Croser Sparkling NV + Retro Wines “The Jill” Sparkling Cuvee

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Croser Adelaide Hills NV Sparkling

The Croser Story

At the heart of the Croser story is the region, the hand crafting and the determination to create something world-class.

Croser Sparkling was created as it was believed that the right region in Australia could produce sparkling wine to rival Champagne. That region is the Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills.

Founded by Brian Croser, the first vintage of Croser Sparkling was released in 1985 as an extension of Petaluma Wines. The Croser philosophy continues today starting in the vineyard where all the vines are hand pruned, the grapes handpicked, the fruit whole bunch pressed and the wines hand crafted in the traditional method.

It was crafted in the traditional method, as it was believed this to be the only method to make sparkling wines to rival Champagne as it created complexity of texture, flavour, bouquet and those tiny bubbles.

It wasn’t so long ago that the Adelaide Hills was almost untested for grape growing. However, the region’s similarities in climate to that of Champagne have proven it to be the ideal place to create an Australian sparkling wine to rival the world’s best.

Piccadilly is a remarkable valley to the east of Mount Lofty, the highest point of the Adelaide Hills. What attracted Croser to Piccadilly – the coolest and wettest in a series of valleys radiating away from Mount Lofty – was its suitability for growing elegant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

A combination of adequate rainfall, a cool ripening season, diverse aspects and quite varied soil types – over some of the oldest rock formations on the earth’s surface – promised to deliver a subtle diversity of flavours from within the one valley.

The Wine

With distinct stone fruit characters and an assertive citrus kick, plus a fine mineral backbone that really stretches the fruit flavour, Croser Sparkling was one of the original method Champenoise Aussie sparklers to raise the bar on the quality of domestic fizz. The non-vintage is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from selected sites in the Adelaide Hills and would be ideal for cured meats such as salami and prosciutto, as well as soft cheeses. Share it with friends and family.

Retro Wines “The Jill” Sparkling Cuvee

The Jill Sparkling Cuvee is a Chardonnay Pinot Noir base that showcases a lively spark with delicate citrus aromas.  A fresh, crisp and fragrant flavour flows through this wine, this blend of Pinot Noir 55% & Chardonnay 45% made in the true French Champagne method displays a gently perfumed bouquet, balanced brilliantly with crisp acidity. The palate has opulent flavours reminiscent of lychee, butter sauteed mushroom, natural yoghurt and fresh oyster.

Perfect for every day or special celebrations.  The Jill is a smart and conservative wine with a divine bubble.

Great for day to day or for a special occasion this is a very versatile bubble.