To Produce “A” by Arras Premium Couvée House of Arras a blend of three classic grape varieties of sparkling wine, select parcels of premium Tasmanian fruit from vineyards throughout the renowned cold climate sub regions of Tasmania. Fastidious viticulture and winemaking including extended lees aging is the essence of this alluring wine of complexity and vibrancy. The wine spends a minimum of 3 years on lees before it’s released and at least 6 months on cork, which gives it a rich but fresh flavour.
Born of a long- held desire to craft world class sparkling wines, the House of Arras wines are a true expression of its origin and maker a marriage of exceptional cold climate Tasmanian vineyards and uncompromising sparkling winemaking techniques mastered over decades. The House of Arras truly represents the pinnacle of Australian sparkling wine.
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 are sourced 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. For more than a decade, the House of Arras team has been identifying and developing 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. The House of Arras sources fruit from many outstanding vineyards in southern Tasmania and the south east coast. Each location bestows its own nuances of character on chardonnay and pinot noir fruit.