Nk'Mip Cellars 2021 Winemaker's Pinot Blanc
Pineapple and tropical notes followed by a crisp, racy finish notes of citrus with an underlying mineral nuance.
SILVER MEDAL - WINE ALIGN NATIONAL WINE AWARDS
A cool, wet March and first half of April had us concerned that we may be headed for a late bud break and difficult start to the growing season. However, towards the end of April the weather changed dramatically, and temperatures rose to well above seasonal averages, accelerating bud break to close to historical norms. June and July were good growing months and August brought smoke from the many fires burning around the northwest. Skies cleared and early September was cool – ideal for the whites and Pinot Noir, but we were beginning to get worried about the bigger reds. We saw an October to remember - very sunny and dry, hitting day time temperatures of 16°- 17C° in Osoyoos, while nighttime temperatures were staying just above the freezing mark, allowing for an extended hang time and a great conclusion to another fine Okanagan vintage!
The grapes were whole cluster pressed, cold settled, and racked into stainless steel tanks. We ferment the Pinot Blanc with specially selected fruit enhancing yeast which ferment to complete dryness. After fermentation, the wines are blended together to create a beautiful example of clean crisp white wine from Nk'mip Cellars.
This wine is bright and lively with an explosion of pineapple and tropical notes followed by a crisp, racy finish. Generous notes of citrus with an underlying mineral nuance complete this well-balanced wine.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine will pair well with many foods, especially seafood, and mild cheeses (Cheddar, Brie, Mozzarella). Our WInemaker's personal recommendation is to pair this wine with seafood fettuccini alfredo.