Quartz Reef Blanc de Blanc 2017
Is this New Zealand’s best sparkling wine? We’d have a poke at saying it is. Pristine, single vintage, Central Otago Chardonnay was given 60 months on lees, and riddled and disgorged by hand. With its alpine freshness and energy, the edges are gently softened by fruit weight, bready flavours and creamy texture. Scooch over Champagne, make room for New Zealand’s best.
Quartz Reef in Bendigo, Central Otago is a special place for a couple of reasons. As well as being the site of the largest quartz deposit in New Zealand, this is also where Rudi Bauer and his team passionately produce Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and an awesome range of sparkling wines. The first to plant commercial vineyards at Bendigo Station, Rudi is dedicated to looking after this amazing place. With biodynamic and organic certification, there’s a lot to love, the wines especially.