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Affinity 2019 Grenache Mataro Shiraz is a key flagstone wine for us. We are known for our Grenache based wines and our Affinity is a perfect example of complex, delicious wine that is much greater than the sum of it's premium parts.

Variety: A 50/45/5 blend of McLaren Vale Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz.

Summary: A blend of 3 parcels of Blewitt Springs Grenache, 4 parcels of McLaren Vale Mataro and 1 parcel of McLaren Vale Shiraz results in a wine with oodles of complexity. Good roundness of fruit flavour on the mid palate leads to a savoury finish with powdery tannin.

Tasting Note: A beautiful and crisp savoury edge runs through this wine from aroma to palate. The extended ferment characters appear in the form of spicy meaty complexity whilst the youthful Grenache component keeps the feel fresh and vibrant. Savoury, spicy, complex.

Goes With Food: Matches well to lighter red meat dishes such as venison or rare lamb, but is equally well suited to a vegetarian lasagne. Versatility is a key component of this wine.

Goes With Cheese: An aged cloth bound cheddar or mid strength parmesan matches the subtle tannin profile of The Affinity.

Goes With Music: PJ Harvey – Down By The Water.

Goes With Life: Pleases the crowds and the aficionado – a safe bet for both sides of the fence.

Serve At: 18 degrees Celsius.

When to Drink: Ready to drink now, but will continue evolving through to 2035.

Winemaking: All eight parcels that make up this wine were fermented and aged separately before blending. The Grenache components come from 3 separate Blewitt Springs vineyards. Whole bunch and whole berry ferments were used along with extended skin contact post ferment (four months). The Mataro parcels are from 3 separate vineyards with some whole bunch and some pre-ferment cold soak used. The Shiraz component is from a single vineyard on the southern edge of the McLaren Vale township. The Shiraz portion was aged in a brand new French Oak Demi Muid (600L) barrel. The wine was then matured for 9 months in neutral French puncheons and hogsheads prior to bottling in January 2020. Unfined, unfiltered, vegan, low sulphur.

Production: 413 dozen produced under screwcap.

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Rare in Australia, bold and aromatic, Sagrantino stole our hearts when we discorvered it in Umbria, the green heart of Italy.


Variety: Sagrantino from two sub-regions in McLaren Vale – White’s Valley in the south and Seaview in the north.


Summary: This wine displays a wonderful balance of intense purple and blue fruit, ripe tannin, juicy natural acidity and delivers great length on the palate.


Tasting Note: Strong herbal and mescal notes match with red fruits and roasted meats. This is a light to medium bodied wine with a slightly firmer tannin structure than its siblings. The palate is dense with flavour impact yet light on its feet and finishes well balanced. Smoky charcuterie and earth herbs mingle on the finish. Outrageously spice driven with clove, cinnamon and five spice all coming to the fore on the nose. A savoury Italianiate palate supports a tight structure and a dry palate to provide a very food friendly wine. Tannins are prominent but in balance.


Goes With Food: A rich mushroom ragout with buttered pasta would balance the assertive tannins of this wine.


Goes With Cheese: An aged clothbound English Cheddar would complement the intensity and complexity of this wine.


Goes With Music: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Almost Cut My Hair.


Goes With Life: Matches equally well as a fine dining partner or whilst watching a Bledisloe Test.

Serve At: 18 degrees Celsius. In its youth we recommend decanting to allow the wine to breathe and its subtleties to shine.


When to Drink: Ready to drink now, but will continue evolving through to 2030.


Vineyard: One tonne of fruit was picked from the White’s Valley vineyard (this vineyard is low yielding, and only has three rows of Sagrantino planted to it). An additional tonne of fruit was picked from a Seaview vineyard with red iron rich rocky soil. The vines on both vineyards are approaching 20 years of age.

Winemaking: The fruit from each vineyard was destemmed and kept as whole berries before being fermented. Free run and light pressings were kept separate and then aged for 20 months in neutral and third-use French oak to round out the wine and soften the tannins. Blended and bottled in December 2018. Unfined, unfiltered, vegan, low sulphur.

Production: 110 dozen produced under screwcap.


