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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 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 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 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.

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.

Rudi Bauer

Wine Reviews

WINEFRONTNZ.COM - PINOT NOIR 2004

QUARTZ REEF (BENDIGO) PINOT NOIR 2004

94 / 100

Quartz Reef one of my more favoured Otago producers. If you happen to have any of this vintage in your cellar, then you’ve done very well.

Pretty chocolate and vanilla oak set against ample dark cherry and raspberry fruit along with gentle spice and tea leaf and tobacco maturity. Palate is medium bodied, holding ample sweet fruit, silky fine powder tannin, balanced acidity and a long cool finish. Delightful. Right in the slot, but no hurry either.

Tasted at Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration 2014

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Gary Walsh - WinefrontNZ.com - Reviewed January 2014