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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 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. 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

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

QUARTZ REEF PINOT NOIR 2012

93 / 100

Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, dezente Randaufhellung. Ein Hauch von weißem Pfeffer, kräuterwürzig, dunkle Mineralik, zart nach schwarzer Olive, tabakig unterlegt, noch etwas zurückhaltend im Bukett. Mittlere Komplexität, eher rotbeerig und frisch, feine Tannine, zarte Kräuterwürze, salzig-mineralisch, viel Druck, verfügt über eine gute Länge. Große Zukunft

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Falstaff Magazine - Peter Moser - Reviewed May 2014

Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2011

91 / 100

Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, dezente Randaufhellung. Duftig, ein Hauch von Vanille, reife schwarze Kirschen, ein Hauch von schwarzen Trüffeln, rauchige Nuancen. Straff, lebendig, dunkle Mineralik, die fast etwas bitter wirkt, die Kirschenfrucht ist etwas verdeckt, leicht adstringente Nuancen, trocknet im Finish aus, wirkt fast metallisch. Introvertierter Wein eines sehr kühlen Jahrgangs, braucht Zeit

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Falstaff Magazine - Peter Moser - Reviewed May 2014

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle 2009

93 / 100

Helles Gelb, Silberreflexe, feines, vitales Mousseux. Feines Biskuit, ein Hauch von Kräutern, zart nach Tropenfrucht, facettenreiches Bukett. Stoffig, zeigt gute Komplexität, straffe Chardonnaynote, finessenreicher Säurebogen, mineralisch und zitronig im Abgang, verfügt über Länge, ein angenehmer Speisenbegleiter mit Entwicklungspotenzial.

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Falstaff Magazine - Peter Moser - Reviewed May 2014

Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir 2008

94 / 100

Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, dunkler Kern, mittlerer Wasserrand. Rauchig, nach Kerzendocht, Brombeeren, zart nach Orangenzesten, dunkles Waldbeerenkonfit. Stoffig, elegant, finessenreich strukturiert, angenehme Extraktsüße, reife Kirschen, mineralisch und ausgewogen, hocheleganter, bereits zugänglicher Speisenbegleiter.

Please Note:  We still have this wine available in Magnum only format

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Falstaff Magazine - Peter Moser - Reviewed May 2014

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Rose

91 / 100

Mittleres Lachsrosa, feines, anhaltendes Mousseux. Feiner Nuancen von Himbeeren und Kirschen, zarter Touch von Sanddorn, ein Hauch von Honig. Mittlerer Körper, weißes Steinobst, rotbeerig unterlegt, frisch, zugänglich, Waldbeerkonfit im Abgang, mineralischer Nachhall.

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Falstaff Magazine - Peter Moser - Reviewed May 2014

Nick's Top Picks of 2012 Central Otago Pinot Noir

Nick's Top Picks of 2012 Central Otago Pinot Noir

Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir


Boldly fruited and structurally crafted, this has tremendous volume.

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Nick Stock - Gourmet Traveller Wine - Reviewed May 2014

OLDER & WISER

With an impressive 2012 vintage setting a new benchmark, Central Otago pinot noir is throwing off its training wheels and living up to the hype.

PINOT NOIR FROM CENTRAL OTAGO can be described as sizzling hot or uber-cool, depending which generation you come from ...

QUARTZ REEF BENDIGO ESTATE PINOT NOIR 2011

From Bauer's Bendigo subregion vineyard, this pinot is both intense and dense, with aromas of violet and exotic spice, and flavours of plump plum and chocolate-coated coffee beans.  It's suitably framed by tight, mineral tannins.

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Peter Bourne - QANTAS MAGAZINE - TASTE WINE - Reviewed May 2014