Established in 1976 Petaluma is built upon the old world belief of planting the right varieties for individual vineyards in regions where they excel. The Petaluma wines are a singular exploration of this founding belief and this pioneering attitude towards viticulture and winemaking remains as uncompromising and true today. Croser sparkling wines encapsulate handcrafted Australian elegance in the bottle, using pristine Adelaide Hills fruit with great natural acidity and elegant flavours.
Petaluma Croser Vintage Sparkling is a refined aperitif blend of 67% Pinot Noir and 33% Chardonnay all from the old vineyards in the Piccadilly Valley, first planted in 1979. The palate is richly textured with hints of red berry fruits and a wonderfully fine and creamy bead, a Croser hallmark.
"The relatively short period on tirage has resulted in a bracingly crisp and fresh wine, with all of the expected length....One has to admire its technical elegance, and the quality of the base wine coming, as it does, from the Piccadilly Valley." James Halliday.
Tasting Note: A complex, elegant and creamy vintage Croser with a nose redolent of honey and cashew and an alluring citrus lift. The palate shows wild strawberry Pinot characters alongside a more buttery nectarine Chardonnay before a soft yeasty finish.
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- Adelaide Hills
- Sparkling White