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.
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.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
A 67/33% blend; very pale straw-green, and as crisp, tightly structured and textured as is expected from this wine. It will develop another leg with further time on cork. Rating 94 - Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2013)
"Petalumas sparkling wine from the Adelaide Hills is fresh and vibrant with wine citric bite and lemongrass tea tones. Baked bread complexity from maturation on lees is apparent and its steely, metallic acidity keeps things fresh on the palate as an easy drinking aperitif. "Rating 91 - Courier Mail, Alan Hunter (17/Aug/2013)
"The Petaluma Croser Vintage Piccadilly Valley 2010 is a fruit driven methode champenoise sourced from 67% pinot noir and 33% chardonnay from vines first planted by Brian Croser and Brian Fletcher in 1979. Perfect as an aperitif, it has hints of red berry fruits and biscuity aromas with creaminess on the palate finishing dry and crisp. "Mt Barker Courier (Australia), 01 May 13
Winery Tasting Notes
Petaluma 2010 Croser is a blend of 67% Pinot Noir and 33% Chardonnay all from the old vineyards in the Piccadilly Valley, first planted in 1979.
The traditional methode champenoise and wonderful fruit has produced a very fine delicate wine with really elegant nuances. Hints of raspberry and strawberry from the Pinot Noir; lovely ripe apple Chardonnay; subtle biscuit aromas and creaminess on the palate; highlighted by wonderful bracing crisp acidity.
A fine delicate aperitif style that warrants bottle age, the 2010 Croser Vintage is a complex fruit driven methode champenoise wine, and is a true reflection of the great Piccadilly Valley vineyards from which it is crafted.