Central Otago - New Zealand
Importer - Mezzanine http://www.mezzaninewine.com.au/ (customerservicevic@casama.com.au)

Proprietor:  Rudi Bauer, Trevor Scott
Year of Establishment: 1996
Size of Estate: 30 hectares
Av. bottles/annum: 12,000

Website: www.quartzreef.co.nz

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Named after New Zealand’s largest quartz deposit that lies beneath our vineyards at Bendigo Station, Quartz Reef has become the vessel for what winemaker Rudi Bauer calls - his search to make wines which exhibit “a symphony of flavours” that “capture attention and entertain so that you forget everything else”.

 

Quartz Reef vinifies wines of outstanding flavour and intensity. There are currently 30 hectares under cultivation. The key to this distinction lies in the maturing sun drenched slopes situated at Quartz Reef’s Bendigo Estate vineyard. Under Rudi’s custodianship Pinot Noir becomes the essence of Central Otago whilst Pinot Gris takes on a rich textured dry style.

 

All Quartz Reef wines benefit greatly from Rudi Bauer’s Austrian heritage exploring the many dimensions of the varieties.


 

VINES

Quartz Reef

Size
30 hectares
% of your production
100%
Owned
Harvested by hand
Irrigated
Soil/s
Waenga fine, sandy loam, quartz, and Letts steepland
Varieties planted
Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gruner Veltliner
Training system
vertical shoot position
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations, manure, green manure, mulch, humus and compost.
Pest control
Copper if needed, sulphur, sea weed, stinging nettle, equisetum, valerian tea
Weed control
Undervine weeder and hand hoeing
When was it converted to natural farming
2007, fully certified BD 2011, Demeter NZ No:150

 

 
 

Wines

Quartz Reef, Bendigo Single Vineyard

Wine fullyCertifiedDemeter NZ No: 150
2013
Variety
Pinot Noir
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Quartz Reef
Days of skin contact
24 days
Filtered
Yes. cellulose pads
Fined
No
Elevage
12 months in French barrique, 24% new, 33% 1 year old, 43% 2 years plus old.
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
54ppm

Quartz Reef, Bendigo Single Ferment

Wine fullyDemeter Certified NZ No: 150
2013
Variety
Pinot Noir
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Quartz reef
Days of skin contact
28 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
12 months in French barrique, 16% new, 33% 1 year old, 51% 2 years old.
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
55ppm

Quartz Reef NV sparkling wine

Non vintage
Variety/ies
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Quartz Reef
Days of skin contact
Nil
Filtered
Yes. Crossflow
Fined
No
Elevage
6 months in stainless steel then 30 months on lees in bottle.
Selected Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
49ppm

Quartz Reef Rose Sparkling wine

Non vintage
Variety
Pinot Noir
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Quartz Reef
Days of skin contact
3 hours
Filtered
Yes. cross flow
Fined
No
Elevage
6 months in stainless steel then 42 months on lees in bottle.
Selected Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
55ppm