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In Central Otago, every day is a holiday. This landscape is so fantastic and the region is so strkingly beautiful and it's a bonus to grow grapes so well here.<br /><br />Rudi Bauer In Central Otago, every day is a holiday. This landscape is so fantastic and the region is so strkingly beautiful and it's a bonus to grow grapes so well here.<br /><br />Rudi Bauer As a pioneer of Central Otago, Rudi Bauer understands and believes with a passion in the wonderful future for Central Otago as a fine wine growing region. With two decades of experience making first-class wine there, he sees himself at the beginning of the journey, one that will by necessity be carried on by generations after him.<br /><br />Raymond Chan As a pioneer of Central Otago, Rudi Bauer understands and believes with a passion in the wonderful future for Central Otago as a fine wine growing region. With two decades of experience making first-class wine there, he sees himself at the beginning of the journey, one that will by necessity be carried on by generations after him.<br /><br />Raymond Chan 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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Great Winemakers: Rudi Bauer of Central Otago's Quartz Reef

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Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Rose

Quartz Reef NV Rosé Central Otago

90 / 100

Medium copper pink salmon. This Brut Rosé, shows aromas of herbs, fresh bread, and a hint of rhubarb that are mirrored on the palate. It’s very dry (just 5 g/l RS) and crisp with a creamy mouth feel. Made of 89% Pinot Noir and 11% Chardonnay from the estate vineyard and aged on the lees for 24 months.

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Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Brut NV

Quartz Reef NV Brut Central Otago

91/100

This Brut belongs in the list of top New World sparkling wines. It reveals an elegant texture in the mouth and the kinds of aromas and flavors found in a good Champagne, with notes of lees, the crust of a fresh baked baguette, and fresh orchard fruit.  Pleasantly dry (8 g/l RS) with good acidity and a long, chalky mineral finish.  A blend of 42% Chardonnay and 58% Pinot Noir aged on the lees for 24 months.  Excellent value!

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Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir 2010

Quartz Reef 2010 Pinot Noir Bendigo Estate Central Otago

92/100

This Pinot Noir offers spicy dark cherry fruit with some earthiness on the nose.  It is soft and velvet like on the palate with very good depth of dark fruit flavors, integrated toasted oak, and firm sweet tannins on a persistent finish.   Delicious.  Aged in French oak, 15% new.

 

Don Winkler i-winereview.com - Reviewed June 2013

Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2011

Quartz Reef 2011 Pinot Noir

90+

This wine reveals attractive cherry fruit with earth notes. It’s medium weight with a velvet texture, excellent flavor intensity and overall elegance. This is a straightforward, easy drinking wine with real purity of fruit both on the nose and palate.

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Don Winkler i-winereview.com - Reviewed June 2013