Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle NV
The Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle is a sparkling wine of distinction, made in the traditional Champagne method to achieve elegance and finesse. Focused, fresh and crisp with a beautiful balance and length. Refreshing, vibrant, 'more'ish', poised with fruity acidity and lees. Easily New Zealand's most Champagne-like sparkling wine.
"A masterful sparkling with abundantly fresh nectarine, white peach and lemon citrus. The palate swings more into grapefruit territory and holds a neat, fresh and zesty stance. A savoury and stony finish." Nick Stock
Crunchy red apples and fresh lime, this wine has a super fresh and clean palate with long driving racy acidity to balance out the fresh Oysters, Mooloolaba prawns, Hervey Bay Scallops and Moreton Bay Bugs you will be consuming over this coming summer during long lunches at Blackbird bar and grill.
United Kingdom Sommelier Awards
4½ stars. A pinot noir dominant crackingly good fizz with all the characters you would be impressed by - yeast, flintiness, lees influences adding biscuity notes and fresh, spicy strawberry fruits to the fore, lifted by a fine, lively mousse. Ready to be enjoyed.
NZ Sparkling Wines
A blend of pinot noir (61%) and chardonnay (39%) from the Bendigo district of Central Otago. It’s a weighty wine with an appealing bite of fresh acidity that fades to leave a soft and beguiling suggestion of sweetness on the finish (the wine has been given a dosage of eight grams per litre). A nice mix of austere citrus and mineral fruit flavours with fine, toasty yeast autolysis.
|Type||Champagne & Sparkling|
|Varietal(s)||Pinot Noir Chardonnay|
The Wine Front – Biodynamic farming, lees maturation, attention to detail, great vineyard sites. Rudi Bauer of Quartz Reef has many positives in the manifestation of his life work. Beyond that, and so often it’s hard to separate the person who makes the wine from the wine itself, he’s an outstanding human. And hilarious. That being said, it means little when wines are in brown paper bags being tasted. This wine leapt from the pack. Incredible intensity, inward concentration, a knife edge of acidity in finely wrapped layers of toastiness, marzipan, brioche with a sleek, lean profile of green apple and citrus. Fine, fine bubbles add dimension and freshness. Aside its precision, it’s gorgeous to drink, refreshing the palate with each sip, leaving lingering detail of the presence of the wine. Insanely good drinking. It’s fine wine personified. Kudos here.
Wine Spectator –
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