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Accolades:
• 94 points Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
• 92 Points Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com

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Regular bottled sunshine deliveries to your door – what could be more convenient than that? We sweeten the deal by making the club totally flexible, offering exclusive benefits, and free gifts as well.

How Does it Work?

1.      Choose your frequency of deliveries, Number of bottles per delivery, and if you would like to pick your own wines or have our winemaker Rob’s expert selection. You can change your choices whenever you like and even take a subscription “holiday” and skip a delivery.
2.      Your packs will start to be sent on the first of the month after you sign up.
3.      You’ll get a handy email reminder a week before your pack is due to be sent – a good time to update your contact or payment details, or to let us know if you would like certain wines in your pack.
4.      Your pack will always be worth more than what you pay. For starters, you get a blanket 10% off the purchase price of any wines. Then we add value by putting money-can’t-buy exclusive wines and our higher value wines in your pack.
5.      You enjoy receiving your wines to your door, sharing them with friends over dinner, at your favourite BYO restaurant, or on cosy nights in.

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The Aphelion Confluence 2019 Grenache is a key flagstone wine for us. We are known for our Grenache and our Confluence is a perfect example of complex, delicious wine that works as beautifully with food as it does being savoured on its' own.



Variety: Grenache from Blewitt Springs sub region of McLaren Vale.

Summary: This complex, aromatic, food friendly, but fantastically drinkable wine evolves in your glass. Good structure and length. Carries our signature savoury finish.

Tasting Note: Crunchy strawberry and Campari aromatics lead to a juicy palate full of ripe cranberries and a herbal edge thanks to the whole bunch component of this wine. A long length of flavour is provided by a beautiful line of acidity and a pure crystalline core of red berry fruit. A rasp of tannin on the finish ensures versatility.

Goes With Food: Pan seared duck matches the spice and body of the wine well.

Goes With Cheese: The mushroom characters of a quality Camembert or washed rind cheese will complement the wine’s flavours and won’t dominate its delicate structure.

Goes With Music: Nick Cave – Jubilee Street

Goes With Life: Out for a fancy dinner or aperitivo on the back deck.

Serve At: 18 degrees Celsius.

When to Drink: Ready to drink now, but will continue evolving through to 2030.

Vineyard: All hand-picked fruit. 60% grown on 80 year old bush vines in Blewitt Springs, the balance from a separate Blewitt Springs vineyard with 50 year old vines. Both vineyards on sandy soil.

Winemaking: A blend of whole berry (70%) and whole bunch (30%) ferments. Majority free run juice with a small percentage of light
pressings. A portion of the wine was left on skins for four months to add spice and depth. Aged in neutral French oak puncheons and foudre for ten months before blending and bottling. Unfined, unfiltered, vegan, low sulphur.

Production: 430 dozen produced under screwcap.

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Emergent Mataro 2018 has a special place in Rob’s heart. Savoury herbs, dark fruit, aromatic and easy to sip and savour by itself while being bold enough to enhance your meal.

Variety: Mataro from three vineyards running the length of McLaren Vale.

Summary: A beautiful mix of savoury characters and bright red fruits. Complexity builds in the glass.

Tasting Note: The aromatics of this wine jump out the glass with sage, cherry spice and fresh almonds. Powdery tannins provide a canvas for the flavours that wash across the medium bodied palate, and bright acidity keeps the wine fresh and vibrant. Our 2018 Mataro has a very long finish and persistent drive with an elegant fruit profile.

Goes With Food: Very food friendly due to its savoury characters – try with duck rillettes and fresh crusty bread. (We love Little Acre Foods Duck Rillettes!)

Goes With Cheese: An aged Pecorino would match the body of the wine and complement it’s acidity and spiciness.

Goes With Music: Vance Joy – Lay It On Me

Goes With Life: When the inspiration strikes to try something a little left of centre.

Serve At: 16-18 degrees Celsius. Unfined & unfiltered so some sediment may remain - we recommend decanting.

 When to Drink: Ready to drink now, but will continue evolving through to 2030.

Vineyard: Sourced from three vineyards. The first is in Blewitt Springs, the climatically coolest part of the Vale. The second vineyard is a couple of kilometres south of Willunga town. The third vineyard is in the Sellicks foothills further South.

