Rapture 2018

$60.00 per bottle

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Rapture 2018 Mataro Grenache Shiraz represents the pinnacle of Aphelion’s winemaking. Our most premium wine made from the absolute best barrels of vintage.


Variety: Our Rapture is a Best of Vintage blend. The varieties change each year depending on what we believe comprise our peak wine. In 2018, the wine is a Mataro Grenache Shiraz.

Summary: Intense black fruit and a medium to full body, this wine packs a massive amount of flavour into a refined frame.

Tasting Note: Dark roses, aniseed, earth and a wave of wood spice on opening evolve to display bright violet and black cherry. The wine dances across the palate and teases and pulls. Finishes with dusty and assertive tannins and flooding dark fruit. Impeccable balance and a luxurious feel in the mouth.

Goes With Food: Matches well to rich dishes such as a cassoulet.

Goes With Cheese: An aged cloth-bound cheddar or ripe Manchengo would match perfectly.

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: 18 degrees Celsius.

When to Drink: Ready to drink now, but will continue evolving through to 2040.

Vineyard: Sourced from several vineyards spanning the length of McLaren Vale from Blewitt Springs in the north to Sellicks Hill in the south.

Winemaking: We held back several barrels that stood out as being exceptional when blending our 2018 wines. The result of these barrels when blended is what becomes our pinnacle wine. The final blend is 50% Mataro, 38% Grenache, 12% Shiraz. The Mataro is 25% whole bunch fermented and lends a spice and weight to the blend. The Grenache is from the Blewitt Springs sub-region and is 100% whole bunch fermented. The Shiraz portion spent 20 months in a brand-new Dominique Laurent French oak puncheon. The unification of these component creates a wine of intense concentration and balance.

Unfined & unfiltered.

Production:100 six-packs produced under natural cork.





  • 97 points Huon Hooke, The Real Review
  • 97 Points Nick Stock,


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