gouda or Gruyere.
(Mar 11, 2016 at 6:12 AM)
Amazing wine. Nice full flavour. I will be buying!
(Jun 23, 2021 at 7:13 PM)
This is the second time buying this Pinot Noir Indeed the best Pinot Noir of the country Will be buying again