Corymbia New Releases, Western Australia
Corymbia is one of the most exciting wine projects to emerge from Western Australia in a decade. The wines under the Corymbia label have been outstanding.
MIKE BENNIE, Gourmet Traveller WINE
Corymbia is the farsighted project of husband and wife team Rob and Genevieve Mann. This is a name synonymous with Swan Valley’s wine making history as Rob’s grandfather worked a consecutive 51 vintages for Houghton back in the day.
Rob was just a wee child when he helped his father plant the vines for what is now the couple’s dry-grown, organically farmed Corymbia Vineyard. The couple have taken their time cultivating land in the Swan Valley and Margaret River, which has most definitely started to pay off. The coastal influence of the region was a huge factor in their planting locations and the couple has big plans for more Cabernet plantings soon. The soils vary from block to block and one can begin to grasp the region’s diversity with the help of this virtual tour that the couple filmed earlier this year. If you don’t have 10 minutes for that then click here for 2 minutes of visual heaven also produced by the humble duo.
The Manns have been making wine under the Corymbia label since 2013, with the addition of their single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, having only made its debut with the 2018 vintage. The 2018 Cabernet was picked up by a handful of the top wine critics world-wide and received some passionate words by those we trust most. It is not only the Cabernet gaining momentum, though, but the Chenin Blanc has been said to rival some of the best regions in the world and their Corymbia Red Blend has got many wine nerds picking their jaws up off the floor at the suberb success of the co-fermented varietals working so well together.
The 2019 vintage has already been raved about by the likes of James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion), Mike Bennie (The Wine Front/Gourmet Traveler), and Gary Walsh (The Wine Front) and you will find those rave reviews below. I am pleased to offer 15% savings on single bottles purchases and an added savings when you purchase 6 or more.