2018 Clos Henri 'Petit Clos' Pinot Noir BIO

22.45 18.55
Type of Wine Red
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Winery Henri Bourgeois
Year 2018
Grape Pinot Noir
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2020 - 2026
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Beautiful, organic, somewhat sultry New Zealand Pinot Noir makes for a delicious Burgundy glass. The Petit Clos Pinot Noir is a medium cherry red in color and has an intense, powerful and spicy pinot scent, slightly animalic, slightly spicy, with very seductive aromas of black cherries, blueberries and plums. The taste is full of elegance and also pure, intense, earthy, lively and juicy with soft tannins and a nice long finish.

A great wine with game dishes, pasta with meat sauces and soft blue cheese.

This wine is certified organic. 90/100 James Suckling

This 100% Pinot Noir is made by Clos Henri, a special new project in Marlborough, started by the renowned Bourgeois wine family from Sancerre, France. The knowledge acquired from the Sancerre can be applied exactly in their new plots in New Zealand. In 2009, the Bourgeois family purchased some 109 acres of meadows in Marlborough so they could blossom their passion in another country. The plots are located in the river valley to the west of Blenheim, the central town of Marlborough where the subsoil is very poor due to the old deposits of river boulders. This makes it very suitable for planting Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Part of the vineyards is located on the hills, so that there are no less than 3 types of terroir on the vineyards, which is very favorable for the complexity of the wine. As a result, there is a noticeable difference in character with the wines of the different parts of the vineyard.

Marlborough's Pinot Noir is best enjoyed on the clay soils of the Southern Valleys, the producers of the region discovered. The sticks for this Pinot noir are there on 2 types of clay. First the Broadbridge clay: the pinot noir becomes elegant and has soft tannins and the second is the Wither clay: which provides structure and depth. Because no irrigation is used, the wine gets a unique strength and depth. After a manual harvest, the grapes undergo a cold soak (1 week) for more structure and great fruit. This is followed by fermentation without extreme skin contact, and then maturation on French barriques, of which a quarter new, for 14 months. This Pinot noir has a real New Zealand character, that is to say something fuller and more powerful than the Pinot noirs from France.

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Type of Wine Red
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Winery Henri Bourgeois
Grape Pinot Noir
Biological certified Yes
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2020
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Screw cap
Parker rating 90
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Mineral, Red fruit, Flexible, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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