Arras Grand Vintage 2008
$6499each
$779DOZEN
WineryArras
Fruit Chardonnay PinotNoir
Regions Pipers Brook Tamar River
  Tasmania
Each $64.99
$779.00
Available in cases of 6
Arras Grand Vintage is a wine of outstanding peerage, fashioned from the fruit of superior sites, enriched by the great complexity of character that follows six years tirage. A tapestry of flavours and aromatics suspended within an elegant mousse, Arras is artisanaly crafted from the noble Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to true Methode traditionelle. After several years resting on lees and an extended bottle maturation, this peerless wine from Tasmania's finest vineyards, carries the distinction of a world class, effervescent Cuvée.
The Arras team retain access to an endowment of the finest sparkling wine vineyards in all Australia. Choice parcels of fruit, hand picked off the best blocks within the finest sites, are gently whole bunch pressed, retaining only the first free run juices, to retain freshness and elegance of structure. After a term of cold settling, the individual batches are vinified on light grape solids, followed by a course of malolactic on primary ferment lees. Once clarified, the wines are judiciously assembled to style and prepared for tirage. Six years maturation on yeast lees has built additional complexity and depth. Degorgement and introduction of expedition liqueur completes the Methode traditionelle.
TASTING NOTES
Straw gold hue, crystal clear with fine bead and persistent mousse. Bouquets of orange peel and clove, a sea brine influence, complexed by fresh brioche and pastry yeast aroma. Like the bouquet, lively flavours of sea brine, citrus peel and sweet jasmine flower are complemented on the palate with truffle and butter/ mushroom characters. A racy acid and great persistence of flavour ensure an exciting finish.
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  Tasmania
  Each $64.99
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Available in cases of 6
    [ Details ]
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More About Arras Wines
Australia's most industry respected sparkling wine specialist lead the Hardy winemaking team in 1988 to embark on a journey to craft an exceptional Australian sparkling wine equal to the world’s best
For more two decades, the House of Arras have been identifying and developing the ideal vineyard sites for world class sparkling wines. This journey has led the House of Arras to call the ancient soils and cold climate of Tasmania home. The cold climate, pristine environment and ancient soils are perfect for crafting world class sparkling wine. Tasmania's 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. Arras»