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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.

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

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VIVA'S TOP 50

What makes a great wine?  It's a single question that can generate a multitude of different responses, but for me and this selection for the Viva Top 50, it's all about personality ...

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Quartz Reef Central Otago Pinot Gris 2012


As well as excelling in a number of areas, Quartz Reef is also the producer of some of the county's finest pinot gris. Made in a drier style, this complex example exhibits notes of ripe pear overlaid with notes of clove, herb and nut, supported by a fine line of citrus that leads to a long mineral finish.

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Jo Burzynska - Reviewed April 2014