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2016 Aphelion Mataro

McLaren Vale, SA

Spiced and seductive small-batch Mataro. Only 65 dozen made.

$29.00

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Mataro – so often blended away, this dark and brooding beauty has a bright and aromatic side too. 

Rob Mack, Owner/winemaker

About The Wine

While Grenache may be the main thrust of the Aphelion project, cameos from other oft-neglected varieties often appear.

Here Rob Mack makes his case for single varietal Mataro. Through careful and judicious winemaking, Rob has uncovered a lovely example of Mataro. Smooth, meaty and spiced - the extended time on skins lending velvety texture and great mouthfeel to the finished wine.

It received 94 points from Gary Walsh and only 65 dozen were made. These sorts of wines don't hang around for long.

About Aphelion

Aphelion was established by Rob Mack and Louise Rhodes with a clear vision. They had one thing on their mind, to craft: "Genuine, Authentic, Quality McLaren Vale Grenache."

A couple of vintages in and they are right on the money. They have close relationships with local growers in the Vale who provide them with excellent Grenache fruit and Rob's deft touch in the winery takes care of the rest. 

The range is slowly growing, as is their family. Their investigation into their pet variety deepening, as is their fan base. The small batches of wine that come out of the Aphelion stable should have a close eye kept on them, most often there's something exciting and great value in the bottle.

An intense Rob Mack at work
An intense Rob Mack at work
Aphelion HQ, McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"There’s a distinct aniseed perfume here, and plenty of exotic spice, honey and dried herbs, red and black berries. Medium bodied, subtle earthiness, beautiful soft suede-like tannin, clean acidity, and that kick of fennel or star anise on the finish again. Didn’t take long too form an opinion on this wine." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Mataro – so often blended away, this dark and brooding beauty has a bright and aromatic side too. Coaxed out by careful winemaking technique, such as extended maceration on skins, has yielded a rare beauty.

Blend : Mataro (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 65 dozen

Grenache nearly ready to be picked for Aphelion Grenache
Grenache nearly ready to be picked for Aphelion Grenache
McLaren Vale, SA
Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 15km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here (under the 'Delivery Questions' section). If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

Yes we offer volume discounts on larger orders. Orders over $499 get a 5% and orders over $999 get a 10% discount. This will be automatically applied during checkout.

How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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