Happy International Sauvignon Blanc Day! What better way to embrace this day than highlighting one of our stunning Sauvignon Blanc producers? The Clos Henri wine estate is tucked away in the southern foothills of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley in New Zealand, and is the Southern Hemisphere extension of renowned Sancerre producers, Famille Bourgeois.
The Bourgeois Family purchased 98 hectares of land in New Zealand's esteemed Marlborough region back in 2000 through their dreams of expanding the terroirs they utilize. Marlborough was selected due to its extensive micro-climates and long growing season, which is ideal for producing not only Sauvignon Blanc but also Pinot Noir. Clos Henri Vineyard is organic and their wine production methods are minimally invasive, working to rejoice in the natural elements of the fruit growing upon the diverse soils of Wither clay, Broadbridge clay and Greywacke river stone.
Today Clos Henri now farms 110 hectares, and their wines continue to be made with the intention of longevity, including their second label Petit Clos, which is made up of fruit from younger vines.
Celebrate Sauvignon Blanc Day with these virtual tastings from Clos Henri, featuring winemaker Damien Yvon.
Tasting of Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir
Tasting of Petit Clos