Fermented in the bottle according to traditional French methods, this estate-grown Crux sparkling wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, showcasing the refined, elegant nature of cool climate sparkling wines produced in Tasmania. Riversdale Estate is a renowned producer of single vineyard Chardonnay, and the variety really drives the palate of this vibrant, aperitif wine. Pinot Noir adds richness and depth, and an element of creaminess to the palate.
Coal River Valley
Riversdale Estate is a 120ha mixed farming operation owned by husband and wife team Ian and Wendy Roberts. The property is located at Cambridge, in southern Tasmania’s renowned Coal River Valley, overlooking Pitt Water, and with the internationally significant UNESCO Ramsar wetland of Pitt Water and Orielton Lagoon a little further beyond. Nearby is the University of Tasmania’s Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory. Riversdale Estate’s 38ha vineyard was first planted to vines in 1991. Today, it produces award winning single vineyard wines in addition to select parcels of wine grapes that are sold under contract to some of Australia’s leading wine companies. In creating our own Riversdale Estate and Roaring 40s products, we look for inspiration to the great vineyards of northern Europe. Our aim is an elegant, food-friendly wine with complex aromas and flavours, satisfying texture, persistent aftertaste, and low residual sugar.