WINE WITH STYLE & LEGACY
A vision to craft world class sparkling wine led Ed Carr to Tasmania. The cool climate, pristine environments and ancient soils are perfect for crafting world class sparkling wine.
1988, ED CARR EMBARKED ON A JOURNEY
MEET THE PIONEER AND WINEMAKER, ED CARR
Arras is made by a quietly spoken genius, Ed Carr, whose name should be known around the world. He is, by some considerable distance, Australia’s greatest sparkling winemaker
THE ANCIENT SOILS AND COLD CLIMATE OF TASMANIA
For more than a decade, the House of Arras team has identified and developed the ideal vineyard sites for world-class sparkling wine. This journey has led the House of Arras to call the ancient soils and cold climate of Tasmania home. Its climate is significantly cooler than the mainland, with long summer daylight and maritime influences, which are ideal conditions for long, slow and consistent fruit development.
CRAFTED FROM A TAPESTRY OF PRISTINE SITES
1. Tamar Valley
2. Pipers River & Northeast
3. Coal River Valley
4. East Coast
5. Huon Valley
6. Derwent Valley
7. Devonport & Northwest
Pinot & Chardonnay sourcing
Warmer and wetter than some other regions.
One of the most important regions for House of Arras
Coolest sub region (despite being close to Tamar), has the highest rainfall.
East, South East
All varieties and styles, provides softness and perfume
Moderate temperatures, low rainfall.
Robust, masculine and depth of flavour
Warm and dry, minimal temperature variations, relatively high humidity.
South (most southerly)
Top sparkling grapes
South East (inland)
Varying terroir, thus divided in to two sub regions
Upper, incredible quality, greatest elegance, finesse and complexity, cold nights, driest region. Lower, richness and ripeness, warm and sheltered.