2019 Quartz Reef Otago Pinot Gris
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
94/100 Bob Campbell MW
"Rich, creamy pinot gris with apricot, pear, ripe apple, spice and anise flavours, together with nut and ginger characters from yeast lees. An intense and quite complex wine that appeals on many levels. Organic and biodynamically produced. 22 MAY 2020." 2019 – 2024
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