2012 Nk'Mip Cellars Chardonnay

2012 Nk'Mip Cellars Chardonnay

Qwam Qwmt, Osoyoos, BC

Best Canadian White - 2014 Decanter wine awards

$25.00 Quantity

VARIETAL: Chardonnay

ALCOHOL: 13.60%

SIZE: 750ml

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Why We're Drinking It:

Awarded "BEST CANADIAN WHITE OVER £15" at the 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards

Aged in French oak to produce soft, supple hints of vanilla and pear, rounding to a buttery finish.

Tasting Notes:

Full oaked in French barrels for 10 months, this Chardonnay is soft, rich, and creamy. Extended lees contact gives depth and complexity with rich and nutty flavour, offering lots of caramel, marzipan, and pear. Enticing and aromatic with subtle layering of citrus, followed by a lingering mineral finish.

The Story to Know:

'This lakeside property is located on 1,200 acres of band land located in the town of Osoyoos. This southern Okanagan area is home to Canada's only pocket desert. With some of the most spectacular views in the Okanagan, this region is well known for its long, hot summer days and cool nights, mild winters and minimum rainfall. All of these factors contribute to this fabulous grape-growing region.

The winery was designed by Robert Mackenzie, a Penticton based architect, who has designed four other wineries in the southern Okanagan. The 18,000 square foot winery has the capacity to produce 18,000 cases or 162,000 litres. The winery is equipped to handle approximately 60% red grapes and 40% white. The varietals currently produced are Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Riesling Icewine and several red blends including the ultra premium Mer'r'iym Meritage blend. These grapes come from the Band's own Inkameep Vineyard as well as the vineyard that surrounds the winery.

Awarded "BEST CANADIAN WHITE OVER £15" at the 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards

Aged in French oak to produce soft, supple hints of vanilla and pear, rounding to a buttery finish.

Full oaked in French barrels for 10 months, this Chardonnay is soft, rich, and creamy. Extended lees contact gives depth and complexity with rich and nutty flavour, offering lots of caramel, marzipan, and pear. Enticing and aromatic with subtle layering of citrus, followed by a lingering mineral finish.

'This lakeside property is located on 1,200 acres of band land located in the town of Osoyoos. This southern Okanagan area is home to Canada's only pocket desert. With some of the most spectacular views in the Okanagan, this region is well known for its long, hot summer days and cool nights, mild winters and minimum rainfall. All of these factors contribute to this fabulous grape-growing region.

The winery was designed by Robert Mackenzie, a Penticton based architect, who has designed four other wineries in the southern Okanagan. The 18,000 square foot winery has the capacity to produce 18,000 cases or 162,000 litres. The winery is equipped to handle approximately 60% red grapes and 40% white. The varietals currently produced are Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Riesling Icewine and several red blends including the ultra premium Mer'r'iym Meritage blend. These grapes come from the Band's own Inkameep Vineyard as well as the vineyard that surrounds the winery.