Corymbia is one of the most exciting recent ventures within the Western Australian wine industry, produced by the current generation of the Mann family – one of the founding families of WA wine– who are further making their stamp on the Swan Valley. Jack Mann, Rob’s pioneering grandfather, worked a staggering 51 consecutive vintages at Houghton’s of the Swan Valley. Rob & Genevieve Mann now have an organically farmed single vineyard that challenges the conventional wines of the lesser-known & often maligned Swan Valley region with wines of tension, structure and approachability. Coming full circle, it is a vineyard that Rob helped his father plant as a young boy. His winemaking career that has taken him around the world including some time in Napa Valley as Senior Winemaker at LVMH’s Newton Vineyard, and South Australia at Hardy’s Tintara and Cape Mentelle of Margaret River, where during his ten-year tenure, the winery was twice awarded ‘Australia’s Producer of the Year’ and Rob himself ‘Australian Winemaker of the Year’. Returning home, he founded Corymbia.
The Corymbia red is a blend of 58% Tempranillo, 30% Malbec and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. A fascinating blend that you seldom see together, they present a “sum of their parts” approach expressed through a medium-bodied, ultra fine tannin wine with an rare youthful approachability.
Corymbia is a scientific genus of about one hundred species of trees, along with Eucalyptus and several smaller groups, and are commonly referred to as eucalypts. The label represents not only the blossom of the Marri tree, but if you look closer, you’ll see that it maps the weather pattern for the year with temperature, rainfall and harvest date expressed through each line. The fastidious approach to even label design is representative of Rob’s attention to detail in all aspects of Corymbia.