Has a lovely feel across the palate that gives a sense of unforced elegance.
About the Wine
The Tendance by Aphelion is their take on what they dub the "workhorse" of McLaren Vale - Shiraz. The fruit comes from two vineyards on McMurtie Road, right in the heart of McLaren Vale.
Rob has taken a more Rhone approach to the style of this Shiraz. With all the dark blue and purple fruits sitting pretty amongst a wonderfully structured spiciness.
An elegant pairing for your next dinner party, or just as a mid-week accompaniment with full bodied dishes or red meats.
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.