Quartz Reef Pinot Noir Central Otago 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Impressively perfumed wine with strong cherry and floral characters plus a hint of spice. Elegant wine with subtle power evidenced by a lengthy finish. Impressive purity and drive. Bob Campbell, December 2011

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Quartz Reef:
Named after New Zealand’s largest quartz deposit that lies beneath our vineyards at Bendigo Station, Quartz Reef has become the vessel for what winemaker Rudi Bauer calls - his search to make wines which exhibit “a symphony of flavours” that “capture attention and entertain so that you forget everything else”. Quartz reef was founded in 1996 and the principal partners are Rudi Bauer, Trevor Sc... Read more
Named after New Zealand’s largest quartz deposit that lies beneath our vineyards at Bendigo Station, Quartz Reef has become the vessel for what winemaker Rudi Bauer calls - his search to make wines which exhibit “a symphony of flavours” that “capture attention and entertain so that you forget everything else”. Quartz reef was founded in 1996 and the principal partners are Rudi Bauer, Trevor Scott, John Perriam. Quartz Reef vinifies wines of outstanding flavour and intensity. There are currently 30 hectares under cultivation. The key to this distinction lies in the maturing sun drenched slopes situated at Quartz Reef’s Bendigo Estate vineyard. Under Rudi’s custodianship Pinot Noir becomes the essence of Central Otago whilst Pinot Gris takes on a rich textured dry style. All Quartz Reef wines benefit greatly from Rudi Bauer’s Austrian heritage exploring the many dimensions of the varieties. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Quartz Reef Pinot Noir Central Otago

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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04/30/2012

Tight, rosebud very floral, heathery, very well integrated oak treatments, dry, almost austere, very refined, a touch compressed, very layered, lovely almost Burgundian density of fruit, deep, wiry, slightly amiable though no fat, lean and muscular, fine tannin structure, nice length, wood aromatics peak out on finish.


External Reviews for Quartz Reef Pinot Noir Central Otago

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/05/2012

Bright medium red. Pungent aromas of cherry, redcurrant and minerals. Concentrated, spicy and light on its feet, with a restrained sweetness to the flavors of red berries, flowers and spices. An herbal nuance gives the finish a positive bitterness. V... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2010 Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Impressively perfumed wine with strong cherry and floral characters plus a hint of spice. Elegant wine with subtle power evidenced by a lengthy finish. Impressive purity and drive. Bob Campbell, MW. A Pinot Noir wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2010 Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/12/2012

A Pinot Noir wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2010 Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/15/2012

Ruby-purple in color, the 2010 Pinot Noir offers earthy aromas of moss covered bark, underbrush and beets over a core of warm black cherries and lavender. Medium bodied, it is generously fruited in the mouth with a medium level of grainy tannins and ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from Otago in New Zealand. 2010 Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Impressively perfumed wine with strong cherry and floral characters plus a hint of spice. Elegant wine with subtle power evidenced by a lengthy finish. Impressive purity and drive. Bob Campbell MW.



Impressively perfumed wine with strong cherry and floral characters plus a hint of spice. Elegant wine with subtle power evidenced by a lengthy finish. Impressive purity and drive. Bob Campbell, December 2011

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