Quartz Reef Otto Pinot Noir 2017

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124,13 CHF pro Liter

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Prestige Pinot for the cellar: Limited release (780 bottles). The second release from the 'Royal Series'. From the most eastern block of the vineyard, the first block to see the sun. Uniquely close planted at 8,000 vines per hectare and affectionately known as the 'royal block'. Otto is Rudi's personnally selected ferment.

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Quartz Reef Otto Pinot Noir 2017


Review Quartz Reef Otto Pinot Noir 2017James Suckling (JamesSuckling.com): 95/100. Attractive, red-cherry and red-flower aromas are framed in fresh, savory spice. There's a suave and powerful feel to this wine. A commanding yet elegant palate carries really pure red cherries and plums, amid silky, long tannins. Very seductive. Drink or hold. Screw cap. 500 bottles released.


Review Quartz Reef Otto Pinot Noir 2017Cameron Douglas MS: 95/100 & Best of 2021.  Complex, varietal and pure. Aromas of dark cherry and baking spices, quite a deep mineral and silty soil layer, some wood smoke and vanilla, forest flowers and soft wild thyme and dried herb moments. Firm textures from fruit and wood tannins, medium+ acidity and a core of varietal red berry fruit flavours reflecting the bouquet. A distinctive wine, still developing and knitting together, so no rush on opening. A wine for the cellar with best drinking from late 2022 through 2030+. Unfined and unfiltered. Fruited selected from the most eastern, Royal Block of the Bendigo Estate. Only 500 bottles made. 23 days on skins. 100% 1 years old French Oak.


Review Quartz Reef Otto Pinot Noir 2017” width=Bob Campbell, MW (The Real Review): 95/100.  A new super-premium label from a high quality producer. Fragrant, almost floral aroma with more cherry, plum fruit and spice on the palate. A surprisingly supple, charming wine from a vineyard that can produce blockbuster pinot with ease. Should have an interesting future.


Review Quartz Reef Otto Pinot Noir 2017Michael Cooper: 5 stars. The lovely 2017 vintage was estate-grown at Bendigo, in Central Otago, and matured in one year-old French oak casks. Deeply coloured, with an enticingly perfumed, savoury bouquet, it is full-bodied and youthful, with concentrated, well-ripened cherry, plum and spice flavours, revealing superb complexity, depth and harmony, and a finely textured, lasting finish. Already drinking well, it should be very long-lived; open 2021+.


Tasting note

Deep in colour with intense dark cherry and plum aromatics, spices and a hint of rose. Exceptional body with balanced acidity and silky tannins. Lively on the palate with rich plum, cherry and subtle spice notes.

Aromas and flavours:

Aroma Quartz Reef Otto Pinot Noir 2017: dark CherryAroma Quartz Reef Otto Pinot Noir 2017: PlumsAroma Quartz Reef Otto Pinot Noir 2017: Spices


Additional information

Type: Red wine

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

Alcohol: 14% vol

Food match: Serve with wild duck and pork dishes

Residual sugar: <1 g/l

Bottle size: 0.75l

Notice: contains sulphites

Wine region: Bendigo, Central Otago, New Zealand. With a vine density of 5,000 - 8,000 plants per hectare on grafted pinot noir clones, planted in 1998. The soils on the beautiful north facing slope are Waenga fine sandy loam and Letts steepland with an elevation from 217 – 264 metres, on 44.55° south.

Winemaking: Hand-picked on the 31st March. Cold soaked for 4 days before indigenous yeast fermentation kicked in with 13% whole bunch. Gentle hand plunging throughout ferment, followed by post-fermentation maceration of 9 days to ensure optimum fruit and tannin balance. Total time on skin; 23 days. Drained directly into selected French oak barriques (100% one year old) where the wine aged for 15 months during which wild malolactic fermentation occurs. Bottled 24th August 2018, without fining and filtration. The winemaking was very much in keeping with the traditional practices of the Old World. Winemaker, Rudi Bauer, has combined these techniques, and his own personal understanding, to create this wine.

Cellaring potential: 2026+

Produced and bottled by: Quartz Reef, PO Box 63, Cromwell, Central Otago 9342, New Zealand

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