Celebrate Sauvignon Blanc Day with Henri Bourgeois’ family!

Date: 02-May-2019

The 3rd of May is marked on many calendars around the world as a day dedicated to Sauvignon Blanc.

Originated in the Bordeaux region of France, today Sauvignon Blanc is grown around the globe - throughout Europe, South Africa, Australia, Chile and New Zealand. New Zealand’s Marlborough region started commercially growing Sauvignon Blanc in the 1970s. The region's distinctive style continues to grow in popularity, creating interest from the global wine industry.

The Henri Bourgeois family is the perfect example of this extension.

Nestled under the southern foothills of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, Clos Henri is the wine estate meticulously established and organically run by the famous Sancerre wine growing family of Henri Bourgeois.

Combining 10 generations of winegrowing know-how from the Bourgeois family, Clos Henri crafts textural and elegant wines from the three different soil types of the estate, partially comprised of a clay hill slope, the family uses the best of French and New World winegrowing techniques to capture the essence of Marlborough’s intense character and reveal the unique identity and depth of the Clos Henri terroir.

Our top pick to celebrate this special day in style:

Petit Clos, Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Petit Clos Sauvignon Blanc, is intensely refreshing and juicy with concentrated bright fruit flavours. Hints of minerality come through, giving a taste of the wine’s Clos Henri origins and the Bourgeois family winegrowing style.

Try it with its perfect match Chabichou 


Clos Henri, Sauvignon Blanc 2016

From the historical Greywacke River Stone soil, Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc, expresses a distinctive minerality and elegance underlined with excellent fruit purity.