2020 Quartz Reef Otago Pinot Gris

95 Points Bob Campbell MW
In stock
Gorgeous stuff, the wonderful Quartz Reef Pinot Gris is a future classic. Expertly made by the famous Rudi Bauer, this wine captures the aromatic fruit purity and mineral streak of alpine Central Otago. It is dry and refreshing but also rich in texture and flavour, with a complex array of fruit, spice and stony-mineral character. A display of what serious Kiwi Gris can do.
$33.99 in mixed 6+ or $37.99 per bottle


Pinot Gris

Its Origins

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

95/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Absolutely delicious, creamy-textured pinot gris with stewed pear and apple, clove, anise and bready yeast lees flavours. The wine is delicately dry, with an ethereal texture and lingering finish. New Zealand pinot gris doesn't get much better than this. 28 JAN 2021." Drink 2021 - 2025

Variety Pinot Gris
Region Central Otago
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.50%
Maturity 2021 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH



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