Aphelion
‘The Confluence’ Grenache 2018
McLaren Vale, South Australia

$35.00

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Style: Red: Warm climate Pinot Noir, layered, complex.

Producer: Aphelion

Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia

Grape: Grenache | Shiraz

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Sand & Clay

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: French oak puncheons and foudre for nine months before blending.

Alcohol: 14.3%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: 30 minutes prior to serving

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Bright, pure red fruits jump from the glass with strawberries, cranberries and red currents. The palate is silky. Fine lacy tannins support and soft core of bright fruits. There’s wonderful layers of savoury complexity here too. Orange zest, dried leaf and spice.

Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

Rob Mack, the man behind the label. Clearly a talented individual, who since 2015 has captured the attention of the wine world with his take on this region and grape. After having a wine epiphany over a bottle of Barolo (I can’t blame him!) he threw away his previous career, jumping head first into a winemaking degree at Charles Sturt University. Rob picked up hands on experience along the way working at places like Kilikanoon in the Clare Valley, but his voice and direction became well-honed on his own label, Aphelion.

Description

Review

Style: Red: Warm climate Pinot Noir, layered, complex.

Producer: Aphelion

Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia

Grape: Grenache | Shiraz

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Sand & Clay

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: French oak puncheons and foudre for nine months before blending.

Alcohol: 14.3%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: 30 minutes prior to serving

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Bright, pure red fruits jump from the glass with strawberries, cranberries and red currents. The palate is silky. Fine lacy tannins support and soft core of bright fruits. There’s wonderful layers of savoury complexity here too. Orange zest, dried leaf and spice.

Sebastian Crowther MS