Born of a long-held desire to craft world class sparkling wines, the House of Arras is a true expression of its origin and maker – a marriage of exceptional cold climate Tasmanian vineyards and uncompromising sparkling winemaking techniques mastered over decades. The House of Arras Rosé is a sophisticated sparkling rosé style with a wonderful balance of red fruits and complexity from age.
- TAS - Tasmania
A blend of pinot noir (dominant) and chardonnay sourced from the Lower and Upper Derwent and Huon Valley districts. Here the wine spends at least seven years on lees. Pale salmon-pink; some spicy forest fruit aromas; the complex palate picks up all of the red fruit characters. A delicious wine, ready now. Rating 96 - Drink by 2015, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (APR/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
Moderate salmon pink in colour, with a lively and persistent fine bead.
The 2005 Arras Rosé displays enticing aromas of fresh red berry fruits, married to the complexity of extended tirage maturation; along with brioche like yeast, nougat and exotic spices.
The palate is rich, yet structurally elegant with immense complexity and persistence. Savoury characters mingle with nuances of ripe strawberries and cream on the low dosage palate, and are held together by the fine acid backbone. This wine exhibits great persistence with a sublime refreshing finish.