Aphelion winemaker Rob Mack was Australia’s Young Gun of Wine in 2018. He and his wife Louise created Aphelion only a few years ago, the name derived from the Ancient Greek meaning “from the sun to you” – apt for the sun-soaked conditions in South Australia’s McLaren Vale. They source grapes from quality growers in Blewitt Springs and White Valley including some of the region’s oldest Grenache vines.
Dark cherry, spice and savoury herb characters come together to form a very complex nose. This blend is medium bodied, with powdery and ripe tannins, showing a complex structure with a very long flavour length. Plush red and blue fruits mingle with sage and aniseed.