Winemaking: All three Mataro batches received different treatment in the winery. The Blewitt Springs Mataro was destemmed and then cold soaked for 2 days pre-ferment to extract vibrant colour. The Willunga ferment was fermented with 50% as whole bunches of grapes. The Sellicks portion was destemmed and fermented as whole berries. All batches were matured in neutral French oak before blending and bottling in July 2019. Unfined, unfiltered, vegan, low sulphur.

Production: 180 dozen produced under screwcap.
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Accolades:

92 points Nick Stock JamesSuckling.com

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Kryos Chenin Blanc 2019
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Rob works his magic on the pure fruit expression of Kryos Chenin Blanc 2019 with restrained but clever winemaking.

Variety: Chenin Blanc from the Lockett vineyard in the Kuitpo sub-region of the Adelaide Hills.

Summary: Purity and a crystalline structure are the hallmarks of this wine. The combination of a cool climate and early picking time has provided this wine with a piercing acid driven length.

Tasting Note: Pale straw in colour, aromas of almonds, crisp apple, and nashi pear jump from the glass. Clean, delicate and pure on the palate with restrained fruit and floral characters. Flavour length is provided by crisp acidity and a light textural element thanks to the wine’s time spent resting on lees.

Goes With Food: A delicate dish is required so as to not overpower the wine – think fresh Marron with a light garlic and herb butter sauce
Goes With Cheese: Gently flavoured soft cheese such as Brie will match the body of this wine.

Goes With Music: Florence + The Machine - Delilah
Goes With Life: A great choice to start off the night or as a light finish to the meal with a cheese board. Serve At: 10-12 degrees Celsius.

When to Drink: Ready to drink now but will continue evolving through to 2030.
Vineyard: The Lockett vineyard is in the Kuitpo sub-region of the southern Adelaide Hills. The small section of Chenin Blanc is the only block of the variety grown in the Hills, and is on a gentle north facing slope. Cool evenings allow for a long ripening period and crunchy acidity is able to be retained in the fruit.

Winemaking: The fruit was pressed to stainless steel tank and fermented to dryness before spending four months on yeast lees to provide some richness and complexity. Bottled in July 2019.

Unfined, unfiltered, vegan, low sulphur.

Production: 200 dozen produced under screwcap.

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Rob works his magic on the pristine fruit from exquisite 50 year old Blewitt Springs vines. Pir Chenin Blanc 2020 shows unctuous texture, complex layered flavours and supreme food friendliness thanks to Rob's restrained, clever winemaking.

Variety: Chenin Blanc from the Blewitt Springs district of McLaren Vale.

Summary: This wine displays a wonderful balance of fresh acidity and textural interest from fermentation in both oak and tank. Ripe stone fruit characters flow seamlessly across the palate.

Tasting Note: White peach, red apple and flint show on the aroma with cinnamon adding complexity. The palate is a textural delight with a great depth of flavour – time on ferment lees has provided an attractive creamy character to the wine. Use of French oak provides a touch of astringency on the finish. A rounded and complete wine, crisp acidity cleans the finish and provides great length.

Goes With Food: A rich baked salmon dish with green herb sauce would complement the palate roundness of this wine.

Goes With Cheese: A triple cream Camembert will match the body of this wine and complement its flinty aspects.

Goes With Music: Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You)

Goes With Life: A great way to finish off a flight of white wines before moving on to the reds, but the body of this wine gives it tremendous versatility.

Serve At: 10-12 degrees Celsius.

When to Drink: Ready to drink now but will continue evolving through to 2030.

Vineyard: The fruit is from 50-year-old vines in a single vineyard in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale owned by the Brini family. This site is cooler than the rest of the Vale making it an ideal sub-region for white varietals so that they can retain more of their natural acidity.

Winemaking: The fruit was separated in to two different ferments – one in tank, the other in third-use French oak barriques. The oak portion was fermented using wild yeasts and kept on ferment lees unsulphured with weekly battonage for four months. The two portions were blended just prior to bottling in October 2020.

Production: 400 6-packs produced under screwcap.

