2018 Aphelion The Emergent Mataro

Aphelion |McLaren Vale |Mataro/Mourvedre
Energetic, fruit-drenched Mataro from a modern McLaren Vale star.

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Description

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, fleshy and spiced - the extended time on skins lending velvety texture and great mouthfeel to the finished wine.

Emergent Mataro 2018 has a special place in Rob’s heart. Savoury herbs, dark fruit, aromatic and easy to sip and savour by itself while being bold enough to enhance your meal.


The aromatics of this wine jump out the glass with sage, cherry spice and fresh almonds. Powdery tannins provide a canvas for the flavours that wash across the medium bodied palate, and bright acidity keeps the wine fresh and vibrant. Our 2018 Mataro has a very long finish and persistent drive with an elegant fruit profile.

89 Points - "The 2017 version of this wine was structured and detailed, this is more in the warm-hearted, easy drinking zone. Nice to see changes in vintage, but sort of a shame to lose the more serious, architectural mataro rendition. I like this wine but in a different way.

It’s sweet. Straight up. Jammy fruit characters rush around faint herbal and sweet earthy detail, but even the texture is that mouth-feel after you’ve sucked on a boiled lolly or similar. Coats palate in cherry-sweet jubey character, blackcurrant pastille, booze-soaked berries. You see a flash of tannin to close, a sprig of herbs, a tang of some acidity, but it’s a jolly wine that emerges over a more serious one. That being said, I see a chill in its future and it’s of easy pleasure." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews

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 is 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, more often than not there's something exciting and great value in the bottle.

Winemaker Rob Mack Aphelion

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