Only good things come out of the Adelaide Hills. And that includes premium Australian sparkling brand Croser and the launch of its new wine range infused with bespoke botanicals. Just in time for summer, this new innovative range is something to get excited about, with Croser partnering with 78 Degrees Distillery

Meet Croser NV X 78˚ and Croser NV Rosé X 78˚, the premium winemaker’s classic sparkling wines infused with signature botanicals from 78 Degrees Distillery. The partnership with 78 Degrees Distillery takes the winemaker’s creativity to new heights whilst maintaining the quality and craftsmanship that the Croser brand is renowned for.

The Croser X 78˚ range is made using the meticulous ‘traditional method’, like the Croser NV. However, during the winemaking process, bespoke botanicals crafted by 78 Degrees Distillery are added. This provides a unique infusion of botanical aromas and flavours to the sparkling wine. 

Expertly co-crafted in South Australia’s celebrated Adelaide Hills region – led by Croser’s award-winning winemaker Teresa Heuzenroeder and 78 Degrees’ celebrated distiller Tim Gniel – Croser X 78˚ represents a category-first and creative collaboration between two iconic Australian brands.

Croser NV X 78˚ and Croser NV Rosé X 78˚
Best served ice-cold

The Croser x 78˚ range is best served ice-cold into a champagne coupe with dried garnishes of juniper berries and myrtle leaf. Enjoy the Croser NV X 78˚ with strawberries and rose petals – the perfect accompaniment over a lazy long lunch, date night or get-together with the girls. 

To shake up summer and have some fun this festive season, Croser has developed two unique cocktail recipes combining the new Croser X 78˚ range and 78° products. Take a look at the Australian 78 Cocktail below. 

About Croser

At the heart of the Croser story is the region, the handcrafting and the determination to create something world-class. Since 1985, Croser has been crafting world-class sparkling wines from the picturesque cool-climate region of the Adelaide Hills. Made for celebrating the most important moments in life, this is Croser.

About 78 Degrees Distillery

Unbound by tradition. Uninterested in the status quo. Unafraid to rock the boat a little. Welcome to 78° –  the distillery that won’t sit still. Creating spirits since 2014 that are anything but ordinary. 78° is a producer that is proud to distil against the grain, working sustainably with the environment & the community; crafting unique flavours from local & non-traditional methods & ingredients that challenge conventions & impress judges.

Croser NV X 78˚ and Croser NV Rosé X 78˚
The Australian 78 Cocktail 

This cocktail has all the finesse of Adelaide Hills Croser NV sparkling wine infused with craft botanicals plus a lift of crisp and herbaceous gin and a zesty citrus twist.

Method:

  1. Start with ½ a teaspoon of brown sugar in a sparkling coupe.
  2. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon & stir to combine.
  3. Add 30mL of 78° Classic Gin, and then top the glass with Croser NV x 78° sparkling.
  4. Garnish with a lemon twist & enjoy!

For a pink variation bursting with red berry & spice flavours, swap out the Classic Gin for 78° Sunset Gin & use Croser Rosé x 78°.

Gift or enjoy a bottle this Christmas

The new Croser NV X 78˚ and Croser NV Rosé X 78˚ are available at Dan Murphy’s nationally, the Petaluma/Croser cellar door and online for RRP $32. The Croser NV X 78˚ is also available at select BWS stores.