Croser Sparkling Vintage 2008 (6 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

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Overview

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.

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

Expert Reviews

Bubbles pair well with most shellfish and crustaceans. Crosers Piccadilly Valley pinot noir/chardonnay has a richness of texture that complements the sweetness of the lobster. The 2008 is a bargain...Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald(12/FEB/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietals

66% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay.

Palate

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.

Winemaking Notes

Handpicked bunches were chilled for 48 hours in small trays before whole bunch pressing extracting the delicate heart run juice of the grapes. The juice was fermented in a selection of old Vosges barriques with Petaluma's own selected yeast strain prior to partial malolactic fermentation. After two years on yeast lees the 2008 Croser will be disgorged with a dosage of 7gpl residual sugar.

All of the pinot Noir and chardonnay grapes for Croser are grown in Petaluma.s Piccadilly Valley vineyards at between 400 and 500 metres ASL, on the cool south and west facing slopes of Mount Lofty and Mount Bonython in the coolest viticultural region in South Australia.

Vintage
2008
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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