House of Arras `EJ Carr Late Disgorged` 2002 (6 x 750mL), TAS.

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Arras EJ. Carr Late Disgorged Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir pays tribute to the dedication and inspiration of its maker, EJ. Carr. As the pinnacle of House of Arras, 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 2002 vintage is the fifth only release of this wine.

TAS - Tasmania

Expert Reviews

Ed Carr admits '02 was a difficult season in Tasmania, but after more than a decade on lees, here's testimony to his skill. A 58/42% chardonnay/pinot blend, retaining tightly defined grapefruit and white peach focus in the midst of well-defined roast nut toastiness, creamy mouthfeel and compelling struck flint complexity. Rating 95 - Drink by 2016, TS - Wine Companion 2014

After the very restrained 2001, Ed Carr describes 2002 as a very challenging vintage to get his head around, with a lot of unevenness in fruit ripeness. A testimony to his talent, there’s no suggestion of this a decade on. Instead, a true Australian prestige cuvée of remarkable persistence, great complexity and precise focus. Primary grapefruit, brown lime and white peach fruit remain amidst lovely struck flint reductive complexity and ever-rising depth of roast nut toastiness. It’s tight and focused and creamy all at once, with dosage sitting neatly within its fruit. Rating 95 - Drink to 2016,

Winery Tasting Notes


A true prestige cuvée based on attributes of pristine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the finest Tasmanian vineyards, crystal clear in appearance with an enticing fine and persistent bead. This wine is medium deep straw in colour with a fresh gold hue.


The bouquet displays lifted nuances of brown lime, butter biscuit and oyster.


The palate reveals a complex flavour profile, exhibiting characters of honey, nougat, sourdough toast and truffle. A richly flavoured and intriguing palate, with a strong natural acid backbone, elegant structure and great persistence. The wine retains a brilliant freshness and vibrancy - the hallmark of the House of Arras style.

Cellaring Potential

Best to drink now, maximum of 2 years.

Medals & Trophies

Trophy - Best Late Disgorged Mature Vintage Sparkling Wine Trophy

Gold Medal, 2014 Tasmania wine show, Mature Sparkling wine category Class 27

Gold Medal, 2014 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships

TAS - Tasmania
Grape Style
Domestic Sparkling
Closure Type
Cork closure

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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