Clos Henri Petit Clos Sauvignon Blanc 2016

ORIGIN: New Zealand (Marlborough)

GRAPE VARIETAL: Sauvignon Blanc

ABV: 13.5%

VOLUME: 750ml

Petit Clos, translated from French to mean ‘small enclosed vineyard’, captures the vibrancy of our estate. Petit Clos wines come from our younger vines, from a mixture of soil types.

There is something truly remarkable about young vine Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and therefore we wanted to create a wine to showcase this vibrant expression. Our Petit Clos Sauvignon Blanc, is intensely refreshing and juicy with concentrated bright fruit flavours. Hints of minerality come through, giving a taste of the wine’s Clos Henri origins and the Bourgeois family winegrowing style.

The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain fruit purity and flavour; it was then aged on fine yeast lees for three months. Lees stirring over this time allows the wine to stabilise naturally, enabling us to fine the wine only once before a light, non-sterile filtration. This extended lees contact also helps the wine to gain roundness and texture.

Taste notes: A welcoming and fine hint of citrus (lime, grapefruit) and golden kiwi on the nose. Fresh, well-balanced and round on the palate offering a rich, dense and juicy mouthfeel dominated by exotic fruits, with a pleasant mineral note.

RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRING: Roasted meats and BBQ; fried fish; mutton or beef skewers; Asian satay; fried rice; Hainanese chicken rice; fried noodles; tomato based pasta or pizza; potato salad with light sour cream.

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