Wine Code Breaker #344

Non Vintage House of Arras Brut Elite Cuvée No. 1501 Methode Traditionelle, Tasmania

October 19 is Champagne Day.  What a great day to recognise the euphoric elixir that is a sparkling white or pink shaded wine.  This day ignores the fact that the English invented the Methode Traditionelle of which, yes the French perfected.  It also ignores all the wines around the world, particularly those of Tasmania, that are made using Methode Traditionelle.  So, I am starting a campaign to change Champagne Day to become Methode Traditionelle Day.  Use #MethodeTraditionelleDay to show your support.

The Non Vintage Arras Brut Elite Cuvée No. 1501 Methode Traditionelle is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with a splash of Pinot Meunière from vineyards in Northern Tasmania.  It is a beautiful deep yellow straw with a fine persistent bead that is a hallmark of Methode Traditionelle.  The nose is complex with perfume of white flowers and rose petals including intense flavours of stone fruits, peach in particular.  The palate has a beautiful flavour profile and mouthfeel showcasing the peach with just a hint of apricots, red berries, nougat and brioche.  The bead and acidity is glorious and a perfect Methode Traditionelle to be celebrated on #MethodeTraditionelleDay.


Rating95 pts
DrinkNow; 3-10 yrs
TastedOctober 2020

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