Nestled under the southern foothills of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, Clos Henri is the wine estate meticulously established and organically run by the famous Sancerre wine growing family of Henri Bourgeois. The land at Clos Henri represents a very unique crossroad of three different soil types, due to previous geological movements forming the Wither hills on our southern boundary, and theWairau seismic fault line which runs through the estate, resulting in two different soil types lying beside each other on the plain. Clos Henri Sauvignon Bland – From the historical Greywacke River Stone soil, our estate flagship wine, Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc, expresses a distinctive minerality (flintiness) and elegance underlined with excellent fruit purity. It is a wine of complexity and great aging potential which will gradually reveal with age the authenticity of its origins. Fermentation occurred in 85% stainless steel and 15% old French oak barrels. The wine was then aged on fine yeast lees for 8 months with lees stirring, both of which enable us to obtain a round Sauvignon Blanc with body and mouthfeel.