The Arras Blanc de Blancs is a sparkling wine that truly expresses the attributes of prestige Tasmanian Chardonnay, meticulous winemaking and extensive age on yeast lees. Chardonnay can be considered the pinnacle of the classic sparkling varieties for its elegance and longevity. This wine is a benchmark for Australia in this classic style.
- TAS - Tasmania
Traditional method and many years on yeast lees have resulted in a wine that marries finesse and flavour, the flavours in the grapefruit/white peach spectrum, but softened by the brioche characters from the long time on lees.
Rating 96 - Drink by 2014 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Light straw in colour with a green hue, the House of Arras Blanc de Blancs 2001 possesses a brilliant clarity and an ultra-fine and persistent bead.
Lifted citrus aromas of grapefruit and lemon zest are complemented with fresh sea spray, buttered toast and mushroom on the bouquet.
On the palate grapefruit pith, roast cashew, toast and fresh oyster combine with a wonderful truffle-like autolysis. Seamless and immensely fine with great length and exceptional flavour persistence, this wine exhibits the brilliant vitality indicative of the outstanding quality of this label.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal, Tasmanian Wine Show 2013