Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Vintage - Wineseeker
Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Vintage - Wineseeker
Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Vintage - Wineseeker
$72.20

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Vintage

This is Quartz Reef's top sparkling wine. "The ‘crown jewel’ in our sparkling collection; this exquisite wine exudes style and finesse. Refreshing citrus notes with an irresistible aroma of a pâtisserie. Tantalizing lime and chamomile with precise acidity that dances on the palate. Fine persistent mousse will capture and engage your senses.

An exceptional example of world class Méthode Traditionnelle, handcrafted in Central Otago, New Zealand. This wine is from our BioGro certified organic and Demeter certified biodynamic estate vineyard located in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago. The vineyard was planted in 1998 after careful site selection. The soils on the beautiful north facing slope are Waenga fine sandy loam and Letts steepland soil with an elevation of 217 - 264 metres, on 44.55° south.

Region
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand - Otago
Style
  • Biodynamic
  • Organic
  • Sparkling
Varietal
  • Chardonnay
Variety
  • Gift Collection

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Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
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(*) Local Wellington includes Wellington City, Hutt City and Porirua City. 
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Methode Traditionnelle Vintage 2013 Blanc de Blancs: Awarded 93 Points - James Suckling, reviewed on 10/2018
A very complex nose with grilled cashews, fresh bread dough, chalk, lemons and dried peaches. The palate has a crisp, assertive stye with plenty of acidity and pithy lemons. Long, crisp and layered with freshly baked brioche to close. A blend of 91 per cent chardonnay and nine per cent pinot noir. www.jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2013: Awarded 97 Points and 5 Stars - Bob Campbell, reviewed on 09/2018

Delicious Methode made from 100% chardonnay and with plenty of biscuit and brioche yeast lees flavour indicating plenty of time en tirage. This really is a terrific wine - quite robust and flavoursome for a Blanc de Blancs, with a lengthy finish and a moderately silken texture. A sophisticated wine with its own distinctive character.

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Vintage 2013 Blanc de Blancs - Michael Cooper, reviewed on 08/2018

Awarded 5 Stars "A wine of great presence, the vivacious 2013 vintage (5*) is promoted as the 'crown jewel' of Quartz Reef's Central Otago sparklings. A blend of Chardonnay (91 per cent) and Pinot Noir (9 per cent), estate-grown at Bendigo, it is pale straw, with very intense, citrusy, yeasty, biscuity flavours, crisp acidity and a lasting, dry (4 grams/litre residual sugar) finish."

Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2013 - 19.5/20 Raymond Chan, reviewed on 07/2018

Awarded 5 Stars and 19.5/20 "Bright, even, light golden-yellow colour, a little paler edged with slight green tints, the bubbles refined and moderately persistent.. The nose is elegant in concentration with deeply packed with an amalgam of white florals, nutty complexities, and deep, detailed bready-yeasty autolysis along with subtle hints of aldehyde and toast. This has depth, intensity and layers of aromatics. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a soft and densely concentrated heart of white stonefruits with citrus fruit, floral suggestions and fresh herbs, along with an intense layer of bready and yeasty autolytic detail. The flavours are rich, yet refined, and flow with excellent energy enlivened by soft acidity and subtle effervescence, leading to a long and sustained line. This is a beautifully complex and refined Blac de Blancs method with fine stonefruit and intense autolysis on a softly fresh palate. Serve as an aperitif and with a range of white meat dishes over the next 4+ years. A blend of 91% Chardonnay and 9% Pinot Noir, hand-picked from the 2013 vintage, fermented to 12.5% alc. and a dosage of 4 g/L RS, the wine aged 56 months on lees, being disgorged 19 April 2018."

Reviews of the prior 2013 vintage:

Methode Traditionnelle Vintage 2013 Blanc de Blancs: Awarded 93 Points - James Suckling, reviewed on 10/2018
A very complex nose with grilled cashews, fresh bread dough, chalk, lemons and dried peaches. The palate has a crisp, assertive stye with plenty of acidity and pithy lemons. Long, crisp and layered with freshly baked brioche to close. A blend of 91 per cent chardonnay and nine per cent pinot noir. www.jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2013: Awarded 97 Points and 5 Stars - Bob Campbell, reviewed on 09/2018

Delicious Methode made from 100% chardonnay and with plenty of biscuit and brioche yeast lees flavour indicating plenty of time en tirage. This really is a terrific wine - quite robust and flavoursome for a Blanc de Blancs, with a lengthy finish and a moderately silken texture. A sophisticated wine with its own distinctive character.

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Vintage 2013 Blanc de Blancs - Michael Cooper, reviewed on 08/2018

Awarded 5 Stars "A wine of great presence, the vivacious 2013 vintage (5*) is promoted as the 'crown jewel' of Quartz Reef's Central Otago sparklings. A blend of Chardonnay (91 per cent) and Pinot Noir (9 per cent), estate-grown at Bendigo, it is pale straw, with very intense, citrusy, yeasty, biscuity flavours, crisp acidity and a lasting, dry (4 grams/litre residual sugar) finish."

Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2013 - 19.5/20 Raymond Chan, reviewed on 07/2018

Awarded 5 Stars and 19.5/20 "Bright, even, light golden-yellow colour, a little paler edged with slight green tints, the bubbles refined and moderately persistent.. The nose is elegant in concentration with deeply packed with an amalgam of white florals, nutty complexities, and deep, detailed bready-yeasty autolysis along with subtle hints of aldehyde and toast. This has depth, intensity and layers of aromatics. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a soft and densely concentrated heart of white stonefruits with citrus fruit, floral suggestions and fresh herbs, along with an intense layer of bready and yeasty autolytic detail. The flavours are rich, yet refined, and flow with excellent energy enlivened by soft acidity and subtle effervescence, leading to a long and sustained line. This is a beautifully complex and refined Blac de Blancs method with fine stonefruit and intense autolysis on a softly fresh palate. Serve as an aperitif and with a range of white meat dishes over the next 4+ years. A blend of 91% Chardonnay and 9% Pinot Noir, hand-picked from the 2013 vintage, fermented to 12.5% alc. and a dosage of 4 g/L RS, the wine aged 56 months on lees, being disgorged 19 April 2018."