Clos Henri is an exciting new vineyard in Marlborough, created by the internationally recognised winemaking family of Henri Bourgeois of Sancerre, France. For ten generations the family has crafted premium quality Sauvignon blanc and Pinot noir wines and in 2000 chose 109 hectares of native Marlborough pastures to continue their passion abroad. They embraced their new found soil with great enthusiasm, eager to begin, and in spite of their huge experience, they worked along local winegrowers, learning about local practices.
Clos Henri are certified organic, work biodynamically and are a part of Marlborough Natural Winegrowers.
Their wine reflects this cooperation, and is the perfect France-New Zealand experience.
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc made using the same techniques as Sancerre which gives unparalleled complexity to the Clos Henri. The soils are well drained giving richness and lift to the top cuvée of this burgeoning icon of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Additional richness comes from the old barrels used in the fermentation. Match with lime and ginger scallops, oyster mushrooms or crayfish.