Quartz Reef Pinot Gris 2018 (6 x 750mL) Central Otago, NZ

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Overview

Split between two vineyards, Quartz Reef has 30 hectares cultivated within the Central Otago sub-region of Bendigo.The principal Bendigo Estate Vineyard site is a 15 hectare north facing slope comprising arid clay, fine gravel and quartz soils. Originally planted to Pinot Noir with a planting density of between 3,500 - 8,000 vines per hectare, the site also holds Pinot Gris and Chardonnay on various rootstocks. Both varietals are planted with a density of between 3,500-5,000 vines per hectare.

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

Expert Reviews

Top New Release New Zealand Whites

95 Points /b>

Dry, weighty, ripe pinot gris with poached pear, root ginger, ripe apple and nutty yeast lees flavours. The product of an unusually warm ripening season which resulted in picking starting a month earlier than usual but does not appear to have compromised quality.

Bob Campbell MW, Australian Gourmet Traveller WINE, Dec/Jan 2020

Blown Away By New Zealand's Central Otago

Unlike most fairly simple and innocuous pinot grigio/gris on the market, this dry white brings serious gravitas into play. The palate is strong and slightly oily, the bouquet slightly of honeyed spices. It’s a wine that will suit many quite full-flavoured dishes that rely on creamy mushrooms for their main hit. In short, it’s very food-friendly.

John Rozentals, psnews.com.au, 22 July, 2019

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

An alluring bouquet of white stone fruit, honey, wild fennel and nutmeg.

Palate

The palate is enhanced by a smooth lush texture, containing a rich yet dry finish. The perfect food wine.

Vintage
2018
Region
NZ - Central Otago
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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