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  • Clos Henri is at the forefront of quality and elegance in Marlborough
  • Classic and elegant, showing flinty minerality
  • A mixture of tropical and citrus fruits and a long, dry, textured finish

Tasting Notes

Colour Pale-Straw
Nose The 2016 has a ripe tropical and citrus bouquet, with underlying flinty minerality.
Palate In the mouth the wine is textural and rich from the lees aging with layers of minerals, lime, orange blossom and profound acidity balancing this dry, elegant wine.
Food Pairing Lime and ginger scallops, crayfish or pan-fried snapper.
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes Ageing potential: 5-6 years from vintage.
Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Body Light - Medium Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2016
Region Marlborough
Country New Zealand
Sustainability Organic
Alcohol 14.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
When most people think of New Zealand wine, the first thing that comes to mind will be Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This one variety more than any other helped springboard New Zealand on to the world-wine scene.

The region is located on the northern end of the south island, nestled around the town of Blenheim, and for many years was a sheep region. It was Montana wines, who in 1973 planted the first vines in the region “too far south to grow good wine.” At the time the region was the southernmost region in the country, but nowadays Central Otago takes south to a whole new level.

Plenty of sunshine hours, relatively low rainfall and cool temperatures provide the perfect conditions for growing world-class Sauvignon Blanc the region is renowned for. Other whites grown include Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Sparkling wines. Pinot Noir dominates the red varieties grown, though is typically lighter bodied than Central Otago or Martinborough Pinots.


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