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NV Quartz Reef Methode Traditionelle

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If you are going to go the whole hog and buy proper bubbly then Methode Traditionelle bottle ferment is the only way to go as it gives the resulting wines texture, elegance, grace and loads of complex toasty brioche/croissant flavours. It is almost like breakfast with a kick! And this is a monumentally brilliant release that is Champagne-like in every way but name. Miraculous, breath taking, stupendous – I think you get the drift. But don’t take my word for it. Check out what Michael Cooper, New Zealand’s top wine critic, has to say about it.

Winemaker's Notes

Focused, fresh and crisp with a beautiful balance and length.

Colour: Pale yellow.

Bouquet: Royal Gala apple with a hint of lime and brioche.

Palate: Flirtatious, moreish. Enhanced by an invigorating, cool and creamy acidity.

Quartz Reef Wine Accolades and Reviews:
This increasingly Champagne-like, non-vintage bubbly… Pale, very lively and racy, with yeasty, nutty flavours, intense, tight-knit and lasting, it is beautifully poised, rich and harmonious. The best NV yet from Quartz Reef. 5 Stars - Michael Cooper's Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines 2011

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NV Quartz Reef Methode Traditionelle

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Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine says
A blend of pinot noir (61 per cent) and chardonnay (39 per cent) 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 to a dosage of eight grams per litre. A nice mix of austere citrus and mineral fruit flavours with fine, toasty yeast autolysis. The currently available cuvee has been in bottle for two years after being disgorged.
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine, Feb/Mar
Tyson Stelzer says
It 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.
2012-2013
Wine Taste Edition 99
93

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