Clos Henri Single Vineyard Otira Sauvignon Blanc


for the equivalent of £21.50 a bottle

Grower: Clos Henri
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Style: Earthy and Vibrant
Country: New Zealand
Appellation: Marlborough
Vintage: 2021/22
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Named for the Otiran Glaciation period that was instrumental in forging this unique terroir. Pale straw in colour. An enticing bouquet of mineral and preserved citrus peel, apple and apricot, peach and herbs. There’s a delicate toasty layer from mineral and initial bottle development. The palate is silky and textured, elegant, poised and dry. Flavours of citrus, stone and tree fruits reflect the bouquet supported by vibrant acidity and a hint of spice, wood and minerality. Lengthy and intriguing on the finish.

The famille Bourgeois embraced their new found soil with great enthusiasm, eager to begin anew without the restrictions they are encumbered with in France. Local wine producers were intrigued to see how the well-known Sancerre winemaker would plant and vinify their wines, and proud that New Zealand's celebrated Sauvignon Blanc region had been chosen. Despite their ten-generation history of producing Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir in the Loire Valley, the Bourgeois family placed strong emphasis on researching the viticultural practices of local winegrowers. This cooperation, the Clos Henri vineyard and the wine reflect the marriage of French-New Zealand experience. The Bourgeois New Zealand vineyard was christened 'Clos Henri', pronounced 'Klo Enrie' for two reasons; first as a homage to the patriarch of the Bourgeois family, Henri and secondly its vineyard of special terroir, or 'Clos'.



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