Petit Clos Sauvignon Blanc Henri Bourgeois
2009 Sauvignon Blanc
- Petit Clos Sauvignon Blanc grapes are estate grown in a pristine environment.
- The land that Clos Henri sits upon, drew the attention and admiration of the Bourgeois family who have been farming in Sancerre, France, for ten generations.
- This Sauvignon Blanc has a delicate scent of ripe summer fruits.
Clos Henri is a 96 hectare property in Marlborough. It was the pure landscape that convinced Jean-Marie Bourgeois and his family that this vineyard would be unequalled in the area and to start their art and tradition in New Zealand.
In the French tradition, the vines are planted in high density (around twice higher than the average in NZ). In the old world it is a widely held belief that high density planting leads to better wine because dense planting will cause competition and stress between the vines. (Just so you know - there are many other factors to consider when planting a successful vineyard but as we're not on a wine course here then the simple philosophy described is true according to Henri Bourgeois).
The wine is made with grapes from young vines and due to the diligence of Bourgeois in the vineyards, rough diamonds just require a little polish!
“In our endless quest for Excellence, we watch, carefully and patiently, as we look to Nature as our guide, taking inspiration from our Senses and energy from our Passion..."
Arnaud, Jean-Christophe et Lionel Bourgeois.
Wine and Dine Menu
Tasty with grilled chicken and also fresh prawns with a crunchy green salad. Also, a nice match with mild cheese including goats cheese.
Experts Choice: Rosemary George MW author of The Wine's of New Zealand, picks this wine as worth trying out. Decanter 22.11.11