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Spring 2020 New Release Pack
Sale -5%
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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Pack

 

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SAFT Virtual Tasting Mixed Pack
Sale -19%
From $180.00 $221.00

A special pack to savour in full size and at your leisure full sized versions of the sample bottles tasted during the SAFT x APHELION Virtual Tasting in December 2020.

Sample, taste and compare four of our best selling and most unique wines in the Saft Virtual Tasting Mixed Pack.

This is a great way for you to discover the breadth of flavours and varieties possible from grapes grown and wines made in McLaren Vale.



Each six pack includes:

2 x bottle Kryos Chenin Blanc 2019 RRP $28
2 x bottle Affinity (GMS) 2019 RRP $35
1 x bottle Emergent (Mataro) 2018 RRP $35
1 x bottle Ardent (Sagrantino) 2017 RRP $35

RRP $196. Special pack price: $180.

(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.


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.


Emergent 2018 Mataro is Rob’s second love after Grenache. From Rob's favourite Mataro block in the Willunga Plains. Olive tapenade, leather savouriness is balanced by dark fresh fruit and skin contact spicy complexity. 

 

Ardent (Sagrantino) 2017 is nearly sold out! With age it has really come into its' own. Known as a variety for it's bold, cheek-drying tannin. Rob's gentle winemaking results in pretty blue and purple fruit aromatics. Like in it's origin of Umbria in Italy, our Sagrantino has that beautiful Italianate structure with fresh acidity and not full blown body which serves to balance the hefty tannins. 

 

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From $35.00 /Per Bottle
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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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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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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