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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
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
Shipping

Shipping & Delivery

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