Corymbia Red Blend
"2021 Corymbia Rocket's Vineyard Tempranillo/Malbec is named in tribute to Rob's late father and former Australian Test Cricketer Tony "Rocket" Mann. Tony and Rob began planting Rocket's Vineyard together on the Herne Hill loam of their family property in the Swan Valley more than 35 years ago, on what was an old currant vineyard. The fruit is dry grown and organically farmed. In 2021 we proudly achieved certified "in conversion" status with ACO Certification. The grapes (55% Tempranillo and 45% Malbec) were harvested by hand on 6th February 2021. Organic farming with acute attention to detail enabled us to pull off the impossible: Tempranillo and Malbec ready for harvest on the same day. The grapes were individually berry sorted and combined prior to carbonic maceration and natural co-fermentation in a single French oak vat. Maturation followed in the same French oak vat for 10 months."
"That deep magenta colour grabs you from the outset, then lively aromatics of mulberry, poached rhubarb and all spice pull you in closer. The senses are filled with a slightly tart, slightly salty, slightly sweet sensation akin to the first bite of a perfectly ripe blood plum. Freshly picked blueberries and squid ink umami weave through this crunchy, vibrant, juicy, fleshy, turgid, lip-smacking and moreish wine." - Rob and Gen Mann