Aphelion began in 2014 when Rob Mack and his wife Louise Rhodes returned to McLaren Vale to concentrate on hand crafted small batch winemaking. They work with a number of growers across the region who work the soils in environmentally sustainable ways.
Sourced from gnarly, 80-year-old bush vines rooted in the sandy soils of Blewitt Springs, this fresh and vital version of Grenache is set to a "Drink-Me-Now" tempo. There's tension and beauty in this release, which is to say, it's McLaren Vale Grenache at its most irresistible. 2018 gave Rob fruit with high toned aromatics and silky texture. It's right on the money as a modern example of McLaren Vale Grenache. The palate is juicy with bright acidity that gives the wine good length of flavour. Complex red berry flavours mix with soft spice and savoury complexity thanks to the whole bunch and extended maceration ferments that form part of this blend. Light to medium bodied with soft tannins.
Winner of 2017 Young Gun of Wine ‘Best New Act’