By Mike Thayer
Keeping things simple one night for dinner, a small charcuterie board, I needed something light to drink with that baguette, brie cheese and prosciutto.
Enter, Apothic Rose.
I've had the Apothic Red before and really liked it, so on this night, I decided on trying the Apothic Rose. TIP: Always have a Rose or two on hand in addition to your favorite whites or reds. Not only is it flexible with food pairings, there's going to be those times when a white or red just doesn't sound right. On this occasion, the Apothic Rose was a perfect choice with my impromptu charcuterie board.
Here's the description from the Apothic website: A refreshing wine that is light in color, yet dark in nature. Apothic Rosé offers crisp notes of strawberry, raspberry and watermelon. A touch of sweet fruit stays through to the finish, creating a refreshing take on a Rosé that's perfect day or night.
After reading about the layers of strawberry and watermelon flavors on the label, I kind of expected a fruity frontal assault when I opened the bottle. But the nose on this wine isn't too fruit forward, it's actually quite nice, almost too subtle. The first sip was indeed crisp, delivering on those notes of strawberry, watermelon along with a nice hint of raspberry. A little bit sweet, a little bit dry, this wine is light, yet rich in flavor. Providing a refreshing mouthfeel, this is a nicely balanced Rose, a great choice for any occasion.
Costing me about $12, I'm giving Apothic Rose 4 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars. It's reasonably priced, refreshing and a repeat buy. This is a Rose you'll be happy to have on hand. Chill 30 minutes before pouring.
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