Fizz /// Pinot & Chardy // Tasmania / Australia
Tasmanian winemakers have known it for years, but this week one of the world's leading wine publications made it official: Australian sparkling can trump the best fizz from France. Released by Tasmanian winery House of Arras, EJ Carr Late Disgorged 2004 was named sparkling wine of the year in Decanter magazine's January 2021 issue, published in the UK on Friday. GOODFOOD.COM.AU
NOTE: The above is referring to Arras' top wine, not A by Arras, but it shows the pedigree of the house. 'A' by Arras still managed to get a handy 93 points from Decanter! Not bad for an entry wine!
A blend of three classic grape varieties of sparkling wine. 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. The palate has opulent flavours reminiscent of lychee, butter sautéed mushroom, natural yoghurt and fresh oyster. This elegantly structured wine has great persistence of flavour and exquisite balance of dosage and acidity. ARRA