House Of Arras Brut Elite NV
- Crisp, fine
E.J. Carr and his legendary House of Arras are commonly considered the best sparkling producer in all of Australia, one that rivals the top houses of Champagne. This is their Brut Elite, an NV sparkling composed of 57% pinot noir, 35% chardonnay, 8% pinot meunier. It leans towards light-bodied, extra brut and fresh. There’s elegance abounding, a refreshing crispness and plenty of subtle notes of mushroom, lychee, brioche, oyster and peach. And if medals are your thing, Brute Elite has a nice collection of trophies and golds. So if you love Champagne but want to drink Australian wines, you really can’t find a bottle more fitting than this.
“57.3/34.9/7.9% pinot noir/chardonnay/meunier. Méthode traditionnelle; 2016 base vintage, first disgorgement, hence '1601'; aged 4 years on lees; 3.5g/L dosage; Cuvée No 1601, disgorged Aug '20. The house blend of the great House of Arras is a vital barometer for Tasmanian sparkling. Ever more honed, chiselled and sophisticated, its dosage drives lower than ever with each passing release, now resolutely extra brut. The deep, characterful, long-aged mood of Arras is pronounced here, brimming with vanilla cream, toast and roast almonds. Crunchy Tasmanian lemon, grapefruit and red apple brings tension to a long finish. The bite of bitter phenolics inherent to the Arras style is pronounced, leaving the finish grainy and firm.”
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- 57% pinot noir, 35% chardonnay, 8% pinot meunier
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Some of the country's highest quality and best value wines unarguably come from this wee island, and the average bottle price is higher than any other region. It is probably the most sustainable part of the Aussie wine industry, given its relatively untapped potential and consistency of quality.There's no denying that the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, sparkling and aromatic whites are up there with the best.