Quartz ReefWebsite : www.quartzreef.co.nz
It is now well established that Central Otago is capable of producing wines of outstanding varietal definition and Quartz Reef is no exception. Specialising in premium Methode Traditionnelle, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, Quartz Reef showcases the proven winemaking talents of Austrian-born Rudi Bauer. Quartz Reef Méthode Traditionnelle is fresh, crisp and lively, the Pinot Gris is a dry style complementing food of all flavours and the Pinot Noir is firm and intense with notes of ripe black cherry, pomegranate and spice. Rudi searches to make wines which exhibit “a symphony of flavours” that “capture attention and entertain so that you forget everything else”. Quartz Reef vineyards are in the stunning sub-region of Bendigo with New Zealand’s largest quartz deposit lying beneath the vineyards, which are farmed with biodynamic practices.
Other wines by this producer
A complex perfumed nose of dark berries with a pure, compact and densely flavoured palate of ripe forest fruit, herbal notes and earthy spice, followed by textural fine tannins.
A nose of Granny Smith apples with a hint of strawberries and cream. Refreshing, vibrant, moreish on the palate with fruity acidity and biscuity complexity.
Golden yellow in colour with a bouquet of stone-fruit, spice and pear. Palate is dry, rich and honied, with an elegant finish.