We think Quartz Reef’s sparkling wines punch incredibly above their weight when it comes to price and quality expectations but the Blanc de Blancs, now on its second vintage ever, is a real surprise.
Winemaker Rudi Bauer is more than a dab hand at making bubbles using the traditional method of production; the same way as champagne. And he's had a long history of making it, so it's a real treat to taste his new - and only the second one ever made - vintage of Blanc de Blancs.
Here is our review on the wine.
2015 Quartz Reef Blanc de Blancs $75
This top notch bubbly is the second vintage of Rudi Bauer’s biodynamically certified Blanc de Blancs made 100% from Chardonnay, all grapes hand picked from a 15 hectare vineyard which is planted on sun drenched, north facing terraces in Bendigo, Central Otago. The vineyard was biodynamically certified in 2011 and the wine was made using the traditional method of sparkling winemaking. It's aged on lees for 60 months and disgorged by hand on site at Quartz Reef in Cromwell, Central Otago. T
This wine is a great example of méthode traditionnelle.