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Clos Henri Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - 6 pack

$204.00

 

TASTING

The 2018 vintage is discreet and restrained, unfolding elegantly on the nose to reveal stone fruit, sweet honey blossom and lime zest. The rich, luscious palate has a touch of well- integrated oak, while a fresh acid backbone and delicate salinity lead to a mouth-watering mineral finish.

VITICULTURE

In the French tradition, our vineyard is planted in high density to encourage competition between vines and restrain vigour. This natural vigour control means the vines put more energy into the grapes, rather than the canopy - concentrating the berries. Dry farming (using no irrigation) also helps keep vigour under control. By stressing the vines to just the right level, it forces the roots to go deeper in the soil, thereby getting the purest expression of our terroir and showing more minerality from the river stone soil.

TECHNICAL

Climate: Dry maritime with warm sunny days and cool nights.
Annual sunshine: 2443 hours
Average annual rainfall: 647 mm
Latitude: 41.30 south
Altitude: 85 metres above sea level
Soil: Greywacke river stone
Planting density: High at 4400 vines/ha Yield: 7t/ha
Clones: MS
Rootstock: RG, 101-14
Vine age: 813 year old vines
Alcohol: 13.5%
Ageing potential: 5-6 years from vintage
Wine match: Lime and ginger scallops, crayfish or pan-fried snapper.

WINEMAKING

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.

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Clos Henri Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - 6 pack

$204.00