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2006 House of Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged Blanc de Blancs in Box

AustraliaSparklingAustralianHighly RecommendPrivate Cellar

$ 198.00 AUD

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A 99 point masterpiece and arguably Australia's best ever sparkling wine that can compete with the best of Champagne. Meticulously crafted from a tapestry of cool climate vineyards in pristine Tasmania, notably the Derwent Valley and East Coast. The grapes were hand-harvested and gently pressed with only the high quality ‘heart’ juice selected for this blend. After a carefully controlled primary fermentation with selected yeast, the wine underwent a second fermentation by lactic acid bacteria to soften and add complexity.

Region - Australia

Type - Sparkling

Year - 2006

Winery - iHeartwine Private Cellar

Grape - Method Classic (Traditional Method) Sparkling

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

The 2006 was aged on lees in tirage for 14 years developing an intensity of secondary characters recognised in the world’s finest cuvees. Quite golden in colour with a haunting aroma of roasted chestnuts, oyster shells and white stone fruit. The palate shows attractive bottle age; rich and full yet finely poised.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Lean and Crisp, Something Special, Vibrant and Exciting

Fruit aromas & flavour

Citrus, Stonefruit

Other aromas & flavour

Minerality, Nuttiness, Spices, Toastiness

Body type

light

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Vegetables

Shellfish

Oysters

Cured Meats

Desserts

Fish

Spicy Foods

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Poultry

Expert review

Extraordinary: still so fresh and balanced, minerally, laser-like acidity; infinite length, apple, pear, brioche and honey coexistence seems impossible, but it’s not, nor is its ability to stare down Champagne.

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