The commitment to excellence from vineyard to bottling has positioned Houghton as Western Australia's most awarded winemaker. White Burgundy Classic is steeped in a history dating back to the 1830s, originally made by the founder of the brand, late great Jack Mann. Houghton carries the characteristic early drinking affabality, along with the terrific capacity to age gracefully and to develop within the bottle into quite a different wine. Bold west coast regional expression is right up front, the length of palate is driven by its solid weight of fruit.
Houghton have significant vineyard holdings in most of Western Australia's premium growing regions and can access the very best fruit, year in and year out. Assembled from parcels which construct a wine that's so much greater than the sum of parts. Fashioned to the classic dry white styling, components of Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc, Verdelho and Riesling, Semillon and Muscadelle, are harvested at optimal ripeness and vinified to achieve lift and refreshing verve in the finished wine. Gentle processing and cool fermentation captures vibrancy and freshness, early bottling, carried out promptly after assemblage and clarification, retains the crisp character of fully ripened grapes in the vineyard.
Pale straw in colour with a youthful green tinge. The nose displays intense and lifted aromatics of fresh lemon citrus, pineapple, fuzzy peach and banana with underlying lemon myrtle and candle wax notes. The palate is light and refreshing with tropical flavours of grapefruit and passionfruit, lime and rockmelon, complemented by peach and green apple.