House of Arras `Brut Elite` NV (6 x 750mL), TAS.

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$173.94 per pack
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Overview

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 Arras Brut Elite is the fulfilment of a vision to craft world class sparkling wine. A wine with remarkable brightness of character and structural elegance, The Brut Elite has developed outstanding complexity from extended ageing.

Region:
TAS - Tasmania
State:
Tasmania
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

A traditional method blend of multi-Tasmanian region pinot noir and chardonnay given many years on lees prior to disgorgement. Pale straw-green, it is at once intense yet fine, brioche and toast nuances in a creamy web, the acidity perfect, the palate long and harmonious. Rating 96 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2011)

The Brut Elite has a mineral and elegant palate structure with flavours evolving in the glass around lychee, truffle, cinnamon and lanolin. The natural acidity and subtle quality oak tannins are the backbone of this textural wine that exhibits fantastic persistence of flavour. Champagne Jayne

Winery Tasting Notes

Appearance

Crystal clear with an extremely fine bead and persistent mousse, the House of Arras Brut Elite is a delicate colour of fresh straw with a bright green/gold hue.

Aroma

On the nose, the wine has an unmistakably inviting and complex mélange of aromas with influences of fresh oyster, sourdough yeast as well as the aromas of exotic spices, vanilla bean and nougat.

Palate

The Brut Elite has a mineral and elegant palate structure with flavours evolving in the glass around lychee, truffle, cinnamon and lanolin. The natural acidity and subtle quality oak tannins are the backbone of this textural wine that exhibits fantastic persistence of flavour.

Food Matching

Enjoy with fresh light seafood with subtle Asian spices and fresh ginger.

Vintage
non-vintage
Region
TAS - Tasmania
Grape Style
Domestic Sparkling
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
12.4%

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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