Winery’s flagship red released

Winery’s flagship red released

First produced in 1994, the single-vineyard wine from WA’s Frankland River region honours Jack Mann’s contribution to the Houghton winery where he was senior winemaker from 1930 until 1972.

He is credited for his innovation and convention-breaking methods, which saw him produce what is now Australia’s top selling dry white wine, Houghton’s Classic White.

Houghton senior winemaker Ross Pamment, a 15-vintage veteran at the winery, said it was an honour to lead the production of the iconic vintage for the Jack Mann label.

‘Jack Mann made such a lasting impression on the wine industry, not only in WA, but across Australia and around the world,’ he said.

‘The 2011 was an early ripening vintage with warmer and drier conditions than average.

‘The selected parcels from Frankland River were picked at just the right moment, producing some incredible fruit that will be a true tribute to Jack.’

The 2011 Houghton Jack Mann comprises 96 per cent cabernet sauvignon, 3 per cent malbec and 1 per cent shiraz.