House of Arras Blanc de Blancs 2005 (6 x 750mL Giftboxed), 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 it elegance and longevity. This wine is a benchmark for Australia in this classic style.

Region:
TAS - Tasmania
State:
Tasmania
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

As with all the House of Arras wines, traditional method. The grapes were grown in the Upper Derwent, Huon Estuary and Lower Derwent districts, whole bunch-pressed, with fermentation and 100% mlf taking place on faintly cloudy juice. The wine then spent 8 years on yeast lees before disgorgement in early '15, the dosage 8.4g/l. Gleaming yellow-gold, it is everything you could wish for, with luscious grapefruit and nectarine flavours balanced to perfection by the brioche/biscuit flavours and creamy mouthfeel from the long time on lees. Rating 97 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2015)

Winery Tasting Notes

Appearance,

Medium straw in colour with a fresh green gold hue, the House of Arras Blanc de Blancs possesses a brilliant clarity and an ultra-fine and persistent bead.

Aroma

Lifted aromas of orange blossom, complemented with nougat and fresh sea spray.

Palate

The palate is complex and enticing with nuances of sourdough, truffle, marzipan and fresh oyster; seamless and immensely fine with great length and exceptional flavour persistence. Dosage has been restricted to present a crisp and dry style, exhibiting a firm natural acidic backbone. The Arras Blanc de

Blancs 2004 shows structural elegance, poise and vibrancy which are recognized hallmarks of this style.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal, Tasmania Wine Show 2015

Vintage
2005
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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