Clos Henri - Petit Clos - Sauvignon Blanc label
Clos Henri - Petit Clos - Sauvignon Blanc bottle

Clos Henri - Petit Clos - Sauvignon Blanc 2019

White Wine
Organic
Screw Cap

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Item# 71013-19

Product Ratings

Wine Enthusiast 94pt
Robert Parker 90pt
James Suckling 92pt

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.

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.

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.

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.