Quartz Reef Méthode Traditionnelle Brut NV (NV)

This increasingly Champagne-like, non-vintage bubbly is estate-grown at Bendigo, in Central Otago, and lees-aged for at least two years. The batches vary in their varietal composition, but the release I tasted in mid 2021 (4.5*) is a blend of Pinot Noir (74 per cent) and Chardonnay (26 per cent). Straw hued, with a very yeasty fragrance, it has strong, peachy, yeasty flavours, showing excellent vigour and complexity, and a crisp, dry (4 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Certified organic.


Type: Sparkling Wines
Variety: Sparkling Wines
Vintage: NV
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $33 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide 2022

When to drink: 2021

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