Quartz Reef Brut Methode NV

92 Points Bob Campbell MW
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This expert bubbles is a reference point for quality. Made by Rudi Bauer with serious Champagne knowledge to draw on, the vibrant apple fruits and some breadiness give mouth-filling texture but somehow it remains elegant and freshened by stony-minerals. Biodynamic from mineral rich soils, this is a Kiwi bubbles with deep harmony, X factor and charm that always puts a smile on your dial.
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58% Pinot Noir and 42% Chardonnay

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

92/100 Bob Campbell MW

"A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that has spent at least 24 months in bottle before being disgorged. The Pinot Noir component gives the wine richness and body while the Chardonnay contributes toastiness and a racy acidity. Attractive and quite elegant Methode with freshness and energy."

90/100 Wine Advocate, Neil Martin

"The non-vintage Methode Traditionelle Sparkling is sourced from Gibbston and Bendigo, displays a captivating nose of oyster shell, orange-blossom and granite; the palate very well-balanced with good acidity and touches of lemon zest, green apple and just a faint hint of elderflower on the bone-dry finish. I doubt you will find a better non-vintage New Zealand sparkler."

90/100 Wine Advocate Lisa Perrotti Brown

"The NV Methode Traditionelle Brut flaunts notes of spiced apples, peach blossoms and marzipan with a hint of brioche. It has an excellent intensity of toasty apple and stone fruit flavors in the mouth accented with a great line of vibrant yet balanced acid and small, fine bubbles before finishing long. Drink it now."

Variety Methode Traditionelle
Region Central Otago
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.50%

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