Arras Grand Vintage 2007 (6 x 750mL Giftboxed), TAS.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $70

$56.99 per Bottle
$341.94 per pack

Overview

A wine of outstanding quality, enriched by the great complexity of character that follows seven years of triage. The Arras Grand Vintage retains brilliant freshness and longevity that has exceptional balance and a rich full bodied taste.

Region:
TAS - Tasmania
State:
Tasmania
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Led confidently by more than three-quarters chardonnay, Grand Vintage upholds a refreshingly pale straw hue and exciting fruit energy of lemons, apples and white stone fruits. The engagingly reductive tendency of chardonnay has been captured to masterful effect in grilled toast and gunpowder nuances. A low dosage of just 6g/l is all it needs. Wonderfully fine, lees-derived mouth feel and outstanding persistence confirm a true Grand Vintage. Rating 95 - Drink by 2019, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2016)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Crystal clear with an ultrafine and persistent bead, medium straw with a yellow gold hue.

Aroma

Toast, honeycomb, sourdough and nougat.

Palate

An intriguing blend of flavours, including lemon curd, natural yogurt, brine and a hint of forest floor. The palate has great elegance and poise with a finely balanced dosage or sugar, acidity and tannic structure.

Vintage
2007
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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