Apothic Dark seamlessly integrates flavors of blueberry and blackberry with enticing notes of coffee and dark chocolate for a rich and smooth mouthfeel with layers of texture.
Apothic is a true original. Named for the mysterious place, Apotheca, where vintners stored their most coveted concoctions in 13th century Europe, Apothic blends fuse Old World intrigue with modern sophistication. Winemaker Debbie Juergenson lets the character and flavor of each varietal guide the shape of her wines. In addition to the two bold wines that started it all – Apothic Red and Apothic White – Debbie offers a selection of limited release blends.
A majority of the grapes in Apothic Dark were selected from Lodi, where the intense sunlight and diverse soil structure create layers of complexity. With a steady growing season and an early harvest, the 2013 vintage in California produced high quality grapes. Healthy winter rains gave way to an incredibly dry and mild spring and summer. Across the state, harvest yielded grapes with a great balance of acidity and sugar.
In the cellar, the grapes for Apothic Dark were fermented at a maximum of 90° to increase the extraction of dark jammy fruit characteristics. Fermentation occurred in temperature-controlled cone-sweep and upright tanks for up to seven days. A variety of yeasts were used to bring out unique flavors and features from each lot. Following fermentation, the wine was influenced by a variety of oak to add complexity and enhance the coffee and dark chocolate flavors. - Winery
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