Chardonnay Western Australia
Since that first memorable vintage of 1859, the historic Houghton wineworks have been relied upon for an unbroken tradition of the most satisfying West Australian wines. Houghton continue to deliver every year with an impressive range to suit every contemporary taste and discerning palate. Harvests of the finest Chardonnay, collated from the premier viticultural precincts of Margaret and Frankland Rivers, Swan Valley and Gin Gin, are assembled into a stylish young wine with profound regional fruit character, to be enjoyed everyday and at any occasion.
It is the exacting attention to detail in the vineyard and winery which set Houghton apart, an endowment of the finest fruit crafted by a skilled and dedicated team. Named after an ancient brand trademark and sourced from the choicest West Australian vineyards, the Houghton Stripe range epitomises the flavoursome, vibrant style of Houghton. Grapes are harvested at optimum ripeness gently crushed, batches are chilled to retain bright fruit flavours and gently pressed. Juices are to a controlled vinification at cooler temperatures to enhance the exquisite varietal fruit characters. Upon completion, components are matured for six months on lees to build texture and complexity before assemblage.
Brilliant, pale straw hue. Intense primary melon, white peach and lemon citrus notes, almonds and brioche from lees battonage and oak. The palate is fresh and full of flavour, stonefruits and citrus peel notes, lemons and lime, the long and lightly textured palate is seasoned by hints of hazelnut and vanillin spice. Match to creamy prawns gumbo or new england chowder.