Chardonnay Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills South Australia
A solidly structured, mostly Pinot Noir wine with a slightly lesser proportion of Chardonnay, an assemblage of the current Croser vintage with components of reserve wines from several earlier years, each contributing distinctive qualities to the final Cuvee. A stylistic evolution after many semi annual releases, the aim being to refine and advance the unique flair while remaining true to the magnificent aperitif style of classic Croser.
The cool ripening seasons and adequate dirunial rainfalls of Piccadilly Valley are ideally suited for growing elegant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Hand picked fruit is either whole bunch pressed or crushed and pressed. The free run juices are inoculated using Petaluma's special strains of yeast and fermented in barrique and tank. The tiraged sparkling wine is left to age on yeast lees for eighteen months and disgorged on demand, ensuring the wine retains exhibits freshness and vitality upon release.
Light blonde hues, a fine persistent mousse with an exquisitely fine bead. An exciting bouquet of complex fruits, citrus and baked yeast characters. Pinot Noir forms the backbone of the palate, a robust sparkling wine with hints of red fruits, strawberry and currant, raspberry and delicious apple. Chardonnay offers nectarine, cashew and biscuit characters. An elegant, refreshing style.