Apothic crafts true originals, beginning with rich, bold red wines that launched a daring legacy. Visionary Winemaker Deb Juergenson challenges convention with a portfolio of intriguing blends, daring varietals and limited-edition seasonal releases. Wonder what’s next? Just watch. You won’t be disappointed.
ABOUT THE WINE:
The 2020 Apothic Rosé is a light, refreshing wine with a dark nature. Aromas of rose petals and honey open, revealing notes of dark cherry, black raspberry and ripe strawberry on a clean mouthfeel. The finish is long with a burst of watermelon at the end.
California’s 2020 vintage experienced a cool, mild growing season with an accelerated heat spell in August, resulting in early ripening. Vintage 2020 grapes show vibrant acidity and concentrated flavor. We explored the state to find the best fruit for this blend from the heart of the Central Valley and Lodi. We harvested at the peak of quality to make a light-bodied, crisp and refreshing Rosé.
Most of the fruit was harvested at night to limit color extraction. The grapes were delivered in whole clusters to our membrane presses for the gentlest processing possible. We kept fermentation temperatures cool to preserve delicate red fruit aromas. A small portion of the blend underwent malolactic fermentation and lees stirring to create a soft, refreshing mouthfeel. The wine was kept cool until blending to maintain a perfect balance of acid and fruit.
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