The House of Arras Blanc de Blancs 2004 was made with Ed’s signature attention to detail. Made in the time honoured traditional method the Chardonnay grapes were hand-picked and whole bunch pressed with only the heart run juice selected. The base wines undergo malolactic fermentation and the cuvee is bottle fermented with 8 years lees maturation. Chardonnay is considered to be the pinnacle of the classic sparkling wine varieties and this House of Arras Blanc de Blancs 2004 is a true expression of both Ed’s skill and the longevity, elegance, poise and vibrancy of this sparkling style.
“The wines from this vintage show strong natural acidity and elegance of character that reflect the cool conditions. The House of Arras Blanc de Blancs 2004 is a benchmark wine that truly expresses the great longevity and complexity of this classic style,” said Ed.
- TAS - Tasmania
The grapes come from the Pipers River and Upper Derwent districts, and the wine is not released until it has spent a minimum of eight years on lees. Pale quartz-green; white flower and brioche aromas; very intense and very long; lovely citrus/white peach fruit; dazzling purity. Rating 97 - Drink by 2017 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (APR/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
Crystal clear with a fine and persistent bead, this wine is medium straw in colour with a bright yellow gold hue.
Dry, crisp and with a seemless palate, the House of Arras Blanc de Blanc 2004 has lifted aromas of orange blossom, nougat and seaspray. The fine palate offers complex flavours of sourdough, truffle and marzipan with great length and flavour persistence - all underpinned by a firm natural acid backbone.
Medals & Trophies
Best Sparkling wine - James Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2014