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Clos Henri, 2012 Clos Henri Pinot Noir

"Pale to medium ruby in color and revealing a wonderfully perfumed nose of lavender and roses wrapped around a good core of red cherries and pomegranate plus a touch of humus, the medium-bodied 2012 Pinot Noir is structured by a good backbone of grainy tannins and just enough acid to support the delicate red berry and earth flavors. It finishes long."
–Dec 2014, Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Clos Henri, 2012 Clos Henri Pinot Noir

"(Wairau Valley, Marlborough, vine age from 8-13 years, 13.5%). Aromatically this is slightly riper than its 2013 counterpart though the fruit profile is otherwise quite similar. There is good richness, volume and solid mid-palate concentration to the delicious and caressing medium-bodied flavors that possess a velvety mouth feel before terminating in a sneaky long, balanced and seductive finale where the only nit is very mild hint of warmth. This is really quite pretty and itâÄôs already at a stage where it could be enjoyed now though I would be inclined to wait a few more years for better depth to develop."

Clos Henri, 2012 Clos Henri Pinot Noir

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2012 Clos Henri Pinot Noir
Clos Henri

After a cold-soak, this wine is fermented in small half-ton open fermenters with gentle hand-plunging to enhance optimum color and tannin extraction. The wine matures in French barrels (30% new) and undergoes a light filtration prior to bottling. The estate follows a very hands-off approach to winemaking, allowing the inherent beauty in the grape and the soil to shine through in full.

2012 Vintage
2012 was one of the coolest growing seasons in New Zealand’s recent history, with low yields and a delayed harvest. But sunny skies at harvest time turned out to be a saving grace. Small crops and tiny berries typically result in wines of delightful concentration & quality, with a better balance of sweetness and acidity.

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