"Top vintages are outstanding, showing great vigour and complexity in a Champagne-like style, intense and highly refined. The vivacious 2015 vintage (5*) is promoted as the 'crown jewel' of Quartz Reef's Central Otago sparklings. Made from Chardonnay, it was estate-grown at Bendigo, matured on its yeast lees for five years, and disgorged in 2020. Pale lemon/green, it is beautifully poised, with intense, vibrant, delicate, lemony, appley flavours, subtle yeasty notes adding complexity, and a very harmonious, dry (4 grams/litre of residual sugar), lasting finish. Certified organic."
By Michael Cooper, New Zealand Wines (Jan 2021)