2019 Corymbia Rocket's Vineyard Tempranillo Malbec

Swan Valley, WA

An unusual marriage of grapes creating an unusually excellent wine. Great/unique offering here from the Mann family.




About The Wine

This is a fascinating blend of varieties that you seldom see together.

It's an expression of a single organically-farmed vineyard behind Swan Valley. The fruit is hand picked and berry sorted so only the best fruit makes it into the ferment. It's then sent to a single French oak vat to ferment, mellow out and find synergy before being bottled.

It's a medium-weight, exotically scented red wine with ultra fine tannin and a high level of drinkability young.

For now or for the cellar, this is a great all-rounder that would match a million different dishes.

About Corymbia

Corymbia is the latest chapter in the story of one of the founding families of WA wine. The Manns have grown grapes and made wine in the area for over a century. Generations of knowledge and understanding has been handed down from parents to children, now to Rob & Genevieve Mann, who have distilled that knowledge into their budding label, Corymbia.

These are organically-farmed, single-vineyard wines that have real heart and integrity. They are tightly wound, firm in structure and show a level of tension and definition that you rarely see in a brand so young.

Corymbia are taking the West by storm, claiming awards and accolades galore. You're watching a historic wine family with a fresh new vehicle to showcase their knowledge - it's one of the most exciting new wine ventures in the country currently.

The Mann Family
The Mann Family
Swan Valley, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The wine expresses the qualities of the Swan Valley that our family has admired for over 100 years. The aim is to make a wine true to its site that captures the warmth and richness of the valley and affords great drinkability. A field blend of 62% Tempranillo and 38% Malbec; the grapes were hand harvested together, individually berry sorted prior to carbonic maceration and natural fermentation in a single French oak vat. Maturation followed in the same French oak vat for 10 months.

Vibrant and penetrating with a beautifully perfumed aroma of crunchy pomegranate, mulberry and summer pudding. An inky palate with texture and verve framed by lip smacking saturated tannins. Tastes of maraschino cherries, blueberries and salted liquorice with precise ripeness and a near perfect balance of density and freshness.

Blend : Tempranillo (62%), Malbec (38%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Rob & Genevieve Mann
Rob & Genevieve Mann
Swan Valley, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"A field blend of 62% Tempranillo and 38% Malbec. I *think* this is a replacement for the Corymbia red, rather than a new wine, as such. I could be wrong.Ripe raspberry, blueberry, liquorice, spicy biscuits and some pretty floral notes. It’s dense and chewy in tannin with a ferrous feel to it, deep and rolling, but still fresh with a bright raspberry/pomegranate tang, and some distinctly umami/seaweed flavours in the mix. Finish is long and savoury, with a slick of crushed rock tannin to close. Distinctive and wonderfully regional. Excellent." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Halliday Wine Companion

"Both varieties harvested together, hand sorted, wild-yeast fermented followed by 10 months in seasoned oak. Tony ‘Rocket’ Mann (Australian Test Cricketer, among other things) was Rob’s dad, and this vineyard is outside the family home in Upper Swan. ‘Engaging' is an understatement. This is classically structured with dense, chewy tannins that ensconce the ripe and frankly seductive fruit in a blanket of texture. The wine is earthy, layered, glossy and succulent – what an amalgam of emotion and sensation. Yes." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)


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