NV Houghton Stripe Sparkling Classic
Houghton was founded in 1836 by a syndicate of British Army Officers and named after the most senior of the three – Lieutenant Colonel Richmond Houghton. Throughout its history, Houghton has build an enviable reputation shaping the Western Australian winemaking landscape.
For this Cuveé Brut, night harvesting and gentle pressing ensured minimal extraction of grape phenolics giving it a soft and elegant palate structure. Primary fermentation on light grape solids and 100% malolactic fermentation gives added complexity and creaminess.
The wine is medium straw in colour with a fresh green/gold hue. The bouquet consists of stone fruit and lychee with nuances of Pinot Noir combining with toast and mushroom from the Chardonnay component. The palate is rich and flavoursome, driven by the strawberry cream characters of Pinot Noir and complemented by the elegant structural effect of Chardonnay.