QUARTZ REEF SINGLE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2016

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"This wine is from our Organic, Biodynamic Certified Estate vineyard located in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago. The vineyard was planted in 1998 after careful site selection. ​The deep warm colour is inviting with perfumed ripe pinot aromatics, stylish and emotional. The vibrant palate has good body with spicy minerality that holds defined tannins of Bendigo intensity​.

Hand-picked on the 23rd March and 4th April. Each clone was small batch vinified with a small percentage of whole cluster per ferment. Cold Soaked for up to 7 days before indigenous yeast fermentation kicked in. Gentle plunging each day, followed by post maceration of up to 11 days to ensure optimum fruit and tannin balance. Total time on skin; 23 days. Drained directly into selected French oak barriques (28% new) where the wine aged for 12 months during which wild malolactic fermentation occurs. The winemaking was very much in keeping with the traditional practices of the Old World. The winemaker, Rudi Bauer, has combined these techniques, and his own personal understanding, to create this wine."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"Certified biodynamic, the classy 2016 vintage was estate-grown at Bendigo, hand-picked and matured for a year in French oak barriques. Full, bright ruby, it is fragrant and mouthfilling, savoury and supple, with deep cherry, plum, spice and nut flavours, showing excellent complexity. A very harmonious and 'complete' wine, it's already delicious, but also age-worthy."
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, November 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"It is substantial yet poised and structured, showing delightfully perfumed aromas of red/black cherry, floral, toasted almond and vanilla on the nose with nuances of clove and game. The palate delivers succulent mouthfeel, wonderfully enhanced by rounded texture and generous fruit intensity. It is beautifully styled and composed, and finishes impressively long and silky. At its best: 2018 to 2023."
5 Stars & 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan, October 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Moderately deep ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is firmly concentrated with a fine and intense core of dark-red cherry and berry fruit, entwined with raspberry notes, red florals, dark herbs and notes of liquorice and minerals. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and sweet flavour of dark-red cherries and berry fruit with nuances of raspberry liqueur., unfolding subtle floral and thyme herb elements. The palate has excellent depth, concentration and extraction, with considerable fine-grained tannin textures forming a strong backbone and line. The acidity is fresh and lacy, contributing to the drive and vitality, and the wine carries to a long and sustained finish of raspberry liqueur, liquorice and herbs. This is a rich and sweet-fruited Pinot Noir with dark-red cherry, berry and raspberry flavours, a concentrated palate and plenty of fine-grained tannin extraction with a vibrant finish. Serve with wild duck and pork dishes over the next 7-8+ years. Hand-picked fruit, clones 10/5, 5, 115, 667, 777 and Abel, from the ‘Bendigo Estate’, vines 16-19 y.o., indigenous yeast fermented with 7% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 28% new oak. Certified Demeter biodynamic."


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