Accolades: Silver Medal and Top of Class – 2020 McLaren Vale Wine Show

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Rapture 2017 Grenache Mataro Shiraz represents the pinnacle of Aphelion's winemaking. Our most premium wine made from the absolute best barrels of vintage.

Variety: Our Rapture is a Best of Vintage blend. The varieties change each year depending on what we believe comprise our peak wine. In 2017, the wine is a Grenache Shiraz Mataro.

Summary: Intense black fruit and a medium to full body, this wine packs a massive amount of flavour into a refined frame.

Tasting Note: Dark roses and earth on opening then evolve to display bright violet and black cherry. The wine dances across the palate and teases and pulls. Finishes with dusty and assertive tannins and flooding dark fruit. Impeccable balance and a luxurious feel in the mouth.

Goes With Food: Matches well to rich dishes such as a cassoulet.

Goes With Cheese: An aged cloth-bound cheddar or ripe Manchengo would match perfectly.

Goes With Music: Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun.

Goes With Life: When you’re looking to impress at a wine dinner you won’t go wrong pulling this out.

Serve At: 16-18 degrees Celsius. Unfined & unfiltered so some sediment may remain - we recommend decanting

When to Drink: Ready to drink now, but will continue evolving through to 2035.

Vineyard: Sourced from several vineyards spanning the length of McLaren Vale from Blewitt Springs in the north to Sellicks Hill in the south.

Winemaking: We held back several barrels that stood out as being exceptional when blending our 2017 wines. The result of these barrels when blended is the first release of the Aphelion Rapture. The wine is 25% whole bunch fermented, 25% cold soaked pre-ferment, 35% extended skin contact ferment (one month), and a
small amount of Sagrantino was added to the blend to provide structure.

Unfined, unfiltered, vegan, low sulphur.

Production: 200 six packs produced under screwcap.

Accolades:

96 points Huon Hooke, The Real Review
95 points Gourmet Traveller Wine Hottest New Releases Dec/Jan 2019
97 Points JamesSuckling.com

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Rapture 2018 Mataro Grenache Shiraz represents the pinnacle of Aphelion's winemaking. Our most premium wine made from the absolute best barrels of vintage.

Variety: Our Rapture is a Best of Vintage blend. The varieties change each year depending on what we believe comprise our peak wine. In 2018, the wine is a Mataro Grenache Shiraz.

Summary: Intense black fruit and a medium to full body, this wine packs a massive amount of flavour into a refined frame.

Tasting Note: Dark roses, aniseed, earth and a wave of wood spice on opening evolve to display bright violet and black cherry. The wine dances across the palate and teases and pulls. Finishes with dusty and assertive tannins and flooding dark fruit. Impeccable balance and a luxurious feel in the mouth.

Goes With Food: Matches well to rich dishes such as a cassoulet.

Goes With Cheese: An aged cloth-bound cheddar or ripe Manchengo would match perfectly.

Goes With Music: Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun.

Goes With Life: When you’re looking to impress at a wine dinner you won’t go wrong pulling this out.

Serve At: 18 degrees Celsius.

When to Drink: Ready to drink now, but will continue evolving through to 2040.

Vineyard: Sourced from several vineyards spanning the length of McLaren Vale from Blewitt Springs in the north to Sellicks Hill in the south.

Winemaking: We held back several barrels that stood out as being exceptional when blending our 2018 wines. The result of these barrels when blended is what becomes our pinnacle wine. The final blend is 50% Mataro, 38% Grenache, 12% Shiraz. The Mataro is 25% whole bunch fermented and lends a spice and weight to the blend. The Grenache is from the Blewitt Springs sub-region and is 100% whole bunch fermented. The Shiraz portion spent 20 months in a brand-new Dominique Laurent French oak puncheon. The unification of these component creates a wine of intense concentration and balance.

Unfined, unfiltered, vegan, low sulphur.

Production:100 six-packs produced under natural cork.

Accolades:

97 points Huon Hooke, The Real Review
97 Points Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com

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Spring 2020 New Release Pack
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From $210.00 $221.00

A single pack to sample, taste and compare all six of our new wines in the Spring 2020 New Release Pack.

This is the best way for you to discover the breadth of flavour possible from Grenache grown in Blewitt Springs in McLaren Vale.



