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This winery is operated by the Sancerre wine growing family of Henri Bourgeois. This estate is located in Marlborough's Wairau Valley and produces wines from three different soil types of the estate.
The estate vineyard is certified organic and Clos Henri is a member of Marlborough Natural Winegrowers: MANA.
Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc are offered through the Petite Clos, Bel Echo and Clos Henri range.
The tasting room is open from Oct 1 to April 30, Monday through Friday or by appointment.
2012 Clos Henri Marlborough New Zealand Pinot Noir
13.5% alc., pH 3.68, TA 0.49, $29.99. Imported by Chambers & Chambers, San Francisco, CA. This winery was established and originally run by the famous Sancerre winegrowing family of Henri Bourgeois. Arnaud Bourgeois is the current GM of Clos Henri. Close-planted vines (twice that of most Marlborough Vineyard) in heavier clay soils of estate vineyard. Clones Pommard 5, 10/5, 667, 777, 114, 115, and Abel. 8 to 13-year-old vines grown in the Wairau Valley of Marlborough. 100% de-stemmed, whole berry fermentation, 1-week cold soak, 3-week cuvaison, aged 12 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The oak-themed nose offers aromas of tobacco, espresso, toast and spice. The lovely core of fresh dark red and black fruits wears a significant oak imprint. The silky tannins are well integrated, and the wine finishes with good length. Reviewed February 5, 2016 ARTICLE »