Medium straw in colour with a bright gold hue, this wine has a complex and inviting nose with nuances of forest floor, nougat, exotic spice and lanolin. The palate has opulent flavours reminiscent of lychee, butter sautéed mushroom, natural yoghurt and fresh oyster. This elegantly structured wine has a fantastic balance of freshness with persistence and depth of flavour.
Ed Carr, the man behind Arras, has been making sparkling wines in Australia since 1986 and for the Hardy’s group since 1994. He was one of the first winemakers to see the potential Tasmanian fruit had for producing world class sparkling wine and has been producing Arras solely with Tasmanian fruit since the 1998 vintage. Much to the horror of the accountants, however, he has insisted on ageing the wines on lees for over six years prior to release, something that increases both their cost and complexity.