Louis Latour Corton Clos de la Vigne au Saint Grand Cru 2016

Louis Latour Corton Grand Cru "Clos de la Vigne au Saint" 2016

Bourgogne - Corton - Grand Cru - Louis Latour

The first written mention of the vineyard dates back to 1375.

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100% Pinot Noir
Louis Latour

Louis Latour

Latour, a prestigious name in Bourgogne for more than two hundred years

In fact, the House Louis Latour was founded in 1797. It is a family of winegrowers in Aloxe-Corton since the seventeenth century that has patiently built up its vineyard of about fifty hectares, including 29 hectares in Grands Crus - Côtes d'Or. A unique Domaine.

The 29 hectares Grands Crus of Domaine Louis Latour vineyards extend from Côte de Beaune to Côte de Nuits. The House also owns the Château Corton Grancey and cellars dating from 1834 set in the rock of Corton "Pierrières" allowing for optimal maturation and aging.

The House is to this day directed by Louis-Fabrice Latour, a seventh generation.

The majority of the Domaine Louis Latour vines are located in Aloxe-Corton, the family's birthplace. In this village, Louis Latour owns 10.5 hectares of Grand Cru Corton-Charlemagne, one of the most famous white wines of Bourgogne, but also several hectares of great red wines: Corton "Clos de la Vigne au Saint", Corton "Bressandes", Corton "Chaumes", Corton "Pougets", Corton "Perrières", