- Published: 13 October 2020 13 October 2020
In these days of COVID chaos, anything that strokes, as opposed to stokes, the nerves is absorbed into our sphere of comfort with easiness.
So it was that this sample of the new single varietal wine from Apothic was opened after an arduous drive across France, reaching the foothills of the famed Volvic mountain near Clermont-Ferrand.
The name Apothic suggests something medicinal and soothing and so I am very pleased to report that it didn’t disappoint. A dark evocative ruby hue with aromas of cherry, violets and mocha set the scene. It is the texture that really sets it off though. Very smooth, silky, full-bodied but not jammy.
Easily pairs with seasonal meats and roasted vegetables, or even, as we did, almost alone with nibbles. At £9.50 in the UK, this is really very well priced.
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