Marks and reviews
Nestling in the foothills of the Wairau Valley in Marlborough, Clos Henri is a great New Zealand estate run by a Sancerre landmark: the Bourgeois family, winemakers for 10 generations. Eager to reveal the finest terroirs of Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, Rémi and Jean-Marie Bourgeois set out to explore the world to find their pearl. After a long search, the family decided to set up in New Zealand, founding Clos Henri in 2000. Today, the estate comprises 110 hectares of vines, 42 hectares of which are certified organic.
Rich in glacial soils, the estate has one of the most varied terroirs in the Marlborough Valley. Marked by three distinct geological periods, the soil is made up of layers of Aeolian clay and rolled pebbles.
Winemaking and ageing
Clos Henri Pinot Noir 2019 began its fermentation in stainless steel vats before being aged in 7,500-litre French oak barrels for 11 months.
nose is fresh and generous, with scents of strawberry and dried Italian herbs.
The palate unveils smoky and subtly spicy notes, the finish lingers on scents of tobacco, enhanced by a wonderful minerality.