Clos Henri - Petit Clos - Sauvignon Blanc

Clos Henri - Petit Clos - Sauvignon Blanc 2018

White Wine
Organic
Screw Cap

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Item# 71013-18

Product Ratings

James Suckling 92pt
Wine Enthusiast 90pt

Tasting notes

Chalky and flinty mineral notes are followed by citrus, capsicum and pretty white flower aromas. This wine has good balance, a very nice acid presence and a smooth finish. It is tangy, round, soft, super fruity and easy to drink.

Technical data

Climate: Dry maritime with warm sunny days and cool nights
Annual sunshine: 2443 hours
Average annual rainfall: 647 mm
Latitude: 41.3 degrees south
Altitude: 85 – 150 metres above sea level
Soil: Greywacke river stone, Broadbridge & Wither clays
Planting density: High at 4400 vines/ha
Yield: 9t/ha
Clones: MS, 242, 316, 317, 376, 530, & 905
Rootstock: RG, 101-14, 3309, & Schwarzmann
Vine age: 3–7 year old vines
Alcohol: 13.4%
Residual sugar: <1g/l
Total acidity: 6g/l
pH: 3.05
Ageing potential: 2-3 years from vintage Wine match: on its own or with fresh seafood.

Viticulture

In the French tradition, our entire vineyard is high densely planted - this forces the vines to compete with one another, resulting in highly concentrated grapes and more mineral flavours in the wine. The younger Sauvignon vines are situated on our 3 different soils types.

Background

Petit Clos, translated from French to mean 'small enclosed vineyard', captures the vibrancy of our estate. Petit Clos wines come from our younger vines, from a mixture of soil types.

Vinification

The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain fruit purity and flavour; it was then aged on fine yeast lees for three months. Lees stirring over this time allows the wine to stabilise naturally, enabling us to fine the wine only once before a light, non-sterile filtration. This extended lees contact also helps the wine to gain roundness and texture.