Croser Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV (6 x 750mL Giftboxed), SA.

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Overview

The Croser sparkling wines are crafted in the traditional method from fruit sourced from the Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills. A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, these wines are Australian elegance in a bottle. The perfect Australian sparkling for every special occasion.

The Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills allows for full ripening of the grapes even in cooler vintages. With diverse aspects and varied soil types over some of the oldest rock formations, it delivers a subtle diversity of flavours from within the one valley. The cool ripening season and adequate rainfall is ideally suited for growing elegant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Hand picked fruit is either whole bunch pressed or crushed and pressed. The free run juices are inoculated using Petaluma's special strains of yeast and fermented in barrique and tank. The tiraged sparkling wine is left to age on yeast lees for eighteen months and disgorged on demand, ensuring the wine retains exhibits freshness and vitality upon release.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Bronze-straw; fashioned from Adelaide Hills fruit and bottle-fermented; distinct touches of strawberry before a relatively dry finish.

Rating 90 - James Halliday, Wine Companion - Aug 2010

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Light blonde colour, a fine persistent mousse with an exquisitely fine bead.

Aroma

An exciting bouquet of complex fruits, citrus and baked yeast characters.

Palate

Pinot Noir forms the backbone of the palate, a robust sparkling wine with hints of red fruits, strawberry and currant, raspberry and delicious apple. Chardonnay offers nectarine, cashew and biscuit characters. An elegant, refreshing style that's drinking beautifully on release and will develop marvelous complexity

Vintage
non-vintage
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Domestic Sparkling
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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The unique Piccadilly Valley, 25 minutes from Adelaide behind Mount Lofty, is a cool, high rainfall viticultural region, climatically ideal for the production of Croser.

The Piccadilly Valley was chosen based on the belief that selected cool sites in the valley would produce Pinot Noir and Chardonnay of moderate sugar, high acid and finesse of flavour. Croser matures on yeast lees in the cool cellars of the Bridgewater Mill for two years before remuage and disgorging. The pristine flavours, defining acidity and elegant fruit structure sets Croser apart as one of Australia’s few aperitif style sparkling wines.

Croser is an age-worthy wine so each year a small proportion of each vintage is held back and allowed to mature for ten years prior to release. Croser Proprietors Reserve wines are identified by a red strip entwined in the cigar band, which guarantees the wine has been stored on lees at Petaluma’s sparkling cellars and disgorged prior to re-release to ensure freshness.

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