Each six pack includes:

1 x bottle Kryos Chenin Blanc 2019 RRP $28
1 x bottle Welkin Grenache 2020 RRP $28
1 x bottle Confluence (Grenache) 2019 RRP $35
1 x bottle Affinity (GMS) 2019 RRP $35
1 x bottle Tendance (Shiraz) 2018 RRP $35
1 x bottle Rapture (GMS) 2017 RRP $60 – Awarded 96 points by Huon Hooke, The Real Review

RRP $221. Special pack price: $210.

(N.B: 12 bottle cases contain double these amounts).


About The Wines

Kryos Chenin Blanc 2019 is a rare example of Adelaide Hills Chenin Blanc. Capturing
the pure fruit purity from the cooler Adelaide Hills, it is vibrant and fresh. We liken the
style to a Riesling or a Semillon.

Welkin Grenache 2020 is a juicy and vibrant young wine with outragrous aromatics.
Designed to be enjoyed immediately, with goat chevre, tapas or as an aperitif on its’
own.


Confluence 2019 Grenache is the coming together of premium Grenache from a number of vineyards in the sandy soil dress-circle of Blewitt Springs. It showcases the best of McLaren Vale’s elegant, savoury Grenache style.


Affinity 2019 GMS goes one step further with a very Rob Mack take on the classic
Rhone / Chateauneuf du Pape blend. Here select parcels and premium barrels of
Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz are brought together to make a truly rounded and
balanced wine with juicy acid, powdery tannin and the best of juicy red berries from
Grenache and earthy mid and back palate from Mataro and Shiraz.


Tendance 2018 Shiraz is Rob’s elegant, aromatic and savoury take on the McLaren Vale
stalwart of Shiraz. Expect spice, layered texture and a European style in your glass.

 

Rapture (GMS) 2017 is our pinnacle wine, showcasing the best barrels of vintage. Dark
roses and earth on opening then evolve to display bright violet and black cherry. Dusty and assertive tannins. Our peak wine of 2017 – generously rewarded with reviews from Australia’s best wine critics.

 

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Tendance Shiraz 2018 is our Aphelion take on the workhorse of McLaren Vale - Shiraz. Tending more Rhone in style, Rob seeks out elegance, aromatics, spice and savouriness.

Variety: Shiraz from two bordering vineyards on McMurtrie Road in the heart of McLaren Vale.

Summary: A fruit forward wine with good structure and balance showing a finesse that McLaren Vale Shiraz rarely displays.

Tasting Note: Inky purple with a deep core, violets, brambles and mulberries combine with wood spice on the nose and palate. Savoury
notes of olive, cracked coffee, cedar and green herbs add complexity. The wine displays good length on the palate and a supple
texture in its medium to full bodied frame.

Goes With Food: The structure of the wine will work well with red meat dishes – venison and roasted vegetables would be a particularly good match.

Goes With Cheese: An aged gouda (especially a lightly smoked version) will complement both the fruity and savoury aspects of this Shiraz.

Goes With Music: Radiohead – Pyramid Song.

Goes With Life: Bring this one out when main course is served – it won’t shy away from medium to full bodied dishes.

Serve At: 18 degrees Celsius.

When to Drink: Ready to drink now, but will continue evolving through to 2035.

Vineyard: Single cordon trellising and careful hand pruning resulted in low yields and intense flavour in the fruit.

Winemaking: The two vineyards were picked a week apart in mid-March. The first vineyard’s fruit was destemmed and fermented to dryness before being gently pressed and sent to neutral French oak to mature. The second vineyard was fermented in two batches; one was pressed to a brand-new Dominique Laurent French oak 600L puncheon, the second was kept on skins for four months to impart savoury complexity before pressing to large format (600L) French oak. The parcels were blended prior to bottling in November 2019.

Unfined, unfiltered, vegan, low sulphur.

Production: 300 dozen produced under screwcap.
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Accolades:

92 points Nick Stock JamesSuckling.com

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Five unique wines. 

Five different varieties.

One super delicious, super drinkable, super sharable six pack (or 12 bottle case).

Welkin is our brand new special range of vibrant, early release, ready to enjoy, but delightfully complex wines.

