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