The creation of Croser is based on the belief that the right conditions can produce a sparkling wine to rival those of Champagne.
Based on aspect, soil, drainage, and rainfall, ‘distinguished sites’ in the cool climate Adelaide hills are chosen to ensure the best expression in the wine.
Following the same principles since 1985, minimal intervention is used to create this traditional method sparkling wine. All grapes are pruned by hand, handpicked into small crates, and whole bunch pressed.
The Croser team consists of winemaker Mike Mudge and viticulturalist Mike Harms. Together, they have more than 30 years of experience.
The Croser Sparkling Rosé Brut is a blend of the current vintage of Croser, combined with reserve wine from older vintages, with each vintage adding unique qualities to the final blend. During disgorging, Pinot Noir is combined with the dosage liqueur to balance the wine and to enhance the pink colour.
The Croser Vintage Brut 2013 was disgorged in July 2016. It is made in a delicate aperitif style, which will improve with further bottle ageing.