Quartz Reef Methode Traditionelle Rosé NV
|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||100% Pinot Noir, hand-picked on the 10th March 2016 in ideal conditions. Bottle fermented and aged on lees for a minimum of 18 months. Riddled and disgorged by hand from Autumn 2018 at Quartz Reef. Strawberry sherbet and rose petal with a hint of shortbread, a creamy acidity and a touch of nutmeg in the finish. Vibrant with an alluring length, focus and clarity.|
|Tasting Note||Strawberry - Creamy - Dry|