Want a French twist on Marlborough wines? Look no further than the Clos Henri wine estate, this estate can be found nestled under the southern foothills of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley. The Bourgeois family have had wine in their blood for the past 10 generations. This French family originally started ‘Henri Bourgeois’ located in Sancerre, France. For 12 years, brothers Rémi and Jean-Marie Bourgeois were in search of an exciting new terroir where both Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir could be grown. Finally, that search ended in Marlborough.
In 2000, the Bourgeois family purchased nearly 100 hectares of bare farm land in Marlborough. Over the years they slowly planted the grapevines, while planning the vineyards, the family was also very aware of the different types of soil at each location. Three different soil types that were noted throughout the estate: wither and broadbridge clay along with Greywacke river stone. As a result, Clos Henri have produced a range of various Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc styles such as the Petit Clos, Bel Echo and the Clos Henri (which incorporates all three soil types).
Clos Henri produces organic wine that has been created using a combination of both French and New World techniques. While the Bourgeois family travels to New Zealand frequently to aid in the winemaking at Clos Henri, the current winemaker is Damien Yon and the Cellar master is Johann Graas.
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