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 62/38% blend; notwithstanding the pinot noir dominance, the colour is bright straw-green; the relatively short period on tirage has resulted in a bracingly crisp and fresh wine, with all of the expected length, but not the complexity that further time on lees would have given. One has to admire its technical elegance, and the quality of the base wine coming, as it does, from the Piccadilly Valley."
Rating 93 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013
"Has developed attractive complex flavours with an underlying power and intensity driven through to a long finish."Ray Jordan, West Australian (06/DEC/2012)
"An impeccably crafted Adelaide Hills fizz, strategically ducking Champagne pricing. Taut, high altitude Piccadilly fruit is offset by subtle spice of old barrique fermentation. Fine, mineral acidity carries the finish with drive and lemon juice freshness."
Rating 4 Stars - Tony Love, Tony Love (06/NOV/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
A very fine, delicate mousse reflects the traditional method, fermented and aged in the bottle. Upfront ripe raspberry and a hint of strawberry combine with subtle biscuit aroma to highlight the long bracing acidity on the palate.
A fine aperitif style that warrants some bottle age, the 2009 Croser Vintage is a complex fruit driven sparkling wine, and is reflective
of the vineyards it is grown in and the delicate traditional winemaking employed.