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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.
By the same producing estate
Clos Henri : Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc 2015
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Clos Henri : Clos Henri Pinot Noir 2016
Clos Henri : Clos Henri Pinot Noir 2013
Clos Henri : Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Clos Henri : Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc 2018