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Nk'Mip Qwam Qwmt Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Canada, British Columbia
93 WSC
Nk'Mip Qwam Qwmt Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Qwam Qwmt (pronounced kw-em kw-empt) in the Okanagan language spoken by the Osoyoos Indian Band translates to ‘achieving excellence’. This estate wine is produced in very limited quantities and is deemed worthy of this distinctive title. Sourced primarily from the finest grapes grown on the 40 year old Inkameep Vineyards.

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Nk'Mip Cellars
Vintage 2018
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
¥6,050

Qwam Qwmt (pronounced kw-em kw-empt) in the Okanagan language spoken by the Osoyoos Indian Band translates to ‘achieving excellence’. This estate wine is produced in very limited quantities and is deemed worthy of this distinctive title. Sourced primarily from the finest grapes grown on the 40 year old Inkameep Vineyards.

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Nk'Mip Cellars
Vintage 2018
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.5%
Product Code B025R00118
UPC 836909004142
Inventory In Stock (40)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Aromas and flavours of cassis, spice, blackberry with some herbal notes. This wine has a rich and concentrated entry with tight but complete tannins that lead to a long-structured finish. A must try Cabernet Sauvignon.

Pairing

Prime rib, rack of lamb, braised beef short ribs, baked eggplant with mushroom and tomato sauce, sharp cheddar and aged gouda.

Cellaring

Enjoy through 2032

Press
93winescores.ca
Complete, lifted, velvety. It's been many years (nine, actually) since I have reviewed this wine and wow, can I say impressive. Sweet and velvety aromas of cassis, plumcake, vanilla, mocha, pencil shavings and pipe tobacco, bruised roses and baking spice. The palate is lifted and expressive, finely textured and animated. Very correct, complete and satisfying.
Reviews & Ratings

Gold Medal - WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada

Production

Appellation

BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Vinification

The grapes for this wine was sourced from the Nk'Mip Vineyard that is situated directly below the winery. Harvested on October 30th and 31st the fruit was gently destemmed and crushed to two separate SS fermentors. After 12 days of fermentation on the skins the wines were pressed into French oak barrels for 18 months of barrel aging prior to blending and bottling

Producer

Producer Description

Located in the hottest and driest part of Canada - Osoyoos - Nk'Mip Cellars is majority owned by over 500 Osoyoos Band members who secure and share a legacy of hard work and a passionate respect for nature. The word Nk’Mip translates to “Bottomland” in English, being located at the southern end of the Osoyoos reservation.

The centuries-old home of the Osoyoos Indian Reserve is about 13,000 hectares of Sonoran Desert landscape. Surrounded by time-weathered mountains and dotted by magnificent mirrored lakes, it reaches from Vernon to Tonasket and from Rock Creek to Princeton, with settlements including Osoyoos, Keremeos, Penticton and Kelowna owing their names to the Indigenous language.

Nk'Mip wines are regularly awarded top honours at International Competitions. We are excited to share these great wines with a great story with you here in Japan!
 

Justin Hall - Winemaker

Following graduation from high school, Justin approached Senior Randy Picton for a job at Nk’Mip cellars. He was awarded the glamorous task of cleaning equipment and hoses and became drawn to the idea of capturing a culture in a bottle of fine wine. He took on night classes at Okanagan University College, earning his certificates in the Winery Assistant and Viticulture programs. To learn the intricacies of a large winery and the many roles and responsibilities that go into the wine-making process, Justin travelled to West Australia to work the crush at Goundrey winery.

Justin returned to Nk’Mip Cellars after earning a post-graduate diploma in Enology and Viticulture from New Zealand’s Lincoln University, and assumed responsibility as Assistant Winemaker.  In May 2017, Justin was promoted to the role of Winemaker. A proud member of the Osoyoos Indian band, Justin works with Randy Picton to craft the award-winning wines of Nk’Mip Cellars.

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