The Blanc de Blancs House of Arras is crafted from premium Chardonnay fruit grown throughout the cold climate regions of Tasmania using the House of Arras winemaking techniques built around, 100% malolactic fermentation, the inclusion of a significant proportion of barrel fermented components and extensive tirage maturation. This inaugural release is blended from multiple vintages to ensure consistency of style and quality. 30 months on lees. 100% malolactic fermentation. 25% Oak matured. Transfer Method.
The House of Arras is a true expression of its origin and maker. A marriage of exceptional cold climate Tasmanian vineyards and uncompromising sparkling wine-making mastered over decades by Ed Carr.
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.