Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Single Ferment Pinot Noir (2020)

Certified organic and biodynamic, this wine is 'a single ferment . . . personally selected by Rudi Bauer as it best expresses the Bendigo Estate vineyard' in Central Otago. Hand-harvested, it is matured in French oak casks, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. The very generous 2020 vintage (5*) is arguably the best yet. Deep, bright ruby, with a fragrant, complex bouquet, it is mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, with rich, beautifully ripe flavours, a hint of liquorice, and a savoury, smooth finish. Already delicious, it should be at its peak 2024+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $85 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Super Classic.

When to drink: 2024

Reviewed July 2022

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