2017 Aphelion Arinna Rosé

McLaren Vale, SA

Fascinating, full-flavoured Grenache-based Rosé. Extremely limited!


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About The Wine

This is an experimental Rosé from the 2018 Young Gun of Wine, Rob Mack at Aphelion.

The grapes are a 50/50 split between Grenache and Mataro fermented and aged in very old oak, left to sit on lees for a year before bottling under a crown seal.

Rob is pushing the boundaries of this wine style here. The texture is lush and round, the creamy leesiness sits well in the wine while berry fruits abound.

Sick of light, insipid Rosé? want something with a little more punch? Check this out!

Only 22 dozen made.

About Aphelion Wines

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.

Rob Mack of Aphelion
Rob Mack of Aphelion
McLaren Vale, SA

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Powerful, robust style of Rosé. Strawberry, rich, sweet berried fruit and creamy leesy character. The body feels closer to a red wine than a Rosé but it's still so easy to knock back. Some raspberry pip and ripe fruit through the finish. Unabashed bolder style of Rosé and I like it. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

Equal portions of Grenache and Mataro from the Blewitt Springs and Whites Valley sub regions of McLaren Vale. A single barrel and the year spent in neutral oak on yeast lees has imparted a savoury edge and roundness to the wine. Unfined, unfiltered and under crown seal.

Blend : Grenache (50%), Mataro (50%)
Closure : Crown
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 22 dozen

Fruit picking at Aphelion
Fruit picking at Aphelion
McLaren Vale, SA

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