Quartz Reef Methode Traditionelle NV
Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle is a wine of distinction, made in the traditional 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.
Wine SpectatorVibrant, crisp green apple, pear and peach flavors are accented by notes of lemon zest, toasted biscuit, honeycomb and dried white flowers. Finishes with a refreshing jolt of acidity.
Mike BennieIt is a blend of 58% pinot noir, 42% chardonnay. And 1% magic. So Rudi Bauer says. “I wanted to say something special, but didn’t know what to say. Maybe semillon is in this wine”. Ahh Rudi… This comes from a single site too (in Bendigo). ‘The acidity is a fibre optic cable, radiates and carries flavours into the wine. There’s so much different information to show off in a wine’, finishes Rudi. Rich perfume but very fresh. Ginger biscuits, honey drizzled stone fruit, toffee apple, floral notes. Lovely. Light, fresh, creamy texture, frisky bubbles, saline acidity under toasty, lightly honeyed fruit characters. Sits in the palate so well. Elegant, superior feel. It’s very good.
Tony Love4½ 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.
Tyson StelzerIt is quite a feat to craft a sparkling wine that captures richness within a frame of delicacy. Quartz Reef has met the brief impeccably, celebrating the power of Central Otago pinot noir (almost two-thirds of the blend) in its rich stone fruit, mixed spice and baked apple glory, then toning it with the pink grapefruit and preserved lemon notes of chardonnay. It pulls accurately into a well-balanced finish of mineral presence and taut acidity, carrying with impressive line and persistence, finishing with a refreshingly low dosage of 8g/L of sweetness.
NZ Sparkling Wines
|Type||Champagne & Sparkling|
|Varietal(s)||Pinot Noir Chardonnay|
The Wine Front – 93
Wine Spectator – 91
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