Arras `EJ Carr` Late Disgorged 2001 (6 x 750mL), TAS.

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Overview

The Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged is the ultimate expression of the House of Arras journey and the man behind the vision. Made from the noble grape varieties of prestige sparkling wine, sourced from exceptional cold climate Tasmanian vineyards, this wine exhibits all the elegance, power and vibrancy that are the hallmarks of world class premium sparkling wine. After ten years on lees, it is the patience to allow the wine to mature at its own pace and the experience to know when it is at its best that has allowed this wine to achieve rich new heights in complexity and intensity. Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged pays tribute to the patience, dedication and inspiration of its maker – Ed Carr

Region:
TAS - Tasmania
State:
Tasmania
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Made from chardonnay and pinot noir sourced from the Pipers River, Upper and Lower Derwent Valley, not released until it has spent at least 10 years on lees. Glowing green-gold, fine mousse; a rich, complex and toasty bouquet; the palate has all of the foregoing, plus delicacy and perfect balance. Rating 96 - Drink by 2016 James Halliday, Wine Companion (APR/2013)

EJ Carr 2001 is one of the most refined sparkling wines ever made in this country. Southern Tasmania has proven just what heights it can achieve in elegant subtlety of yellow plum, lemon zest and white peach fruit. A touch over ten years on lees has built great complexity of dried fruits, butter biscuits, mixed spice, even a wisp of woodsmoke. It’s seamlessly strung, textured with chalky minerality and accented with a hint of seasalt. Such gloriously understated elegance is seldom seen outside the hallowed caves of Champagne itself. This is precisely the same wine as the Arras Grand Vintage 2001 released at around $60 some four years ago, with an additional four years on lees. Is a more than three-fold price leap justified, even for a production of just 170 dozen? Rating 96 - Drink to 2016 - Tyson Stelzer, tysonstelzer.com

Complex from ten years on lees gives enormous intensity with apple creamy fruit, initially followed by buttered toast aromas and multi-layered flavours with toasted almond and savoury edges decorating the lemon citrusfruit. An elegant and detailed party in your mouth, dry and crisp with great line and length. 5 Star - Rob Geddes MW, Australian Wine Vintages, Gold Book (SEP/2012)

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.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal - Tasmanian Wine Show 2013

Vintage
2001
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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