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Quartz Reef Bendigo Pinot Noir 2022 750ml


Quartz Reef Bendigo Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 750ml

93 points by Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Jun 2021)
95 points and 5 Stars by Bob Campbell MW (Jan 2021)

Hand-picked on the 31st March, 8th and 9th April. Each clone was small-batch vinified with a small percentage of the whole cluster per ferment. Cold Soaked for up to 7 days before indigenous yeast fermentation kicked in. Gentle plunging each day, followed by post maceration of up to 9 days to ensure optimum fruit and tannin balance. Total time on the skin; 19-24 days. Drained directly into selected French oak barriques (28% new) where the wine aged for 12 months during which wild malolactic fermentation occurs.

The winemaking was very much in keeping with the traditional practices of the Old World. The winemaker, Rudi Bauer, has combined these techniques, and his own personal understanding, to create this wine.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of deep black Doris plum, and dark cherry. Rich on the palate with blackcurrant, plum, forest floor notes and subtle spice. An elegant wine with classy tannins and a long vibrant finish.

Alc: 14% 

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