Rob Mack calls his new Welkin Grenache "furiously aromatic" and it won't take you long to see why. This is the sort of perfumed Grenache that leaps out of the glass and greets you like an excited puppy at the front door. It's also for wines like these that someone invented the phrase, "Pinot Noir promises but Grenache delivers". It's a floral, red-fruited, Pinot-esque Grenache from a 20-year-old vineyard close to the sea in Whites Valley, and it's jolly delicious (especially if you chill it a bit).
Winemaker Rob Mack was named Australia’s ‘Young Gun of Wine’ in 2018, after a only a few years of producing amazing wines alongside his wife Louise. They decided to name their winery Aphelion, which is derived from the Ancient Greek meaning “from the sun to you” - pretty apt for the sun-soaked conditions in South Australia’s McLaren Vale. They source fruit from quality growers in Blewitt Springs and White Valley, including some of the region’s oldest Grenache vines. Blink and you’ll miss them though, as these beautiful wines are made in extremely small batches.