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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.

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Birds of a feather: Rudi Bauer and Quartz Reef

"Sometimes the luck runs against you. Seven years ago I spent three full days with Rudi Bauer of Quartz Reef in Central Otago and at no point did he show me his own vineyard, his own winery or his own wines. The man is a mountain of humility. It wasn’t a tactic but it worked anyway; ever since I’ve been desperate to catch up with him again. That’s where I got unlucky..."

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Campbell Mattinson - winefront.com - Reviewed August 2016

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2013 Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir

Rudi Bauer has made Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir every year since 2001 from a selection of the top grapes from Bendigo, chosen by Bauer and his winemaking team.

Bendigo is one of the sunniest of Central Otago's grape growing areas, which means that it often ripens grapes earliest and they can contain relatively big tannins - a plus for Pinot.

This wine is full of pluses - it's full bodied with pronounced red fruit flavours of cherries and ripe plums, which are nicely integrated with subtle aromas of cloves, nutmeg and earth.

It drinks beautifully right now and has the ability to evolve positively in the bottle for up to a decade.

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Joelle Thomoson - drinksbiz Aug/Sep 2016 - Reviewed August 2016

Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir 2014

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96 / 100

Dense, concentrated, rich and quite fleshy wine with dark cherry, plum, wood smoke and spicy oak. A little closed and youthful but showing impressive intensity and cellaring potential. Can be enjoyed now but will benefit from bottle age. (Screwcap)

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The Real Review - Bob Campbell MW www.therealreview.com - Reviewed August 2016