Arras Blanc de Blancs 2013
GRAPE VARIETY: Chardonnay
Medium deep straw and a bright gold lustre, with an ultra-fine, persistent bead. The elegant bouquet reveals layers of lime essence, jasmine flower, shortbread biscuit and oyster shell. A perfectly poised and elegant Blanc de Blancs, displaying intense citrus layers, complemented by notes of lanolin, truffle oil, exotic spice and bright saline characters. A rich and viscous palate that shows exceptional umami flavours. The fine acid line and delicate tannin structure are exquisitely balanced by the faintest dosage.
A sophisticated Blanc de Blancs style that is always crafted from the best Chardonnay of the vintage. Pristine Chardonnay fruit was hand-picked and gently bunch pressed to ensure the extraction of the finest juice. Primary fermentation was in stainless steel (93%) and first use French oak barriques (7%), and then undergoes malolactic fermentation to add further softness and character to the wine. After 7 years of lees maturation the disgorged wine is completed with a tailored dosage to create a style of great sophistication and poise.