Clos Henri – Sancerre in Marlborough

25-Jan-2011
The Henri Bourgeois family of Sancerre has successfully combined the philosophy and approach in grapegrowing and winemaking of their home country with the terroir and expression of the soils and fruit of the Wairau Valley in Marlborough. The vineyards are sited on Broadbridge, Greywacke and Wither soils, and the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir wines respect those unique properties. Close planting, approximately twice the normal density for New Zealand vineyards, and low yields are other techniques used by Clos Henri. From the first wines of the 2003 vintage, the range has grown to three tiers, the premium ‘Clos Henri' label, fresh and fruit-driven ‘Petit Clos' wines offering value, and the intermediate, terroir-designated ‘Bel Echo' range. There is no shortage of flavour here and the Clos Henri wines show class. www.clos-henri.com

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Petit Clos Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009
  • Clos Henri Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009
  • Petit Clos Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009
  • Clos Henri Marlborough Pinot Noir 2008

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