The Rich Miser

Caveman Wine Reviews: Depreville Demi Sec Ice Rosé

Note: This is a series I call Caveman Wine Reviews, because I like to drink wine but am a caveman when it comes to wine knowledge. I know only the basics, and do not have a refined palate. I’ll review the wines on price and what they look, smell, and taste like to me.

Wine: Depreville Demi Sec Ice Rosé

Grape: Does not seem to say on the bottle.

Bottom Line: A great pink sparkling wine that you are instructed to drink on ice. I did, and it was pure goodness. Very light-flavored, refreshing, and easy to drink.

Price: About $14.99 per 750ml bottle.

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5


It looks like my local Total Wine got some sort of deal on Depreville wines, because it was bursting with them. Depreville here, Depreville there, Depreville everywhere. I saw this one and was intrigued because the bottle tells you to drink it on ice. I’d never seen such a thing, so, of course, I bought it right away.

Origin: France. Vive la France!

Alcohol: 11.5%

Looks: A cool, jacketed bottle with the Depreville horses on it. The jacket makes it unusual and pretty neat. The wine itself is a pinkish-orange color.

Smell: It actually smelled pretty bad to me. A very dry smell that kept its great taste a secret.

Taste: Oh man, I really liked this. I filled up a wine glass with ice and then poured in the Depreville, and had a taste. It was very cold (duh), light, and refreshing. No strong tastes came though, although there were noticeable peach notes, sort of like a Bellini (you know, like those they make in the big glasses at Macaroni Grill) but much milder.

You could also describe it as tasting like alcoholic soda, but with less sugar.

Hangover Factor: Nothing unusual. I’m a male in reasonably good health born in 1983.

Final Thoughts

This is a great, refreshing, easy-to-drink sparkling wine. In fact, it’s so easy to get down that, if not careful, you could catch a serious buzz! I think I’m going to serve it at my next pool party.

Photo by TigerLilyEdition

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