Aphelion Wine Co. 'The Emergent' Mataro

$280.00

Aphelion Wine Co. 'The Emergent' Mataro

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A spicy, savoury, complex Mataro like this really haunts our dreams. Then it’s in our thoughts pretty much every waking moment too. It’s like a delicious ghost that won’t leave us alone. Get on this Cherry Ripe hype. Cop the sage, cherry and fresh almonds spiciness and thank us later. Unfined and unfiltered, so decant if you’re organised.

We 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 we were into ratings we'd be sold by a 94-pointer from JH alone). But Aphelion have a lot more exciting things going for them besides. Winemaker Rob Mack has even taken out the Young Gun of Wine award. Get 'em while they're hot, these guys are going gangbusters. 

FROM THE WINEMAKER

Sourced from three vineyards. All three Mataro batches received different treatment in the winery. The Blewitt Springs Mataro was 50% fermented as whole clusters of grapes. The Willunga ferment was cold soaked for 4 days prior to ferment to allow non-primary ferment extraction of colour and tannin. The Sellicks portion was kept on skins post ferment for 3 months. All batches were matured in neutral French oak before blending and bottling in July 2018. Unfined & unfiltered.

FOOD MATCH

Peking duck! Grab it from your fave Hongkers joint. Grab a glass of this. Eat the duck straight out the takeout container (we won’t tell anyone). Take a sip. Say “that’s bloody good”. Repeat.

SCORES / RATINGS

93 points. 'Medium weight, quietly powerful, serious mataro feel.' Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)