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 Springsdistrict 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’tgo wrong pulling this out.
Serve At: 16-18 degrees Celsius. Unfined & unfiltered so some sedimentmay remain - we recommend decanting.
When to Drink: Ready to drink now but will continue evolving through to2035.
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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