Clos Henri 'Bel Echo' Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Bel Echo, (French for Beautiful Echo) is a terroir selection of our estate’s less conventional soil type. We consider Bel Echo somewhat adventurous in style, representing the opposite or ‘echo’ of our more traditional Clos Henri wines.
The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain fruit elegance and flavour; it is then aged on fine yeast lees for eight months with lees stirring. Lees stirring allows us to stabilise the wine naturally, fining the wine only once before a light filtration. Our objective is to reveal expressive aromas of tropical fruits, a chalky minerality and to get a round mouth feel, while keeping natural weight on the palate obtained from the clay.
Nose: Fine bouquet is laden with ripe gooseberry, magnolia and a chalky minerality.
Palate: A soft minty freshness highlights the herbaceous side of the variety. The vibrant, lemony curd richness of the palate has a fresh acid backbone
Finish: Demonstrating great balance and restraint.