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Clos Henri : Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc 2016

£270 Incl. VAT & DP£260 Incl. VAT & DPA box of 12 Bottles (75cl) | £21.67 / Unit
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    Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc 2016: a Classic, Elegant Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

    The Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc is a single-varietal Sauvignon Blanc wine, organically grown in the Wairu Valley of New Zealand's Marlborough appellation. The vines, 8-13 years old on average, grow in soils of mostly Greywacke river stone and are planted at high densities of 4,400 vineyards per hectare, just like in the Bourgeois family's Sancerre estate. The 2016 vintage at Clos Henri was characterised by a dry maritime climate with warm, sunny days and cool nights. The vineyard is managed by means of dry farming in order to help control vigour and put just enough stress on the vines to produce highly concentrated, densely flavoured fruit. The Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc 2016 was fermented in 90% stainless steel and 10% old French oak barrels. Then, the wine was aged on its lees for 8 months with lees stirring.

    The Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc 2016 is remarkably refined and complex on the nose, revealing citrus and white peach aromas, along with a chalky minerality. On the palate, the wine offers a textured mouthfeel and a wonderful richness from lees ageing. The Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc 2016 is a very balanced wine with a profound acidity and a long finish. This Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc can be aged 5 to 6 years after its vintage.

    Parker : 91 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Clos Henri's 2016 Sauvignon Blanc marries hints of snap peas and thyme with passion fruit and white grapefruit. It's a medium-bodied, silky-textured version of Marlborough SB that saw a small portion of oak aging and substantial lees aging to build textural richness. Lemon and grapefruit notes linger on the finish.
    Marlborough
    Alcohol
    13.5

    Grape varieties
    Sauvignon Blanc

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Organic wines

    Country
    New Zealand

    Vineyard
    Awatere Valley

    Importer
    LES GRANDS CHAIS DE FRANCE Site de Landiras Route de Balizac 33720 LANDIRAS FRANCE

    Area
    Marlborough

    Appellation
    Marlborough

    Color
    White

    Producer
    Clos Henri

    Parker
    91

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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