Clos Henri Solange Blanc de Noirs Brut 2020
Made from gently pressed organic Pinot Noir, this is very fine Methode Traditionelle. It has a fresh core of white fleshed stone fruit, with palate weight and a lengthy, clean finish. All in all, this is super sophisticated Kiwi fizz.
Clos Henri was established in Marlborough in 2001, but this wine family’s story goes back 10 generations in France. We’ll pick up the story in the 1950’s, when Henri Bourgeois shifted his family's agricultural focus solely to winegrowing, and in particular to the terroir of Sancerre. This is where Sauvignon Blanc is very much at home in the Loire Valley. A couple of generations on and the family recognised how special Marlborough terroir is for the variety, and so Clos Henri was born. They gained full Biogro organic certification in 2013.