Arras Methode Traditional Grand Vintage 2008
Fruit for this wine was hand-picked from cold climate Tasmanian vineyards prior to gentle whole bunch pressing, from which only free-run juice was collected. Primary fermentation was undertaken on light lees, followed by 100% malolactic fermentation. Once clarified, the wines were judiciously blended to style, bottled as tirage and matured in cool, dark storage for a minimum of seven years before disgorgement.
The palate has great elegance and poise with complex nuances of exotic spice, truffle, meringue and natural yoghurt. This is a dry style of sparkling wine which exhibits intense flavour persistence and vibrancy across the seamless structure.
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More Information Food Pairing Shellfish Serving Temp 5 - 10 degrees Diet & Sustainability Egg Free Variety Sparkling White Region Tasmania Vintage 2008 Country Australia Size 750ml Brand Arras
- 2019 James Halliday 96 points
- A premium sparkling wine coming from the most southern-most tip of Australia
- This benchmark Australian sparkling wine exhibits all the hallmarks of a world class sparkling win
James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au
Vintage 2008 - Bright straw-green; this is as energetic and fresh as a 3yo vintage sparkling, showing no signs of age. Granny Smith apple, lemon zest and unsweetened lemon juice flavours cloak the deliberate tannins in the wine, are all there as part of the structure and texture that make this wine so exceptional.