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 Brut Elite is the fulfilment of a vision to craft world class sparkling wine. A wine with remarkable brightness of character and structural elegance, the Brut Elite has developed outstanding complexity from extended ageing.
Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Tirage: Minimum 4 Years
In The Press
Light to medium straw colour, the House of Arras Brut Elite 1501 retains a brilliant clarity and an ultra-fine and persistent bead. Exotic characters are drawn together in this captivating wine including lychee, white stone fruit, lanolin and oyster shell.
The palate is red fruit driven with generous flavours and texture. The three varieties combine to give a seamless palate of sophistication and poise. Secondary flavours of field mushroom and brioche overlay the fruit further building complexity and persistence. A firm natural acidity provides a backbone for the longevity and vibrancy of this wine.
94% of this blend is from 2015 vintage with was a temperate and dry year with excellent fruit yield. Berry size was near perfect and the fruit retained high natural acidity that required additional hang time to moderate. The white wines from this vintage exhibit beautiful structure and poise with the classic characteristics of a cool and balanced season right through to harvest.