Apothic White Winemaker's Blend
Apothic crafts true originals, beginning with rich, bold red wines that launched a daring legacy. Visionary Winemaker Deb Juergenson and her team 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 2021 Apothic White is a vibrant blend of four varietals grown from California and Washington state. Chardonnay leads the blend while Pinot Gris, Riesling and Viognier add fragrant aromas and complexity. Layers of green apple, lemon zest and tree-ripened apricot open to a palate layered with notes of white peach and vanilla undertones. The finish is bright and crisp.
Ongoing drought conditions throughout California caused a slight reduction in crop size in 2021. Mild summer conditions allowed the fruit to take its time ripening and developing optimal flavor concentration. Washington state experienced some prolonged heat spells, which also caused a slight drop in crop size. Harvest in both viticultural regions produced yields of high-quality grapes with excellent quality.
To retain the natural characteristics of each varietal, we fermented the blend at cool temperatures. The Pinot Grigio, Viognier and Riesling were fermented 100% in stainless steel tanks to preserve delicate fruit aromas. Select lots of Chardonnay were fermented and aged on oak to add a touch of vanilla before undergoing malolactic fermentation to enhance fruit character.
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