Clos Henri is part of the Henri Bourgeois empire, the origins of which lie in the Sancerre region of the Loire Valley. Founded in 1952 by Henri Bourgeois and with just 2 acres of vines, today the French estate comprises of 80 acres and is the biggest in the region, producing excellent Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume. In 2000 the Bourgeois family took the decision to purchase nearly 100 hectares of land in the Marlborough region of New Zealand's South Island. Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir grapes were planted and the first wines appeared in 2003 to instant acclaim. The estate is now completely organic and the wines represent great value for moey. This is a supple and feminine Pinot Noir that pairs well with white meats such as veal or chicken.
A garnet-red in colour. Floral aromas of candied cherries, mint and strawberries. Silky on the palate with further red summer fruit flavours. Notes of blood oranges and plums. The finish is crisp and perfumed. Drink with pot-roasted guinea fowl with porcini mushrooms, bacon and parsley, wild mushroom, mascarpone and tarragon torte or shoulder of lamb with ginger, lemon and quince.