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Aphelion Callow Grenache Blanc 2021 -6pack 12.9% 750ml
*2018 Young Gun Winemaker of the Year Award Winner*
Ned Goodwin MW- 93 Points, I like this. A lot. A variety capable of wines more reliant on chew than acidity. And for the better! This copes with Thai spice, wasabi and soy, far better than riesling's brazen acidity ever could. It's no wonder that Asian cultures have a joke at our expense when it comes to the belief that riesling pairs with their many cuisines. Fine aromas of quince, lemon balm, apricot pith, jasmine and ginger. Subdued. Confident. Sits pretty in the mouth, on a saddle of phenolics. I would like even more. A bit more ripeness, too. A wine of the future, still from young vines. For the table and not the pool.
Aphelion is 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.
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