2019 Aphelion The Affinity Grenache Mataro Shiraz

A perfectly pitched McLaren Vale red blend from one of the country's best-value emerging producers.

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The 2018 Young Gun of Wine, Rob Mack, while not as young as he was, continues his hot streak with this cracking GMS blend. His ethereal expressions of Rhone varieties from McLaren Vale are making plenty of people sit up and take notice.

Here Rob walks the tightrope of fruit weight, freshness and balance, with Grenache, Mataro, and Shiraz all playing their part in this excellent modern example of a classic blend.

With not a hair out of place, this is a great example of Rob's finesse in the winery and on the blending bench.

It's an absolute steal for those seeking sleek, modern red wines from SA.

The Affinity 2019 Grenache Mataro Shiraz is a key flagstone wine for us. We are known for our Grenache-based wines and our Affinity is a perfect example of complex, delicious wine that is much greater than the sum of its premium parts.

A blend of 3 parcels of Blewitt Springs Grenache, 4 parcels of McLaren Vale Mataro and 1 parcel of McLaren Vale Shiraz results in a wine with oodles of complexity. Good roundness of fruit flavour on the mid palate leads to a savoury finish with powdery tannin.

Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Blend: Grenache (55%), Mataro (45%), Shiraz (5%)
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93 Points - "To Affinity, and beyond. 50% Grenache, 45% Mataro, and 5% Shiraz. 400 dozen made.

Spicy, cherry and raspberry, almost a beef sandwich with pickle and mustard savoury thing happening (which would have to be ‘double cut’, in South Australia, no doubt). There’s also some rosy and lipstick perfume, and a general brightness and crunch to the wine. Nutty and spicy, dried herb, gentle grip of tannin, and a chalky, sappy finish of fine length. It’s a little off the mainstream, in many ways, but none the worse for that. Like this." - Gary Walsh (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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