Quartz Reef Pinot Gris 2020

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World Wine – "One of Central Otago’s best examples of pinot gris, a variety that is well suited to the region. Creamy-textured with stewed pear and apple, clove, anise and bready yeast lees flavours. It’s delicately dry with an ethereal texture and lingering finish." - Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine

About This Wine

Exhibiting flavours of ripe pear, peach and marzipan followed by a rich mouth-filling texture with notes of citrus and sweet cinnamon, dry with a mineral finish.

The Quartz Reef Pinot Gris is made in a rich bone dry style which compliments foods of all flavours. A wine of distinction, elegance and finesse. Focused, fresh and crisp with a beautiful balance and length.

Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Gris/Grigio
Country New Zealand
Region Central Otago
Brand Quartz Reef
Vintage 2020

Central Otago Wines

Central Otago is a unique wine region for New Zealand as it does not grow any of the country's famous Sauvignon Blanc but also unique globally for being the most southerly commercial wine region in the world. The region is famous for its fruity and full-bodied Pinot Noir with about ¾ of all vineyards in the region growing this grape variety. One of our favourite Pinot Noir regions here at World Wine.

Central Otago is the only region in New Zealand with a truly continental climate, with large daily and seasonal temperature extremes. At 300m in elevation, vineyards are protected from the cold ocean winds by high mountains reaching 3700m. The soils are also different to the rest of the country, with heavy deposits of rough-edged mica and other metamorphic schists in silt loams.

Historically, the subregion of Bannockburn has seen the most success. However, the region has seen significant growth in recent years and other sub regions are also flourishing.

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