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Aphelion The Confluence Grenache - McLaren Vale

Aphelion The Confluence Grenache - McLaren Vale

Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Aphelion
Region: South Australia
Alc: 14.3%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

95 POINTS
James Halliday (The Australian)
93 POINTS
The Real Review

$30.00: wine of the week
$360.00: per case of 12
$35.00: reg price

This complex, aromatic, food friendly, but fantastically drinkable wine evolves in your glass. Good structure and length. Carries our signature savoury finish.

A blend of whole berry (75%) and whole bunch (25%) ferments. Majority free run juice with a small percentage of light pressings. Aged in neutral French oak puncheons and foudre for nine months before blending and bottling. Unfined & unfiltered.

TROPHY WINNER
Australia & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show 2019

GOLD MEDAL

Class 17, Grenache 2018 or Younger, 95 Points McLaren Vale Wine Show 2019

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Our notes

After following his intelligent comments closely on Winefront we were lucky enough recently to taste through the excellent wines of tiny Mclaren Vale producer Aphelion with winemaker Rob Mack.

Aphelion was founded in 2015 by Rob and his wife Lou and has since then etched out a superb reputation for crafting elegant Blewitt Springs Grenache from gnarly 80 year old bush vines. A labor of love for the duo Rob’s minimal intervention winemaking and gentle touch shines through in this wonderful wine.

However due to recent accolades including 95 Points from James Halliday, this wine has almost sold out, so this is your last chance to secure a case or a few bottles. Yes, quality Australian Grenache, particularly from McLaren Vale continues to impress us.

This is a beauty and drinking really well now!

Reviews


95 POINTS
James Halliday (The Australian)
From two vineyards in Blewitt Springs, one 80 years old, the other 50, 75% whole berry/25% whole bunch, free-run juice, matured in used French puncheons and a foudre for 9 months. Delicious red fruits of every persuasion; excellent texture. Unfined, unflitered. The Weekend Australian Magazine, 24 November, 2019

James Halliday


93 POINTS
The Real Review
Medium to deep red/purple colour, with a sweetly aromatic cherry-spice aroma, with charm and depth. The wine is soft and fruity in the mouth with sweetness and silky texture. An easy wine to enjoy young, its future trajectory all but guaranteed by the subregional provenance. A very stylish wine with intensity, charm and poise. The Real Review, 25 February, 2019

Huon Hooke


Producers notes

Straight out of the blocks, this new wine label established in 2014 by husband and wife Rob and Louise Mack has already gained a strong reputation for quality and value. Pedigreed winemaker Rob Mack concentrates on grape varieties that thrive in the Mediterranean climate of McLaren Vale, producing stylish Grenache as well as other regionally emerging varieties, such as Mataro and Sagrantino.

They craft their wines to match the foods they love to eat - Italian, Mediterranean, and Asian. It starts with the sun and the earth. Aphelion Wine Co.’s growers are passionate about producing premium, hand tended grapes from only the most select, unique parcels of land.

*2018 Young Gun Winemaker of the Year Award Winner*

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