About The Wine
Rob Mack at Aphelion goes off-piste with this release, sourcing Malbec from a vineyard in Langhorne Creek, as part of a collaborative project to highlight the uniqueness of the region -Charlotte Dalton and Turon White are the other winemakers involved, making their own separate wines.
Leafy, spicy, red-fruit aromatics flow into a palate of saline acidity, light grip and a whack of succulent fruit. Only a mid-weight wine but it sure crams a lot in!
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.