2019 Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
Houghton has proudly been established for over 180 years. It is our exacting attention to flavour profile and overall balance in our wines that sets Houghton apart. Houghton is proud to present this Sauvignon Blanc Semillon which showcases the finesse and elegance of Margaret River.
The growing season of the 2019 vintage got off to a strong start in Margaret River thanks to the right water resources available. The summer of 2018/19 was dry across the south west excepting the Margaret River region where above average rainfall was received due to a single rain event in January. The below average temperatures
throughout summer impacted the fruits, with a later start than recent years, and so the wines, which reveals a fresh flavours and bright acidity.
The 2019 Houghton Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is a classic signature blend of the Margaret River region. The fruit were gently pressed, cold settled, and fermented in stainless steel with selected yeast strains. The ferments were conducted at cool temperatures to retain the bright varietal aromatics. A short period of maturation on yeast lees provides further complexity, texture and palate length to the wine.
A brilliant pale straw colour with tinges of green, this intensely aromatic wine exhibits lifted aromatics of passionfruit, nettles, lime and guava with underlying blackcurrant notes. This 2019 Houghton Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend is fresh and flavoursome. The palate displays lime citrus notes, lychee and tropical fruit. Bright acidity contributes to the juicy fruit and length of the wine.