Croser Vintage Sparkling 2007 (6 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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A blend of pinot noir and chardonnay, Croser is a refined, aperitif style that is a reflection of the Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills. The palate is richly textured with a wonderfully fine and creamy bead, a Croser hallmark.

SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
South Australia

Expert Reviews

"One of the finest vintages of Croser to date, this is a fresh, pure sparkling wine with a hint of rose petal perfume on the bouquet and a beautifully clean primary lemon fruit palate. A fine bead and a long finish complete a refreshing aperitif style."Rating 94 - Tyson Stelzer, WBM (01/Nov/2009)

Rating 90 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

"Savoury brioche with some boiled lolly-like character on the nose. Rich and fat with a cheesy influence. Honey, buttery, roast nut aromas with what was considered to be borderline volatility. A strong, broad palate with sweet and sour flavours of green strawberry and salty. old oak, somewhat lacking in elegance but enjoyed nonetheless." Ed Carr & Sue Bastian, Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Journal (01/Jun/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietals

70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay.

Vintage Condition

During the 2007 growing season, climatic factors contributed to an earlier budburst in the now 25 year old Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines by three weeks. The crop was small, intense, of exceptional quality and picked some four weeks earlier than average in late February. The preordained harvest seemed typical of the season in most regions around the country.

Winemaking Notes

Handpicked bunches were chilled in trays for 48 hours before being loaded and gently whole bunch pressed extracting the delicate heart run juice for Croser. This juice was settled then racked prior to being fermented in old Vosges barriques with Petaluma’s own selected yeast strains for 2 to 3 months, prior to inoculation with Petaluma’s malolactic bacteria, used to soften the high acid wines.

After an average of two years on yeast lees the 2007 Croser was disgorged with a dosage of 7gpl residual sugar. The season reflects a sparkling that is approachable upon release but by retains its typical aperitif style.

SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Domestic Sparkling
Closure Type
Cork closure

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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