Nk'Mip Cellars 2018 Qwam Qwmt Syrah
This Syrah weaves intricate flavours of wild field blueberries, spice aromatics and cedar shavings. A medium structured wine with obvious flavours of cracked pepper; classic smoked meats and dried plum followed by a well-balanced and supple vanilla finish.
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A cool, wet March & April had us concerned about a difficult start to the growing season however, the weather improved, and temperatures rose above seasonal averages accelerating bud break. May was warmer than usual and the spike in temperature and a warm June & July accelerated the vine growth. Early August was cooler than normal as we were inundated with smoke from the fires to the northwest. Skies cleared and into September we had similar accumulated heat units as in 2016 & 2017. September was cool – ideal for the whites and Pinot Noir. Thankfully for the reds, we had a warm, sunny October allowing for an extended hang time and a great conclusion to another Okanagan vintage.
This wine is made from grapes sourced on the Nk'Mip and Driver vineyards located adjacent to the winery. The grapes were harvested on October 28th and 29th. Each of the blocks were fermented separately spending an average of 8 days on the skins. After 18 months in French oak barrels the wines were blended and filtered prior to bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
Herb-crusted lamb, smoked duck breast, braised beef short ribs, or barbecued rib-eye steaks. Grilled meats and caramelized vegetables are ideal for matching the intensity of our Syrah. Also wonderful with Gouda cheese.
Dryness level: Dry
Janine Van Gaans
(May 13, 2016 at 10:47 PM)
Amazing bottle of wine - so sad it is out of stock as I'm on my last bottle!
(Jan 7, 2020 at 1:37 PM)
I found a bottle of the 2014 in my cellar and it was very good! Very balanced fruit. Nice pepper notes. Clean finish. I have not tried the latest vintage but I am looking forward to it.
(Dec 2, 2020 at 8:08 AM)
AMAZING BOTTLE HARD TO FIND .. WORTH THE PRICE SUPER SUCKS ITS OUT OF STOCK.. ANYONE KNOW WHEN IT WILL BE AVAILABLE ?