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Corymbia Rocket's Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2020 Reviews
"It's gently spiced with pepper and cinnamon quills. It's floral with some fresh herbs, poached apple, bees wax and refreshing lemon barley water flavours. The palate is altogether racier, almost riesling-like acidity keeping this long and pure with the right amount of phenolics adding that extra layer."
95 points, Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion.
"Preserved lemon, lemon barley, pear and spice. The Corymbia Rocket's Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2020 has tight, juicy, pear skin and lemon peel, bright acidity, powdery with a talc-like perfume, saline and fresh, with a dusty, chalky finish of fine length. Hot climate wine, from a hot vintage, laying it on cool. Excellent. So excellent. This is a banger".
93+ points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.
"Lemon and sliced apple aromas, some gentle pastry and an overall purity and freshness. The fruit has been coaxed into a smoothly fleshy style on the palate with a bright apple, pear and lemon-flavoured finish. The Corymbia Rocket's Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2020 is beautifully balanced."
94 points, Nick Stock, Gourmet Traveller WINE, October 2021.
The fruit was organically farmed and harvested by hand over a two-day period. The grapes were whole bunch pressed (ie. not destemmed) and the juice was simply run into a combination of stainless-steel tank and seasoned French oak barriques and fermented using indigenous yeasts. The wine was then left on its yeast lees (dead yeast cells that fall to the bottom) in the same fermentation vessels, for about 6 months, before being bottled. Sounds so simple. But as always, it’s only the experts who make crafting such good wine sound so easy. I spoke with Rob a few days ago and he described it as a“high solids, natural ferment” from which he was looking for “a delicate, classically structured wine.” After the wine was bottled, it was left to rest for almost a year. It’s 12.5% alcohol, sealed with a screwcap and comes in a nice heavy bottle.