2008 House of Arras Grand Vintage

Pipers River, TAS

One of Australia's benchmark sparkling wines. "Australia's answer to Krug." - James Halliday



Australia's answer to Krug.

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

The Grand Vintage cuveé from Ed Carr and House of Arras is arguably Australia's most important sparkling wine.

Sourced from premium sites across Tasmania, this classic method traditional sparkling spends up to a decade on lees before being disgorged.

It's a long and slow process to create this level of depth and complexity, but for Carr, it's well worth the wait.

This is an exquisite wine, one that is comparable to the very best sparklings from anywhere in the world.

About House of Arras

Ed Carr is Australia's most decorated sparkling winemaker.

In 1988, Carr began the House of Arras sparkling program. It was the beginning of a project that would become Australia's most respected sparkling label.

Sourcing fruit from all across Tasmania, Carr has a level of craftsman ship and expertise that puts him squarely in with the elites of the elites in sparkling wine.

His list of accolades are too numerous to mention but suffice to say, more than three decades on, his vision of creating truly world-class bubbles from Australia has been fully realised.

Winemaker Ed Carr
Winemaker Ed Carr
Photo Credit: Wine Australia
Additional Info

From The Producer

A wine of outstanding quality, enriched by the great complexity of character that follows seven years of tirage. The Arras Grand Vintage retains brilliant freshness and longevity that has exceptional balance and a rich full bodied taste.

Blend : Chardonnay (66%), Pinot Noir (34%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Ed Carr
Ed Carr
Pipers River, TAS
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"Bright straw-green; this is as energetic and fresh as a 3yo vintage sparkling, showing no signs of age. Granny Smith apple, lemon zest and unsweetened lemon juice flavours cloak the deliberate tannins in the wine, are all there as part of the structure and texture that make this wine so exceptional." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)


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