Clos Henri - Petit Clos - Pinot Noir
Clos Henri - Petit Clos - Pinot Noir

Clos Henri - Petit Clos - Pinot Noir 2018

Red Wine
Organic
Screw Cap
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Item# 71017-18

Product Ratings

Wine Enthusiast 90pt
James Suckling 90pt
Wine Spectator 91pt

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: Broadbridge & Wither clays, Greywacke river stone
Planting density: High at 5050 vines/ha
Yield: 5 to 8t/ha
Clones: 114, 115, 5, 10/5, Abel
Rootstock: 3309, Paulsen & Schwarzmann, 101-14
Vine age: 3–7 year old vines
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: <1g/l
Total acidity: 4.8g/l
pH: 3.65
Ageing potential: 3-4 years from vintage Wine match: Stuffed pork fillet with tapenade or perfect with barbecue meats.

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. The younger Pinot vines on our estate are situated on 3 different soil types. All our Pinot Noir is hand-picked in the cool, early mornings to retain fruit integrity.

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

This wine was fermented in stainless steel open tops and then aged in large (7,500 l) French oak vats for 11 months. Ageing in large oak vats, instead of smaller barrels, gives the wine great balance with subtle oak which enriches structure while retaining aromatic intensity.