Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend
Named after New Zealand’s largest quartz rock deposit that underlies the company’s vineyards at Bendigo, Central Otago. Split between two vineyards, Quartz Reef has 30 hectares cultivated within this sub-region. The principal Bendigo Estate Vineyard site is a 15 hectare north facing slope comprising arid clay, fine gravel and quartz soils. Originally planted to Pinot Noir, with a planting density of between 5-8,000 vines per hectare, the site also holds Pinot Gris and Chardonnay on various rootstocks. Both varietals are planted with a density of between 3,500-5,000 vines per hectare. Adjacent to this is the modestly north sloping 15 hectare vineyard comprising Waenga (fine sandy loam) and Molyneux (shallow sandy loam) soils. The vineyard serves to supply Quartz Reef with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for Methode Traditionnelle sparkling wine production. Biodynamic.
What The Critics Say
96/100 Bob Campbell MW (2010 Vintage)
"A blend of Chardonnay (93% ) and Pinot Noir with 45 months en tirage. A taut and pure wine, with an ethereal texture and subtle toast, brioche, yeast lees characters. Long and linear Methode. Very impressive by any measure."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2010 vintage)
"Top vintages are outstanding, showing great vigour and complexity in a Champagne-like style, intense and highly refined. Currently on sale, the 2010 (5*) is a blend of Chardonnay (93 per cent) and Pinot Noir (7 per cent), estate-grown and hand-picked at Bendigo, in Central Otago, and disgorged after maturing for nearly four years on its yeast lees. Light straw, it is elegant and racy, with intense, citrusy, slightly peachy and nutty flavours, that float very harmoniously to a lively, lasting finish."
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