House of Arras Grand Vintage 2004 (6 x 750mL), TAS.RRP$70

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Overview

The Arras Grand Vintage is a wine of outstanding quality, enriched by the great complexity of character that follows six years on lees. This traditional blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir retains all the brilliant freshness and longevity that will continue to allow the wine to improve with age. A benchmark Australian sparkling wine which exhibits all the hallmarks of a world class vintage cuvée.

Region:
TAS - Tasmania
State:
Tasmania
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Mid-gold, vibrant hue; a compelling and deeply toasty bouquet, with grilled nuts and fresh lemons vying for supremacy; the palate is lively, chalky, complex and while rich, travels gracefully on a staggeringly long path, unimpeded by imperfection; lovely. Rating 97 - Drink by 2020, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varieties

Chardonnay (66.3%), Pinot Noir (33.7%)

Appearance

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

Aroma

The nose displays a complex mixture of aromas including lifted nuances of honey biscuit, truffle, mushroom and the distinct scent of sea spray.

Palate

The palate is rich and flavoursome with a truly epicurean mix of toast, sautéed mushroom and lemon curd.This is a very elegant wine with an exceptional balance of acidity, sugar and tannin.

Vintage
2004
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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