|CHEST FIT (INCHES)||28"||30"||32"||34"||36"||38"||40"|
|CHEST FIT (CM)||716||76||81||86||91.5||96.5||101.1|
|WAIST FIR (INCHES)||21"||23"||25"||27"||29"||31"||33"|
|WAIST FIR (CM)||53.5||58.5||63.5||68.5||74||79||84|
|HIPS FIR (INCHES)||33"||34"||36"||38"||40"||42"||44"|
|HIPS FIR (CM)||81.5||86.5||91.5||96.5||101||106.5||111.5|
|SKORT LENGTHS (SM)||36.5||38||39.5||41||42.5||44||45.5|
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Rapture 2020 Grenache represents the pinnacle of Aphelion's Grenache-focussed winemaking. Our most premium wine made from the absolute best Grenache barrels of vintage.
Variety: Grenache.Variety: Grenache from old vines in the sandy soils of Blewitt Springs
district of McLaren Vale.
Summary: The Rapture is our pinnacle Grenache. Made only in years when we have the required quality of fruit, this wine is created to display the best of what Aphelion produces.
Tasting Note: Vibrant purple with ruby hues. Subtle aromatics of strawberry and rhubarb compote, twiggy spice, wet earth, and just ripe cranberry. Tannin is a highlight - exceptionally fine and powdery which provides a huge length of flavour. A savoury dominated flavour spectrum is led by herbal elements, black tea, graphite, and five spice with dark blackberry fruit to balance the palate. A very textural Grenache with great complexity that will continue to increase and develop over time in the cellar.
Goes With Food: Perfect with duck rillettes and crunchy sourdough bread.
Goes With Cheese: An intense washed rind cheese such as Epoisses will match the intensity and savoury aspect of this Grenache well.
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
Vineyard: Sourced predominantly from the Wait family’s 70-year-old dry grown bush vine Grenache vineyard in Blewitt Springs with a small portion of fruit from the Brini family vineyard with 85-year-old bush vines.
Winemaking: Tiny yields from the Wait family dry grown Grenache vineyard in 2020 resulted in intense and complex fruit. We were only able to secure 480kg of grapes which resulted in a single 300L barrel of wine. The wine was fermented as 100% whole bunches, foot trod daily and gently pressed directly to a single 2015 Cavin French oak barrel. We blended in a small amount of 85-year-old Grenache from a neighbouring vineyard which was fermented as 50% whole bunch to add additional layers of complexity.
Unfined & unfiltered.
Production: 480 bottles produced under natural cork.
Select between a 6 bottle pack or 12 bottle case to Buy Rapture 2020.
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A single pack to sample, taste and compare all six of our new wines in the Winter 2021 New Release Pack.
This is the best way for you to discover the breadth of flavour possible from Grenache & other Mediterranean varieties grown in McLaren Vale.
Each six pack includes:
1 x bottle Welkin Sparkling Chenin Blanc 2021 RRP $28
1 x bottle Welkin Nero d'Avola 2021 RRP $28
1 x bottle Welkin Sagrantino Mataro 2020 RRP $28
1 x bottle Ardent Sagrantino 2019 RRP $38
1 x bottle Emergent (Mataro) 2018 RRP $38
1 x bottle Rapture (Grenache) 2020 RRP $100 Awarded 96 points by Huon Hooke, #1 Top Ranked 2020 McLaren Vale Grenache, The Real Review
RRP $260. Special pack price: $230. SAVE $30!
(N.B: 12 bottle cases contain double these amounts).
About The Wines
Welkin Sparkling Chenin Blanc 2021 is our first take on the French classic sparkling Vouvray.
Welkin Nero d'Avola 2021 is the new vintage of last year's fast seller and fan favourite.
Welkin Sagrantino Mataro 2020 is the coming together of our bodly tannic heart-variety of Sagrantino, and Rob's second love in the Vale after Grenache, spicy, leathery Mataro. This is a possible world's first and only blend.
Ardent Sagrantino 2017 has Italianate acid and the variety's bold tannin in a beautifully food friendly balance. Aged for perfect drinking now and for the next decade plus.
Emergent 2018 Mataro is Rob’s second love after Grenache. Usually relegated to a blend (like GSM), when treated with Rob's utmost respect, it creates a food friendly, delicious medium bodied wine, far better suited to the warmer climes of McLaren Vale than Shiraz.
Rapture (Grenache) 2020 is our pinnacle wine, showcasing the best barrels of vintage. The 2020 release is a landmark - not only our best yet Rapture, but also a welcome return to our focus as Grenache Specialists. Lauded by critics and currently rated the #1 2020 Grenache from McLaren Vale. Very special. Very limited.
Select between a 6 bottle pack or 12 bottle case to Buy the Spring 2021 New Release
Discover why Aphelion are known as Grenache specialists with this Glorious Grenache 3 Pack.
Sample Grenache three ways with Rob Mack's signature attention to aromatics. Includes a white wine Grenache, the Grenache Blanc.
Introduce a friend to our range or discover us yourself.
A special pack with three Aphelion Cellar Door Best Selling Wines:
- 1 x Aphelion Callow 2021 (Grenache Blanc);
- 1 x Welkin Grenache 2021;
- 1 x Aphelion Confluence 2021 (brand new release!).