Methode Traditionnelle Late Disgorged Vintage 2010
Quartz Reef Méthode Traditionnelle is a wine of distinction, made in the traditional method to achieve elegance and finesse. Lime yellow in colour, with a golden delicious apple and honeyed bouquet and on the palate, a creamy, delightful elegance. Textural and precise.
This wine is from our organic, biodynamic certified estate vineyard located in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago. The vineyard was planted in 1998 after careful site selection. The soils on the beautiful north facing slope are Waenga fine sandy loam and Letts steepland with an elevation of 217 – 264 metres, on 44.55° south.
The grapes were hand-picked in ideal condition on the 17th March 2010. A selected blend of 93% Chardonnay & 7% Pinot Noir. Bottle fermented and aged 8 years on lees. Riddled and disgorged by hand on 30 November 2017.
‘Champion Sparkling and Gold’ at the New Zealand Organic Wine Awards (July 2020) 96 points and 5 Stars by By Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (Jan 2020) 5 Stars by Michael Cooper MW (Dec 19) 95 points by Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com (Oct 2019)