Nk'Mip Cellars Pinot Blanc Okanagan Valley Vqa 2005

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NK’Mip (that’s ‘Ink-a-meep’ for those struggling with the pronunciation) means ‘the place where the creek joins the lake’ and in the wine-making world represents a joint venture between the Osoyoos Indian Band of the Okanagan, and Vincor International. The first aboriginally owned and operated vineyard in North America has had success with this variety and their 2005 attests to that strength. Whole bunch pressed and stainless fermented, NK’Mip’s Pinot Blanc makes for a great refresher, with welcome depth. An enchanting nose of pineapple, banana, and peach is lightened by floral undertones and given a bit of liveliness thanks to citrus and apple aromas. Smooth textured and medium-bodied, this wine begins with warm tropical fruits balanced by the zip of a citrusy, satisfying finish. While perfectly capable on its own, pair with fettucini alfredo or pasta primavera to savour the richness and appreciate the bite.

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The winery site is one of the most attractive in the South Okanagan with outstanding views in a setting of natural beauty. Situated on a bench overlooking the shores of Osoyoos Lake, the site is adjacent to a tract of natural desert land while the newly planted vineyards and orchards provide a stunning contrast. The Band shares its history and traditions with those who visit the winery. Tour... Read more
The winery site is one of the most attractive in the South Okanagan with outstanding views in a setting of natural beauty. Situated on a bench overlooking the shores of Osoyoos Lake, the site is adjacent to a tract of natural desert land while the newly planted vineyards and orchards provide a stunning contrast. The Band shares its history and traditions with those who visit the winery. Tour experiences at the winery are enhanced through the architecture, designed and constructed to display native art and artifacts, and enhance the beauty and unique nature of the wild sage desert surroundings. From the early years of ranching, trading and small farms, the people of the Osoyoos Indian Band have continued to change with the times. The Band has a long history of growing grapes and owns 230 acres at the Inkameep Vineyard that were first planted in 1968. Under the expertise of trained viticulturalist Sam Baptise, new varieties are being planted each year to meet current market demands. Currently, Inkameep Vineyard is micro-managing 40 acres of this vineyard for Nk'Mip Cellars' wine production. Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are all sourced from Inkameep Vineyard. In addition to the original site, huge vineyards have since been planted and now sprawl across the Band's 32,000 acres. These are operated under long-term leases with several wineries. In total 1,155 acres of vines are planted on the Band's land, with plans for an additional 100 to 200 acres within the next year. 25 percent of the total acreage planted in the Okanagan Valley is on the Band's land. Read less
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Snooth User: Grape Juice
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06/27/2007

NK’Mip (that’s ‘Ink-a-meep’ for those struggling with the pronunciation) means ‘the place where the creek joins the lake’ and in the wine-making world represents a joint venture between the Osoyoos Indian Band of the Okanagan, and Vincor International. The first aboriginally owned and operated vineyard in North America has had success with this variety and their 2005 attests to that strength. Whole bunch pressed and stainless fermented, NK’Mip’s Pinot Blanc makes for a great refresher, with welcome depth. An enchanting nose of pineapple, banana, and peach is lightened by floral undertones and given a bit of liveliness thanks to citrus and apple aromas. Smooth textured and medium-bodied, this wine begins with warm tropical fruits balanced by the zip of a citrusy, satisfying finish. While perfectly capable on its own, pair with fettucini alfredo or pasta primavera to savour the richness and appreciate the bite.




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