A beautifully poised Vintage Rose, from one of Australia's finest producers of sparkling wine. Arras' pursuit of excellence has led them to the world stage where their wines have gained an incredible following, standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the best sparkling houses out there, including Champagne.
The 2009 vintage displays enticing aromas of lifted fresh red berries complemented by oyster, field mushroom and toast. This is a low-dosage style with structural elegance built around fine tannins and an acid backbone, which is seamless and persistent.
Again with 9 years in Tirage, this new release maintians beautiful character and poise for a Tasmanian Sparkling Rosé. A complex balance of fruit characters, savoury notes and a fine acid backbone. A unique example of cool climate vintage rose that you can keep going back to for rich aromas and fine palate.
The philosophy for Arras sparkling wines is simple - to create world class sparkling wines. Created by Australia’s most awarded sparkling winemaker, Ed Carr, outstanding fruit is sourced from across Tasmania's premium cold climate regions. The art of blending sparkling wine is one that can only be mastered by perfecting the craft, patience to allow the wine to mature at its own pace and the experience to know when it is at its best. The entire portfolio of Arras sparkling wines are held back between 3-10 yrs to give these wines the distinction, quality and maturity they require to be world class, unique sparkling wines.
JAMES HALLIDAY - TOP 100 WINES
A blend of 69.6% pinot noir and 30.4% chardonnay with some reserve wines. A spectacular 9 years on tirage/lees. Salmon-pink. How can a wine of this age be as delicate, fresh and red-fruited as this. A knockout in every respect.
HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW
Light rose-gold hue, barely a pink colour. The bouquet is complex and pinoty with a strong note of quince paste. It’s rich and fruit-sweet, generous and rounded, with a touch of sweetness and lively acidity backing up. Very good in a full, round, opulent style. Very fruity on the nose. It will no doubt be better integrated after a little more time on cork. (70:30 pinot noir to chardonnay, nine years on lees. Dosage 7 grams/litre)