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There's no other way to say it, Ed Carr is a living legend of Australian wine. As James Halliday noted "He is by some considerable distance, Australia's Greatest Sparkling maker." Big words of praise and well deserved, the man has dominated Australian Sparkling for near on three decades. The Grand Vintage is one of Australia's premiere Sparklings. The 2007 spent seven years on lees prior to being disgorged. This is without exception one of the country's few world-class methode traditionelle wines. Built with precision, elegance and immense depth - if you want to see Australia's best, this is one of only a few that could lay claim to such a title.
What it Tastes Like
"Led confidently by more than three-quarters chardonnay, Grand Vintage upholds a refreshingly pale straw hue and exciting fruit energy of lemons, apples and white stone fruits. The engagingly reductive tendency of chardonnay has been captured to masterful effect in grilled toast and gunpowder nuances. A low dosage of just 6g/l is all it needs. Wonderfully fine, lees-derived mouth feel and outstanding persistence confirm a true Grand Vintage." - James Halliday
95 points. "Led confidently by more than three-quarters chardonnay, Grand Vintage upholds a refreshingly pale straw hue and exciting fruit energy of lemons, apples and white stone fruits. The engagingly reductive tendency of chardonnay has been captured to masterful effect in grilled toast and gunpowder nuances. A low dosage of just 6g/l is all it needs. Wonderfully fine, lees-derived mouth feel and outstanding persistence confirm a true Grand Vintage." - James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion) 97 points "An outstanding wine, complex and multi-layered with smoky, strawberry and freshly-baked bread aromas, the palate elegant and refined but also generous in flavour, with soft texture and superb balance." - Huon Hooke Dual Trophy - Best Sparkling & Best Wine of the Show - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2016 Dual Trophy - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2016.
Sourced from premium vineyards in across the cold climate of Tasmania. Traditional method of Sparkling production with 7 years triage prior to disgorgement.
Bottle Size: 750ml
Drink Until: 2020
About the Producer
House of Arras
The House of Arras is widely recognised as the country’s premier Sparkling producing house. Started by the great Ed Carr, this winery has produced many of the sparkling Australian wines that could truly be considered world class.
Australian Chardonnay is a seductive variety that comes in all shapes and sizes. From the toasty and voluptuous to the lean, flinty and minerally, there is a Chardonnay out there to suit everyone. Australia’s developing prowess with this variety has been marked by the international community with wine writers such as Jancis Robinson marvelling at the outstanding value to be had right across the country. The prestige brands of Margaret River offer wines of deep flavour and power, often crafting fuller-figured Chardonnay of outstanding quality. The cooler-climate wines from the Yarra Valley, Tasmania and the like are more focused and linear, building complexity around a backbone of pristine acidity. Whatever your preference, there is an Australian Chardonnay to enchant all comers.
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