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Marlborough rouge

Clos Henri Estate Pinot noir

Fresh and generous, with juicy strawberry and notes of dried ltalian herbs. On the palate, smoky and lingering spicy flavours harmonise with a hint of white tobacco and racy red fruits. The earthy finish with a lingering minerality is elevated by a bright acidity.

Serve with duck liver pate on freshly baked crusty bread.

This wine was fermented in stainless steel open top tanks and then aged in large (7,500 1) 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 and brightness.

This fruit driven Pinot has supple tannins and a juicy yet savoury profile.

Winegrowing & Terroir

Stemming from our French heritage our vineyard has incorporated high density planting to encourage competition between vines and restrain vigour. This natural vigour control means that the vines put more energy into the grapes, rather than the canopy, concentrating on the berries. 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.