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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 Grand Vintage is the fulfilment of a vision to craft world class sparkling wine. Enriched by the complexity of character that follows six years tirage, yet retains all the brilliant freshness and longevity that will continue to improve with age.

A cooler than average year with high rainfall at the start of the growing season. Conditions became favourable over flowering resulting in a solid crop set. The season remained cool and hence elegant flavours and structure persisted through to harvest with an excellent natural acidity evident in the base wines. This season’s wines exhibit finesse and longevity with great potential for release after extended maturation.

Trophy - Best Sparkling - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal (Top) - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal (Top) - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal (Top) - Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal - Tasmanian Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal - International Wine & Spirits Show 2017
Gold Medal - Champagne & Sparkling World Championships 2017
(96 Points) - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2017
(96 Points) - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2017
(96 Points) - Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2017
(95 Points) - Huon Hooke; Real Review 2017
(95 Points) - Tyson Stelzer; Top 150 Sparkling 2017

'08 is one of my favourite vintages in Tasmania, and this cuvee captures the tension of its mood in a pale, bright straw hue and focused lemon and apple fruit. An almost two-thirds chardonnay dominance is proclaimed in white fruit definition and layers of struck flint reduction. 7 years on lees has built more in texture than flavour, lending just subtle almond meal and charcuterie complexity. The tightly coiled acidity of this enduring season calls for time to unwind. Patience. Drink By: 2023; Price: $70.00; Alcohol: 12.5%; Rating: 95 Points; Tyson Stelzer; Halliday Wine Companion

 

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