Swan Valley Chenin Blanc 2019, Corymbia
From the ‘celestial’ (according to Matthew Jukes) winemaker, Rob Mann, this shows distinctive lemon pith, blackcurrant leaf and Packham pear character, with a textural, vibrant and intriguingly saline finish. Corymbia calophylla is the botanical name for the Western Australian marri tree, which grows tall and strong on the state’s best vineyard sites. The label image is a graphical expression of the 12-month climatic data for the vintage year, whose form represents the marri blossom in full bloom. The stamens represent the daily minimum and maximum temperatures against the monthly average. The colored blocks represent the monthly rainfall against the average. January is at 12 o’clock and the red stamen was the harvest date. The marri blossom mimics our natural environment as its form changes subtly each year.