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2018 Stripe Range Shiraz

2018 Stripe Range Shiraz

2018 Stripe Range Shiraz

Background Information

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.

Vintage

An excellent lead-up to harvest saw moderate yields and good berry size with cooler conditions for most of the growing season. A vintage without extremes of heat and later ripening than recent vintages saw fruit ripen slowly and steadily. An excellent year for Western Australian red wines.

Winemaker’s Notes

The fruit was machine harvested at  flavour ripeness and then gently  crushed to ferment. Fermentation  on skins in static fermenters lasted  between 7-9 days. Following  fermentation, the wine was gently  pressed off skins and then matured  on French oak for several months before being blended and bottled.  The 2018 Houghton Shiraz is an  excellent example of West  Australian Shiraz displaying typical characteristics of red berry fruits with  violet floral notes, cinnamon and  clove spice.

Tasting Notes

The colour is a brilliant dark red with  purple hues. Intensely aromatic, the  Houghton Shiraz displays cherry  and blueberry fruit combined with  black forest, cinnamon and white  pepper spices. The palate is bright  and flavoursome showing cherry,  dark chocolate and white pepper  spice, light oak chariness with silky  fine grained tannins provide good  length and structure.

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SKU: 504140