Introducing the Welkin by Aphelion 2020 Mixed Pack. In your pack you will find:

  • 2 x Welkin Chenin Blanc
  • 1 x Welkin Grenache
  • 1 x Welkin #project5255 Malbec
  • 1 x Welkin Nero d'Avola
  • 1 x Welkin Sagrantino Mataro

 

About the wines in this special pack:

Welkin Chenin BlancThis is the wine formerly known as Kryos in 2019 vintage. Bright, clean aromas and crisp flavours are the hallmark of our Adelaide Hills Chenin Blanc. From one of the only - if not the only - Adelaide Hills Chenin vineyard. Toast summer and seafood with this beautiful Riesling style Chenin.

Welkin GrenacheWe like to call the Welkin Grenache "furiously aromatic". It fairly leaps out of the glass at you! 60% from 20 year old Grenache vines growing near the sea in Whites Valley and 40% old vines in Blewitt Springs. Delicate hand picked fruit provides the aromatics. Revel in this wine's light body, heady spiciness and juicy acidity. Awarded a Gold Medal at the James Halliday Grenache Challenge & McLaren Vale Wine Shoe 2020.

Welkin #project5255 Malbec: #project5255 is a world renowned project created by Langhorne Creek Grape & Wine to highlight the versatility and quality of the region. We chose to work with Malbec and have crafted a perfumed, spiced, and  nuanced modern take on Langhorne Creek Malbec. Has to be sniffed to be believed!

Welkin Nero d'AvolaDevil by name, but not by nature. Beautifully intense purple in colour with aromatics that jump out of the glass. Pure fruited aromas of redcurrant and spicy plum follow through on to the palate with fresh acidity keeping the wine lively and vibrant. A slight rasp of powdery tannin mouth-grip adds a savoury element and helps the flavours go on and on. 

Welkin Sagrantino Mataro: Truly unique. The only one of it's kind (that we are aware of).Early release Sagrantino (60%) to capture the vibrant violet and blueberry aromas. Spicy, savoury Mataro rounds out this outstanding duet. 100% McLaren Vale fruit.

 


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The Welkin Chenin Blanc By Aphelion 2020 is part of our brand new special range of vibrant, early release, ready to enjoy, but delightfully complex wines.

This is the wine formerly known as Kryos in 2019 vintage.

Bright, clean aromas and crisp flavours are the hallmark of our Adelaide Hills Chenin Blanc.

From one of the only - if not the only - Adelaide Hills Chenin vineyard.

Toast summer and seafood with this beautiful Riesling style Chenin,


Goes With Food: Fresh Marron with a light garlic and herb butter sauce.

Goes With Cheese: Gently flavoured soft cheese such as Brie will match the body of this wine.

Goes With Music: Florence + The Machine - Delilah.

Goes With Life: A great choice to start off the night or as a light finish to the meal with a cheese board.

Serve At: 10-12 degrees Celsius.

When to Drink: Ready to drink now or up to five years from vintage.


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The Welkin Grenache By Aphelion 2020 is part of our brand new special range of vibrant, early release, ready to enjoy, but delightfully complex wines.

We like to call the Welkin Grenache "furiously aromatic".

It fairly leaps out of the glass at you!

From a 20 year old Grenache vineyard towards the sea in Whites Valley, delicate hand picked fruit provides the aromatics.

Revel in this wine's light body, heady spiciness and juicy acidity.

Goes With Food: Perfect with light tapas or light to medium bodied cuisine.

Goes With Cheese: Fresh chevre matches this wine’s youthful vibrancy.

Goes With Music: Jake Bugg – Lightning Bolt.

Goes With Life: A great wine to kick off with, it’s light body keeps the drinkability factor high.

Serve At: 16-18 degrees Celsius.

When to Drink: Ready to drink now whilst it retains it’s youthful vibrancy.


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The Welkin #project5255 Malbec By Aphelion 2020 is a very special project wine. And absolutely delicious too!

#project5255 is a world renowned project created by Langhorne Creek Grape & Wine to highlight the versatility and quality of the region.

We chose to work with Malbec and have crafted a perfumed, spiced, and nuanced modern take on Langhorne Creek Malbec.

Has to be sniffed to be believed!

