House of Arras EJ Carr `Late Disgorged` 2000 (6 x 750mL), TAS.

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Overview

EJ Carr Late Disgorged is a wine of great intensity and character, with excellent structural elegance and flavour persistence. After 10 years on lees the wine has amazing complexity and yet retains the remarkable freshness of the character typical of a world class prestige cuvée. A true expression of Tasmanian terroir and impeccable winemaking - the 2000 vintage is the third only release of this wine.

Region:
TAS - Tasmania
State:
Tasmania
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir pays tribute to the dedication and inspiration of its maker, Ed Carr. After 10 years on lees the wine has amazing complexity and yet retains the remarkable freshness of the character typical of a world class prestige cuvée. A true expression of Tasmanian terroir and impeccable winemaking - the 2000 vintage is the third only release of this wine.

Rating 96 - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2013

Winery Tasting Notes

Appearance

Crystal clear with a fine and persistent bead, this wine is medium straw in colour with a bright yellow gold hue.

Aroma/Palate

The nose displays intensely complex aromas of fresh oyster, nougat and cherry brandy, whilst the palate exhibits great poise and structural elegance with delightfully persistent flavours of toast, buttered mushroom and truffle oil. The wine retains a brilliant freshness and vibrancy - the hallmark of the House of Arras style.

Winemaking Note

The 2000 vintage was crafted with all the best winemaking and viticultural methods, including whole bunch pressing, primary fermentation on light grape solids, 100% malolactic fermentation of base wines to add sophistication and structure, and the inclusion of a small percent fermented in new French oak. Meticulous blending of only the best parcels of Tasmanian fruit and 10 years on lees has ensured this wine shows amazing complexity and yet continues to retain the remarkable freshness expected of a typical world-class prestige cuvée.

Medals & Trophies

Best Sparkling Wine Trophy & Top Gold - Tasmanian Wine Show 2012

Gold Medal, Tasmanian Wine Show 2013

Vintage
2000
Region
TAS - Tasmania
Grape Style
Domestic Sparkling
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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For more than a decade, the House of Arras team has been identifying and developing the ideal vineyard sites for world class sparkling wine. This journey has led the House of Arras to call the ancient soils and cold climate of Tasmania home. Its climate is significantly cooler than the mainland, with long summer daylight and maritime influences, which are Ideal conditions for long, slow and consistent fruit development. The House of Arras sources fruit from many outstanding vineyards in southern Tasmania and the south east coast. Each location bestows its own nuances of character on chardonnay and pinot noir fruit.

Winemaker Ed Carr

Ed Carr, House of Arras master winemaker, is Australia’s most awarded sparkling winemaker. He has long held the belief that Tasmania can, and should, produce exceptional sparkling wines equal to the world's best. Over the past 20 years Ed Carr has amassed more than 100 trophies in Australian wine shows including 21 consecutive "Best Sparkling White Wine of Show" trophies at capital city wine shows. However, a world class sparkling wine can only be crafted with the finest fruit and the House of Arras viticultural team carefully nurtures the House of Arras vineyards through the vagaries of each and every growing season. Only the very best parcels of Tasmanian chardonnay and pinot noir are selected for House of Arras, carefully handled in separate batches and made into wine each vintage before being blended and left to mature and develop their own special nuances over many years.

Art of Blending

The art of blending sparkling wine is one that can only be mastered with years of experience. Many individual parcels are woven together to create the final blend, each bringing its own profound character to the complete wine. The world's leading sparkling wines require time to develop complexity and character. Part of Ed Carr's long term vision for the House of Arras was to release a single vintage wine with a minimum of 8 years tirage age. This vision is now realised as the House of Arras takes the next step in its journey.

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