Quartz Reef, Method Traditional
Grape Varietal: 74% Pinot Noir, 26% Chardonnay
Dosage: 3 grams/liter - Extra Brut
Location: Central Otago, New Zealand
- Limited production sparkling wine from New Zealand
- A perfect aperitif to start an evening, but also easily pairs with roasted meats, seafood, or the spicy and savory flavors of Chinese or Thai takeout.
- Aromas of a salty ocean breeze and orchard fruits blend with hints of marshmallow and wheat crackers. Light and elegant on the tongue with citrus, nutty notes and a lingering creamy acidic finish.
Quartz Reef is made by a certified organic and biodynamic estate vineyard in Central Otago in New Zealand. It is named after a unique feature of geological treasures of New Zealand, specifically its largest quartz deposit that lies under the vineyards. In addition to its geological features, Central Otago is renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay which comprise this blend. Winemaker,Rudi Bauer (a multiple recipient of the New Zealand winemaker of the year award), states simply that he’s focused on offering sparkling wine that “capture[s] attention and entertain[s].” This bottle, with its cool but playful demeanor does exactly that.