Corymbia Cabernet Sauvignon

Corymbia Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Margaret River, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    13.5%
The personal project of Genevieve (formerly of Howard Park) and Rob Mann (formerly of Cape Mentelle), Corymbia is "the realisation of a dream seeded by Rob's grandfather, Jack Mann"- the legendary Western Australian winemaker.

The 2018 Corymbia Cabernet Sauvignon is the first release from their dry grown, organically farmed Calgardup vineyard in Margaret River. A dazzlingly, pure expression of the quality of this vineyard, this was raised only in seasoned oak allowing the immaculate fruit to shine with energy.

A Margaret River Cabernet of the highest quality, this wine speaks volumes of the talented winemaking and unwavering commitment to quality shared by Gen and Rob Mann. An unmissable wine for Cabernet fans, we expect we'll hear plenty more about Corymbia in the future.

"96 Points. This is the Cabernet debut from Rob & Genevieve Mann from the Calgardup vineyard in Redgate. Planted in 2002. Organic viticulture. Tannin. The final frontier for Australian wine, and here we boldly go. Split infinitives and superlatives to surely follow. Blackcurrant, dried herbs, nori, flowers. Medium-bodied, ample fruit, but dry and controlled, rolls of deep earthy and gravelly tannin, savoury flavours in the main, and a long finish, freshened with raspberry pip acidity. Beautiful expression of Cabernet here. 13.5% alc Price: $64 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2022 - 2035+"- Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

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The personal project of talented duo Genevieve and Rob Mann, Corymbia is the "realisation of a dream seeded by Rob's grandfather, Jack Mann" - the legendary Western Australian winemaker who worked 51 straight vintages at Houghton in the Swan Valley.

Rob Mann has established a reputation as one of Australia's finest Cabernet makers during his decade long reign as chief winemaker at Cape Mentelle, while also spending time at Newton Vineyard in Napa Valley. Genevieve also brings serious Cabernet experience to the table; completing vintages in South Africa, France, California and South Australia before taking the reins at Howard Park in Margaret River.

The Corymbia duo aim to deliver "a departure from the orthodox, to achieve a unique expression of Margaret River Cabernet", and they've certainly done it with their inaugural release.
Western Australia
Margaret River
This wine is the realisation of a dream seeded by Rob’s great Grandfather, Jack Mann; it's a departure from the orthodox, to achieve a unique expression of Margaret River Cabernet. Variety, place and experience are woven together to redefine what’s possible.

It's the first release from our dry-grown, organically-farmed Calgardup vineyard. Located just 2km inland from the famous Redgate Beach in Margaret River, we have revitalised this vineyard with acute attention to detail. The fruit was harvested on two picking dates in April; individually berry sorted prior to natural, whole-berry fermentation in a single French oak vat. Maturation followed in a seasoned 600-litre French oak demi-muid and two seasoned barriques for 10 months.

We have made a wine that tastes as fresh and vibrant as the pristine coastal location of its origin. It tastes of the grape, the dirt and the sea without pretention and exudes all the characters of Margaret River Cabernet that the world admires. Dark cassis, juniper, oyster shells and coastal herbs complement a palate that is intense and energetic with squid ink and mulberries carried by the fruit's graphite-like structure. - Rob & Gen Mann

Technical Data

Vineyard: Calgardup vineyard in Redgate, Margaret River

Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Soils: Keenan gravelly loam

Clone: Cabernet Sauvignon 126 planted in 2002

Vine density: 1,785 vines per hectare

Picking date 6th & 15th April 2018

Alcohol 13.9%

pH: 3.70

Total Acidity 5.23g/L

Bottling date: 21 February 2019

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