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2017 Aphelion Confluence Grenache

McLaren Vale, SA

The beautiful 2017 composite blend from this McLaren Vale Grenache specialist.

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$29.00

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Feels sophisticated, very even. A very impressive, delicate grenache here.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Crafting McLaren Vale Grenache is the main game for Rob Mack and Louise Rhodes at Aphelion. It's a game they are very skilled at. Every egg a bird, as they say. 

Sourced predominantly from gnarly, 80-year-old bush vines rooted in the sandy soils of Blewitt Springs, this fresh and vital version of Grenache is set decidedly to a "Drink-Me-Now" tempo. It's the composite blend of the three Aphelion Grenaches, combining both the 100% whole berry and 100% whole bunch wines into one seamless wine.

There's tension and beauty in this release, which is to say, it's McLaren Vale Grenache at its most irresistible. 2017 gave Rob fruit with high toned aromatics and silky texture. It's right on the money as a modern example of McLaren Vale Grenache.

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
Additional Info

From The Producer

Like an artist, the winemaker takes their palette of colours and flavours and combines them together in precise proportions to create something bigger, better than the sum of it’s parts. So it is with our 2017 Confluence Grenache.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 14.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"A nice mesh of glossy texture, sweetish fruit characters, savoury-earthy-briary notes. Has a succulence to texture, also a gentle sweetness, a firm web of tannins lending structure, a cool, red-green berry spectrum to finish. Quite reserved, structured, fine in its presence, which leaves you searching for more in that enjoyable, moreish way. Feels sophisticated, very even. A very impressive, delicate grenache here." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-picked, open-fermented with 15% whole bunches, 15% kept on skins post-ferment for 3 months, matured for 8 months in used oak. Interesting wine, with a heightened juicy flavour profile, presumably from the extended skin contact. The overall mouthfeel has more complexity than its siblings, the flavour profile similar." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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