Houghton has proudly been established for 180 years. It is our exacting attention to flavour profile and overall balance in our wines that sets Houghton apart. The Crofters range celebrates the vision of our founder C.W Ferguson, who made the Houghton ‘Croft’ homestead, the home of Houghton Wines. This range displays finely crafted, contemporary styles, typical of Western Australia’s premium wine regions.
The 2018 vintage in Frankland River was characterised by persistent warm and dry conditions. A return to healthy rainfall levels in the preceding winter and a wet, cool spring resulted in healthy vines carrying a good crop. The weather conditions resulted in the harvest of Frankland River Shiraz at full flavour ripeness.
For this hallmark regional Cabernet Sauvignon, grapes were sourced from premium vineyards in the Frankland River region. The fermentation was carried out using indigenous yeasts and lasted for a period of eight to ten days. The wine was then gently pressed off skins and completed malolactic fermentation on French oak in tank and barrels. Following 16 months maturation, the wine was lightly fined and filtered to bottle.
This is a wine of elegance and fruit power that displays the hallmark characters of Frankland River Shiraz. Enjoy at the time of release or will repay careful cellaring over the next decade.