Arras Grand Vintage 2008
This traditional blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir retains all the brilliant freshness and longevity that will continue to allow the wine to improve with age. This Australian sparkling exhibits all the hallmarks of a world-class sparkling wine.
Fruit for this wine was hand-picked from cool-climate Tasmanian vineyards before gentle whole-bunch pressing. Primary fermentation was undertaken on light lees, followed by 100% malolactic fermentation. Once clarified, the wines were judiciously blended to style, bottled as tirage and matured in cool, dark storage before disgorgement.
The appearance is crystal clear with an ultrafine and persistent bead, medium straw with a golden lustre. The bouquet expresses an enticing aroma of grapefruit, jasmine flowers, sea brine and lychee. The palate has great elegance and poise with complex nuances of exotic spice, truffle, meringue and natural yoghurt. This is a dry style of sparkling wine, which exhibits intense flavour persistence and vibrancy across its seamless structure.
Trophy Best Sparkling- 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
Trophy Best Sparkling White or Rose- 2018 Sydney Royal Wine Show
96 points James Halliday's annual Top 100 wines 2018