Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged 2006
GRAPE VARIETY: Chardonnay 67%, Pinot Noir 33%
A bright yellow gold with a hint of a green hue. A fine, delicate and persistent bead and mousse. An intricate bouquet of sea spray and fresh grapefruit, followed by rich aromas of butter biscuit and candle wax that meld together in this remarkably complex, yet bright wine. An intriguing palate demonstrating the perfect balance of flavour and elegance. Layers of lemon curd, natural yoghurt, butter biscuit and a hint of forest floor balance the tannin and natural acidity of the wine. A complex style expressing great sophistication and poise expected of the noble sparkling grape varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot noir grown in pristine cold climate vineyards.
Tasmania (Derwent Valley, East Coast)
Meticulously crafted from a tapestry of cool climate vineyards in pristine Tasmania, notably the Derwent Valley and East Coast. The grapes were hand-harvested and gently pressed with only the high quality ‘heart’ juice selected for this blend. After a carefully controlled primary fermentation with selected yeast, the wine underwent a second fermentation by lactic acid bacteria to soften and add complexity. The 2006 was aged on lees in tirage for 14 years developing an intensity of secondary characters recognised in the world’s finest cuvees.