Clos Henri Petit Clos Sauvignon Blanc 2016Clos Henri
ORIGIN: New Zealand (Marlborough)
GRAPE VARIETAL: Sauvignon Blanc
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.