I love what Aphelion Wine Co. is all about. Small parcels of locally sourced fruit, a husband-wife couple and a passion for making exceptional wine. As a team, they have been well awarded by the wine critics (if I was into ratings I would say JH gave this a 94 points). As an individual Rob Mack has taken out the Young Gun of Wine award. They are going gangbusters.
Really limited production, Rob has told (warned) us we cannot get any more stock until Feb 2019!
FROM THE WINEMAKER
"A blend of whole berry (60%), whole bunch (20%), and extended maceration (3 months) (20%) ferments. Majority free run juice with a small percentage of light pressings. Aged in neutral French oak puncheons for nine months before blending and bottling. Unfined & unfiltered. On the nose, vibrant purple with crimson, spicy cherries and dusty herbs. The palate is juicy with vibrant acidity that gives the wine a good length of flavour. Complex red berry flavours mix with soft spice and savoury complexity thanks to the whole bunch and extended maceration ferments that form part of this blend. Light to medium bodied with soft tannins."
Pan seared duck matches the spice and body of the wine well.
JC SCORE 9/10
Woweee. This is Grenache. This is what it is meant to be like. Juicy profile, heaps of complexity - deep thinking wine!