Tasmania’s House of Arras has been named No.1 sparkling in the Decanter Magazine Top 100 wines of 2020 for its E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2004.
The wine, which retails for $265.95, was awarded an Outstanding Classification with an impressive 96 points by the fine wine judging panel, chosen above sparkling wines from around the world, ahead of Champagne Krug 2006.
The Decanter Magazine Top 100 wines of the year are judged by some of the most revered wine experts from around the world. The wines that make this list every year are subject to a rigorous tasting process in order to crown the winners.
House of Arras Chief Winemaker Ed Carr said: “It’s an absolute honour to have the E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2004 judged alongside some of the best sparkling wines from across the globe.
“House of Arras was born from a vision to create an Australian sparkling wine on parity with the world’s finest champagnes and sparkling wines. Today’s Decanter Magazine announcement reinforces this vision and is proof that the world’s best
sparkling can be found right here in Tasmania.”
House of Arras E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2004 is made from the noble grape varieties of prestige sparkling wine, sourced from exceptional cold climate Tasmanian vineyards. A mix of 69% Chardonnay and 31% Pinot Noir, this wine has spent 13 years on tirage.
Carr (above) is Australia’s most awarded sparkling winemaker, and House of Arras is Australia’s most awarded sparkling wine brand with 96 trophies and 246 gold medals received across the domestic and international wine show circuits. Recently House of Arras Grand Vintage 2009 and Blanc de Blancs NV were included in esteemed wine expert James Halliday’s Top 100 Australian wines for 2020, awarded 97 points and 94 points respectively.
This month House of Arras was also awarded four Gold Medals at the 2020 Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships across its collection, including E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2004.
At the 2018 Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships, Carr received the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his unparalleled expertise and contribution to the sparkling wine industry. Carr is the only non-champenois winemaker to ever receive this award.
The House of Arras 2020 vintage collection includes four new vintages: House of Arras Rosé 2008, House of Arras Grand Vintage 2009, House of Arras Museum Release Blanc de Blancs 2004 and House of Arras E.J. Carr Late Disgorged Magnum 2004. Additionally, this year House of Arras unveiled the first new wine to its portfolio in over six years – House of Arras Blanc de Blancs NV.
The House of Arras vintage collection is available at fine wine retailers nationally and online at www.houseofarras.com.au. House of Arras E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2004 – is available in strictly limited supply.