Straight out of the blocks, this new wine label established in 2014 by husband and wife Rob and Louise Mack has already gained a strong reputation for quality and value. Pedigreed winemaker Rob Mack concentrates on grape varieties that thrive in the Mediterranean climate of McLaren Vale, producing stylish Grenache as well as other regionally emerging varieties, such as Mataro and Sagrantino. They craft their wines to match the foods they love to eat - Italian, Mediterranean, and Asian. It starts with the sun and the earth. Aphelion Wine Co.’s growers are passionate about producing premium, hand tended grapes from only the most select, unique parcels of land. *2018 Young Gun Winemaker of the Year Award Winner*
NED GOODWIN - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
Sourced from the cooler sub-zone of Kuitpo, this was picked early in the name of acid retention and fermented cool in stainless steel. While there are faint notes of baked apple, raw almond and lanolin, this vibrant lightweight wine would benefit from greater ripeness and textural embellishment. Still, a fresh enough schlook and, I suppose, a counterpoint to the more complex and interesting Pir cuvee.