2nd September, 2021, marks the highly anticipated vintage release from House of Arras, Australia’s most awarded sparkling winery.
Continuing to lift the reputation of Australian sparkling on the global stage, the celebrated Tasmanian winery welcomes a quintet of new releases to the coveted portfolio – Brut Elite Cuvée 1601, Grand Vintage 2013, Blanc de Blancs 2013 and E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2006.
This year also marks the inaugural release of Origin South Brut Cuvée and A by Arras Rosé – offering an exciting entry point into the luxurious Australian Sparkling wines within the House of Arras portfolio.
House of Arras Chief Winemaker Ed Carr, also one of Australia’s most awarded winemakers, has long held the belief that Tasmania produces sparkling wine equal to the world’s best and says the 2021 release is no different.
“The 2013 vintage wines – Grand Vintage 2013 and Blanc de Blancs 2013 – are particularly exciting. Both are distinct expressions of the spectacular Tasmanian vineyards they were sourced from, classic in style with a perfect balance that will continue to age gracefully. This year’s collection also features the Brut Elite Cuvée 1601, an elegant multi-vintage blend that is now in its tenth release,” says Carr.
With its age-old soils, cooler temperatures, long summer days and maritime influences, Tasmania is widely regarded as one of the most remarkable sparkling wine regions in the world. House of Arras only sources Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes from the most exceptional vineyards, harnessing the character and expression of each sub-region to craft world-class sparkling wines.
“Globally, consumers increasingly recognise that Tasmanian sparkling sits right up there alongside the likes of Champagne and other benchmark sparkling wines of similar age. Aside from the fact that House of Arras wines are enriched by exceptional length in tirage, the superb quality of our grapes can be entirely attributed to Tasmania’s second-to-none environment. It’s truly a place like no other,” continues Carr.
House of Arras proudly holds an enviable collection of 97 trophies and 250 gold medals awarded across domestic and international wine show circuits. Late last year, the E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2004 was named ‘Sparkling Wine of the Year 2020’ by Decanter Magazine – one of the world’s leading and most influential wine experts and publications.
Earlier this year, Decanter again awarded House of Arras top honours in its 2021 World Wine Awards, with E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2006 and Vintage Rosé 2008 taking home 97 points each. House of Arras Grand Vintage 2013 followed closely with 93 points, and the Blanc de Blancs 2013 and Brut Elite Cuvée 1601 both received 89 points.
House of Arras was started by Carr in 1995 and began as a project to prove to the rest of the world just how exceptional Tasmania was for crafting world-class sparkling wine. In 2018, Carr received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships in recognition of his unparalleled expertise and influence on the sparkling wine industry. Carr is also the only non- champenois winemaker to receive this award, a true testament to House of Arras wines consistent quality, complexity and maturity.
House of Arras’ latest vintage sparkling wines – Brut Elite Cuvée 1601, Grand Vintage 2013, Blanc de Blancs 2013 and E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2006 – will be available at fine wine retailers nationwide and online at www.houseofarras.com.au from 2 September 2021.
Origin South Brut Cuvée will be available exclusively at premium Liquorland, First Choice and Vintage Cellars stores nationally from October 2021. A by Arras Rosé will be available exclusively in Dan Murphy’s from 26 August 2021.
|House of Arras A by Arras Rosé||RRP $35.00|
|House of Arras Origin South Brut Cuvée||RRP $35.00|
|House of Arras Brut Elite Cuvée 1601||RRP $64.99|
|House of Arras Grand Vintage 2013||RRP $118.99|
|House of Arras Blanc de Blancs 2013||RRP $129.99|
|House of Arras E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2006||RRP $265.99|
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