2018 Quartz Reef Pinot Gris
|Region||Central Otago, NZ|
|Status||Certified Biodynamic with Demeter and certified Organic with Biogro|
Quartz reef was founded in 1996 and the principal partners are Rudi Bauer, Trevor Scott, John Perriam. Named after New Zealand’s largest quartz deposit that lies beneath our vineyards at Bendigo Station, Quartz Reef has become the vessel for what winemaker Rudi Bauer calls – his search to make wines which exhibit “a symphony of flavours” that “capture attention and entertain so that you forget everything else”.
Quartz Reef vinifies wines of outstanding flavour and intensity. There are currently 30 hectares under cultivation. The key to this distinction lies in the maturing sun drenched slopes situated at Quartz Reef’s Bendigo Estate vineyard. Under Rudi’s custodianship Pinot Noir becomes the essence of Central Otago whilst Pinot Gris takes on a rich textured dry style.
|Wine||Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, minimum settling followed by natural fermentation and aged on yeast lees for 10 months during which full malolactic fermentation occured. White stone fruit, honey, wild fennel and nutmeg enhanced by a smooth lush texture with a rich yet dry finish. The perfect food wine.|
|Tasting Note||Stone fruit - Honey - Lush|