2021 Corymbia Cabernet Sauvignon (6 Bottles) Swan Bay

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It’s a graceful style of Cabernet, fine boned and fresh. Blackberry, strawberry, redcurrant, potpourri, slight smoky bacon bone character, and a sea spray/brine kind of thing. Tannin is tight with an emery board texture, subtle tobacco/leafy perfume, and a cool red fruited finish of excellent length, those high quality tannins really stretching it out. Subtle. Lovely.
95 points. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

This wine is the realisation of a dream seeded by Rob’s grandfather, Jack Mann, 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.

Western Australia still cocooned from Covid – yep. Cyclone – just missed it. Rain – just enough. Pickers – not enough. Fruit – almost perfect. Wine – pretty tasty. Holidays – still waiting. That was another challenging year.
The great thing about Cabernet is, after one sip, you get to forget all that. You appreciate joy in the anticipation of drinking Cabernet, enlightenment as it dances across your palate and satisfaction after that glass is emptied. We’ll drink to that.

The fourth release from our dry-grown, organically farmed Calgardup Vineyard. Located just 2km inland from the famous Redgate Beach in Margaret River. The fruit was harvested by hand in early April and individually berry sorted prior to natural, whole-berry fermentation in a single French-oak vat. Maturation followed in seasoned French-oak demi-muids and barriques for 10 months.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon (126 clone planted in 2002) from the Calgardup vineyard in Redgate, Margaret River. Planting density is 1785 vines per hectare on Keenan gravelly loam. The fruit was picked on 6th and 9th April 2021. Alcohol 13.5%; pH 3.74; total acidity 4.81g/L. Bottled 17th February 2022.

We love wines with spine and structure that comes from the grape and not from an oak tree grown on the other side of the world. No fancy winemaking or oak influence, just a relentless pursuit of perfection in the vineyard. This wine tastes of the grape, the dirt and the season without pretention, which is exactly what we want. Crème de cassis, Kalamata olives, dried thyme and salt bush excite the senses while the characteristic spine of fine tannins underpin the luminous, expressive fruit flavours that linger against a backdrop of briny, savoury and mouth-filling texture. – Rob & Gen Mann



“Winemaking is an entirely natural process and no person has the right to assume the title winemaker. Nature is the winemaker and man—if he is skilled—gives nature the opportunity to perform to it’s best advantage. That is the art of winemaking.” Jack Mann

It’s our drink of choice and its legacy has been passed down to us, Robert and Genevieve Mann. We’re husband and wife, heads and hearts of Corymbia, and part of one of the oldest and most influential families in the winemaking industry.

We’re influenced by our line of winemakers, vignerons, designers, and drinkers, and we remember our roots; that we’re a family first.


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