Aphelion The Affinity 2017 (Grenache Mataro Shiraz)

$32.00 per bottle


Variety: A 40/35/25 blend of McLaren Vale Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz.


Summary: A blend of 4 parcels of Blewitt Springs Grenache, 3 parcels of McLaren Vale Mataro and 2 parcels of McLaren Vale Shiraz results in a wine with oodles of complexity. Good roundness of fruit flavour on the mid palate leads to savoury finish with powdery tannin.


We taste: Dark cherry, spice and savoury herb characters come together to form a very complex aroma. Medium bodied with powdery and ripe tannins, this wine shows a complex structure with a very long
flavour length. Plush red and blue fruits mingle with sage and aniseed.


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: LCD Soundsystem – Call the Police.


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


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 2028.


Vineyard: All hand-picked fruit from 80 year old bush vines growing in sandy soil in Blewitt Springs


Winemaking: All nine 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, whole berry and 3 month extended macerations were used.

The Mataro parcels are from 3 separate vineyards, with some whole bunch, some four day pre-ferment cold soak and some 3 month extended maceration used.

The two Shiraz components are from 2 separate but very close by vineyards – one higher in elevation and picked earlier, the other picked later and then kept on skins for one month.

The wine was then matured for 9 months in neutral French hogsheads prior to bottling in December 2017.

Unfined & unfiltered.


Production: 250 dozen produced under screwcap.



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