2021 Houghton Stripe White Classic
Houghton was founded in 1836 by a syndicate of British Army Officers and name after the most senior of the three – Lieutenant Colonel Richmond Houghton. Houghton has built an enviable reputation shaping the Western Australian winemaking landscape. The Houghton Stripe range epitomises the flavoursome, vibrant style of Houghton.
The 2021 vintage conditions in Western Australia was near perfect with a mild and dry summer preceding a wetter than average winter. The favourable weather conditions resulted in healthy vines with high quality and vibrant fruit.
The fruit parcels for the iconic Houghton White Classic are mainly sourced from the Northern vineyards of the Gingin and Swan Valley regions of WA. Machine harvesting at night ensures the fruit is picked in optimal conditions to retain freshness and flavour. Gentle processing of fruit preceded cold settling and cool fermentation in stainless steel
tanks to ensure vibrancy and freshness is retained.
Pale straw with gold hue, the bouquet is bright and displays fresh aromas of citrus, pineapple, melon and tropical fruits. Underlying floral notes provide this unique wine fragrance. The fresh and juicy palate balance perfectly with the gentle acidity which leads to a lovely finish. Best enjoyed youthful and fresh, but can also be cellared up to 10 years.