Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir 2011 (6 x 750mL), Central Otago, NZ.

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Overview

“The 2011 vintage turned out to be more lush and concentrated than we expected. This came about due to well-timed canopy management coupled with sensitive winemaking.”

Region:
NZ - Central Otago
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

An emerging star of Central Otago. Designed for cellaring, it is estate-grown on a steep, north-facing, ‘seriously warm’ site at the north-east end of Lake Dunstan, at Bendigo Station. The 2010 vintage is a dark, authoritative wine, combining power with approachability. Likely to flourish for a decade, it is very savoury and nutty, with layers of very ripe plum, cherry and spice flavours, fine-grained tannins and a rich, rounded finish. The 2011 is 'the single ferment that best expresses' the site. Deep and youthful in colour, it was matured for 11 months in French oak casks (16 per cent new). A beautifully flowing red with dense cherry, plum, spice and nut flavours, it is very full-bodied (14.5 per cent alcohol), but not tough, with buried tannins. A classic, thought-provoking, 'brooding' style, it's still a baby.

5 Star - Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines 2013, reviewed on 11/2012

My favourite Bendigo producer has really delivered a very classy wine this vintage. Made from hand-picked grapes grown on a 15-hectare hillside vineyard. The wine is a single ferment (that is, not a blend of several ferments). It is matured in predominantly one-year-old French barriques and is intense, subtly smooth and succulent without the flatness that dogs some other wines from this promising district. Linear, focused pinot noir that is beautifully structured and shows terrific aging potential.

Rating 96 - Bob Campbell MW, Gourmet Traveller Wine Oct/Nov 2012, reviewed on 11/2012

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep bright red

Aroma

Engaging fine aromatic herbs, Dawson cherry

Palate

Subtly smooth and succulent, chocolate with sweet, velvet fine rolling tannins

Aging Potential

6-9 years

Vintage
2011
Region
NZ - Central Otago
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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Named after New Zealand’s largest quartz rock deposit that underlies the company’s vineyards at Bendigo, Central Otago, Quartz Reef wines exhibit a symphony of flavours that capture attention and entertain, so that you forget everything else.

Quartz Reef applies the proven winemaking talents of Austrian-born Rudi Bauer, who continues to enjoy & explore the Pinot Noir's many dimensions, and the convergence of the old and the new wine worlds.

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