House of Arras Blanc de Blancs 2001 (6 x 750mL), TAS.

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Overview

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.

Region:
TAS - Tasmania
State:
Tasmania
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

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

Appearance

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.

Aroma

Lifted citrus aromas of grapefruit and lemon zest are complemented with fresh sea spray, buttered toast and mushroom on the bouquet.

Palate

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.

Tirage Age

9 years

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal, Tasmanian Wine Show 2013

Vintage
2001
Region
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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