Our philosophy - Terroir Expression
Uniting 10 generations of winegrowing know-how from the Bourgeois family, Clos Henri crafts textural and elegant wines, capturing the intense Marlborough character with the aim to reveal the identity of the Clos Henri terroir and a true sense of place in the wines.
"Our ultimate objective is to offer a wine that tells you the story of its origin, whispers he is not French but Marlborough and voices he is a craft from the specific Clos Henri terroir" says Arnaud Bourgeois, General Manager.
Clos Henri uses natural methods from the vineyard to the winery, practices dry farming and is a proud member of MANA: Marlborough Natural Winegrowers www.naturalwine.org.nz. The estate will be fully certified organic by the harvest of 2013.
"We believe that natural winegrowing techniques paired with no irrigation, leads to true terroir expression in our varieties of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir and produces fruit of the highest quality possible" says Damien Yvon, Winemaker and Operational Chief Executive.
"Itís also about respect for what we have and what we will leave for generations to come" says Fabiano Frangi, Vineyard Manager.