Croser Non Vintage Sparkling stays true to the ‘aperitif’ style of Croser Vintage while signalling an evolution of the Petaluma Croser house style. The wine is a blend of the current vintage Croser with reserve wine from several older vintages – with each vintage adding distinctive qualities to the final blend.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
Has more exuberant fruit than the traditional Croser style; stone fruit, citrus and a hint of strawberry are held in a basket of brioche, dosage spot on , the length impressive. To 2014.Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011
Sixty-four percent pinot noir gives richness, fruit weight and 18 months on lees gives almond brioche and creaminess.Australian Wine Vintage 2011(Aug/2010)
... is a blend from various vineyards and vintages. While a dry wine, the NV has a slightly higher dosage, which results in ripe and rich nectarine and strawberry on the palate. The 64% pinot noir and 36% chardonnay, is fruity but dry at the finish.Mt Barker Courier(17/Nov/2010)
Croser Non Vintage Sparkling is a must for those who drink fizz only once or twice a year, and want a reliable, affordable and very drinkable bottle of bubbles. The Croser NV has had a bit of a face-lift recently, and is made as a blend of the current vintage and several older vintages, with each adding a distinctive touch to the final blend. It is an exciting bouquet of complex fruits, citrus and baked yeast characters. The Pinot Noir gives the backbone of the palate, and shows hints of red fruits, and apple. Chardonnay offers nectarine, cashew and shortbread characters. An elegant, refreshing style that's drinking beautifully on release and will develop complexity.Weekend Post (4/Sep/2010)
The first Croser NV is a fine debut in a fresh, crisp style with Pink Lady apple fruit, zesty lemon structure and some brioche complexity. With seamless length, this is a very classy aperitif style.WBM(01/Feb/2010)
This is for those once-a-year fizz drinkers who come out in search of something reliable, affordable and, most importantly, drinkable. One of Australia?s best bubbles in a new guise, this multi-vintage blend uses reserve wines with the current vintage to paint a more complete picture of how uniquely placed the Adelaide Hills are to make great fizz. FHM (01/Nov/2010)
The Croser brand has been around since the 1980s, when it was still believed that Australian sparkling could never be as good as French. This non-vintage Croser is a new release and shows how far Australian bubbly has come. With exquisite balance and just the right amount of acidity, it?s a dual-purpose fizz that it is equally at home with food or on its own.Grazia (04/Jan/2010)
It's been a long time coming, but Croser NV is worth the wait. Less lean than the vintage Croser, its pinot noir content is higher but the Croser elegance remains.Vogue Entertaining & Travel (01/Jan/2010)
A new release from the house of Croser and it's damn good. The non-vintage has great flavour, is elegant and dry and has nice toasty yeast characters. A fantastic aperitif style...Village Voice Balmain (01/Dec/2009)
A new line from Petaluma. I tasted it alongside a raft of other sparking wines and Champagne?. Rich peach fruit with strawberry accents and some biscuit - slight flor yeast character wafting about. It has strong vigouous bubbles and a roundness in the mouth - lot?s of fruit and flavour, not so much finesse...Winefront (09/Nov/2009)
Winery Tasting Notes
64% Pinot Noir and 36% Chardonnay.
Aroma & Palate
The Chardonnay offers nectarine, cashews and biscuity characters - the backbone of teh Croser Non Vintage palate - with the PInot Noir providing a fine mousse and strawberry fruit lift.
The wine is a blend of the current vintage Croser with reserve wine from sevral older vintages - with each vintage adding distinctive qualities to the final blend. Hand picked fruit is whole nuch pressed or crushed and pressed, with the free run juice then fermented using Petalumas specially selected yeast strain in barrique and tank. The tiraged Sparkling wine is left to age on yeast lees for 18 months and disgorged on demand - this ensures the wine retains optimum freshness and vitality.