It is now well established that Central Otago is producing outstanding pinot noirs, with Quartz Reef being no exception. Still, there is no doubt in Rudi's mind that to produce great pinot noir will take time. We are looking forward to the exciting journey to learn more about pinot noir, the expression of the vines and the development in the bottle.
- NZ - Central Otago
- New Zealand
TOP 12 CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT This drop is made from grapes grown on Quartz Reef's Bendigo vineyard. Each of their six clones were picked and fermented separately with a small percentage of whole-bunch fruit for added complexity. Aromatic pinot noir with a fragrant floral and red cherry aroma. It's very pure and taut with a mix of spice, cherry and violet characters. A finely stuctured wine with pleasantly drying, spicy tannins. Linear and long on the palate.
Rating 95 - Bob Campbell MW, Gourmet Traveller Wine Oct/Nov 2012, reviewed on 11/2012
A bold, fleshy, generous red, biodynamic-certified. The 2011 vintage was estate-grown at Bendigo, hand-picked and matured for 11 months in French oak barriques (30 per cent new). Deeply coloured, very savoury and complex, it is firmly structured, with youthful, concentrated plum and spice flavours, sweet-fruit delights, and finely integrated oak. Best 2014+
5 Star - Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines 2013, reviewed on 11/2012
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep bright red
Thyme, spiced wild berries
Vibrant, ripe dark berry fruits, chocolate with sweet, velvet yet firm tannins.
6 to 9 years