Stemming from Clos Henri's French heritage, high density plantings in the vineyard have been incorporated to encourage competition between vines and restrain vigor. This natural vigor control means that the vines put more energy into the grapes, rather than the canopy, concentrating on the berries. The younger Pinot vines on the estate are situated on 3 different soil types: Greywacke river stone, Broadbridge & Wither clays.
All the Pinot Noir is hand-picked in the cool, early mornings to retain fruit integrity. This wine was fermented in stainless steel open tops and then aged in large (7,500 l) French oak vats for 11 months. Ageing in large oak vats, instead of smaller barrels, gives the wine great balance with subtle oak which enriches structure while retaining aromatic intensity.