Clos Henri - Petit Clos Sauvignon (Marlborough, New Zealand): a way to understand Wairau Valley

Wairau Valley (South Island) was the place chosen by Bourgeois family to plante their vines. This place with a schists and sediments soil is the base for Clos Henri's terroir. The family with origins in french Loire Valley (Sancerre) establishes a link between the two countries through a common variety for this 'Small Clos' : the White Sauvignon. This time runned in BIO as all state's wines.

2016 vintage: Visually a yellow straw colour with lot of legs. Good bright and without defaults. An intense and complex nose (3 month with lees): citrus fruit, lime or grappefruit...With the O2 effect there are a greats smokies, mineral and grass hints. Dry entry in mouth, lively and crisp. Development with a good minerality and fresh meadow touchs. A very good lingering mouthfeel coming a pressed young grapefruit notes.

Bourgeoi's family propose a price around 15 euros for this young, varietal and mineral Sauvignon. A Wairau's valley white wine to serve 11º C with a lot of different matchs. I suggest you Mussels over Linguine with Garlic Butter Sauce, Pesto Grilled Shrimps or a Rosemary and Garlic Baked Camembert with Honey… Pleasure matchs for a every time wine.

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