Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Single Ferment Pinot Noir
$106.20

Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Single Ferment Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes
Deep ruby-red in colour exhibiting spiced wild berries. Opulent and rich on the palate with notes of dark cherry, blackberry and liquorice. Silky tannins with a muscular structure and impressive length.

Vineyard
From our Bendigo Estate vineyard which is BioGro certified organic and Demeter certified biodynamic; 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. Selected from the mid-section of the vineyard block 7: Clone Abel.

Vintage
Spring was cool and led into a very dry September and a warm dry October. November mornings presented some frost conditions however the days became warm and stayed dry. Summer developed into another warm dry season with December and January continuing this theme. In February the rainfall was well below normal. Overall a great summer yielding small, flavour packed berries with great colour.

Winemaking
Hand-picked on the 4th April. Cold soaked for 7 days before indigenous yeast fermentation kicked in. Gentle hand plunging throughout ferment, followed by post-fermentation maceration of 6 days to ensure optimum fruit and tannin balance. Total time on skin; 23 days. Drained directly into selected French oak barriques (16% new) where the wine aged for 15 months during which natural malolactic fermentation occured. Bottled 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.

Reviews

Bendigo Estate Single Ferment Pinot Noir 2017: 5 stars

"This memorable red is certified organic and biodynamic. Estate-grown and hand-picked at Bendigo, in Central Otago, it was matured in French oak casks (50 per cent new), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep and youthful in colour, it is highly fragrant, weighty and very savoury, with ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing notable density, complexity and harmony. A very ‘complete’ wine, set to flourish for a decade, it’s already a lovely mouthful."

Michael Cooper, reviewed on 03/2019

Bendigo Estate Single Ferment Pinot Noir 2017: Awarded 96 Points

"Dense, powerful pinot noir with ripe red-fleshed plum, dark berry, wood smoke, cocoa and spicy oak flavours. Firmly-structured but accessible wine. A youthful pinot noir with cellaring potential."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review, reviewed on 03/2019

Bendigo Estate Single Ferment Pinot Noir 2017: 96 points and 5 stars

96 points and 5 stars "Dense, powerful pinot noir with ripe red-fleshed plum, dark berry, wood smoke, cocoa and spicy oak flavours. Firmly-structured but accessible wine. A youthful pinot noir with cellaring potential."

Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, reviewed on 03/2019

Region
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand - Otago
Style
  • Red Wine
Varietal
  • Pinot Noir

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