Blood plum, redcurrant, Alpine herbs, clove, star anise, crushed seashell and biscuit dough.


Goes With Food: Roasted eggplant with minted yoghurt.

Goes With Cheese: Manchego matches the body of the wine and complements the fruit sweet characters.

Goes With Music: Very Loud – Shout Out Louds

Goes With Life: The low alcohol and light to medium body of this wine suggests it will be equally suited to get the party started or as a nightcap glass!

Serve At: 16-18 degrees Celsius.

When to Drink: Ready to drink now or up to five years from vintage.


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Devil by name, but not by nature.

Beautifully intense purple in colour with aromatics that jump out of the glass.

Pure fruited aromas of redcurrant and spicy plum follow through on to the palate with fresh acidity keeping the wine lively and vibrant.

A slight rasp of powdery tannin mouth-grip adds a savoury element and helps the flavours go on and on. 

Dance with the devil and come out the winner with the Welkin Nero d'Avola by Aphelion 2020.


Goes With Food: Roasted eggplant with orecchiette pasta..

Goes With Cheese: Fetta with olive oil and whole peppercorns match the energy of this wine’s palate.

Goes With Music: The Killers - Bones.

Goes With Life: Fruit driven and energetic, chilled down a little this wine is a perfect choice when the weather turns warm.

Serve At: 16-18 degrees Celsius.

When to Drink: Ready to drink now or up to five years from vintage.


Select between a 6 bottle pack or 12 bottle case to Buy the Welkin Nero d'Avola by Aphelion 2020.

 

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From $28.00 /Per Bottle

 Truly unique.

The only one of it's kind (that we are aware of).

Early release Sagrantino (60%) to capture the vibrant violet and blueberry aromas.

Spicy, savoury Mataro to fill in between the tannin and acid of the Sagrantino.

Result? 

Bright, fresh, pretty aromatics and juicy purple & blue fruit with a fair whack of nuanced spice followed by that cheek drying tannin that we love Sagrantino for.

 


Goes With Food: Slow roasted lamb shoulder balances with the tannin in
the wine.

Goes With Cheese: Aged Parmesan complements the spicy characters
of the wine.

Goes With Music: Audioslave - Cochise.

Goes With Life: Bring this one out when the main course is served – BYO
it to your favourite Italian restaurant and you’ll be rewarded!

Serve At: 16-18 degrees Celsius.

When to Drink: Ready to drink now but will soften over the next few years
and become even more approachable.

Select between a 6 bottle pack or 12 bottle case to Buy the Welkin Sagrantino Mataro by Aphelion 2020.

 

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From $35.00 /Per Bottle

This is the best way for you to discover the breadth of flavour possible from Grenache grown in Blewitt Springs in McLaren Vale.

Each six pack includes:

2 x bottles Confluence Grenache 2019 
2 x bottles Affinity GMS 2019 
1 x bottle Welkin Grenache 2020  
1 x bottle Rapture GSM 2017 

RRP $228. Special pack price: $210.

(N.B: 12 bottle cases contain double these amounts).

Each of our four Grenache wines has its’ own distinct personality.

Why not gather some friends and open all four bottles at once?

About The Wines

Confluence 2019 Grenache is the coming together of premium Grenache from a number of vineyards in the sandy soil dress-circle of Blewitt Springs. It showcases the best of McLaren Vale's elegant, savoury Grenache style.

Affinity 2010 GMS goes one step further with a very Rob Mack take on the classic Rhone / Chateauneuf du Pape blend. Here select parcels and premium barrels of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz are brought together to make a truly rounded and balanced wine with juicy acid, powdery tannin and the best of juicy red berries from Grenache and earthy mid and back palate from Mataro and Shiraz.

Welkin Grenache 2020 is a juicy and vibrant wine with outragrous aromatics. Designed to be enjoyed immediately, with goat chevre, tapas or as an aperitif on its' own.

Rapture 2017 GSM is our pinnacle wine, showcasing the best barrels of vintage. Dark roses and earth on opening then evolve to
display bright violet and black cherry. Dusty and assertive tannins. Our peak wine of 2017.

Select between a 6 bottle pack or 12 bottle case to Buy the Winemakers Grenache Pack.

 

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