Essentially made by Frenchman in New Zealand. An elegant and restrained wine, the delicate nose unfolds to reveal flint, white peach and fresh lemon zest. Fleshy, white stone fruits and extended lees ageing imbue the palate with a richness, while the core minerality leaves a precise and focused finish. Food pairings revolve around seafood dishes and fragrant salads. Scallops or fresh oysters with a squeeze of lemon. For a salad, try rocket, pear and walnut with shaved parmesan. If you’re feeling game, try this Sauvignon Blanc against the d’Antan Silex. It’s a win-win!
This adventure started in 2000. Nestled under the southern foothills of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, Clos Henri is the wine estate meticulously established and organically run by the famous Sancerre wine growing family of Henri Bourgeois. Uniting 10 generations of winegrowing know-how from the Bourgeois family, Clos Henri crafts textural and elegant wines, capturing the intense Marlborough character with the aim to reveal the identity of the Clos Henri terroir and a true sense of place in the wines. From the three different soil types of the estate, partially comprised of a clay hill slope, the family uses the best of French and New World winegrowing techniques to capture the essence of Marlborough’s intense character and reveal the identity and depth of the Clos Henri terroir.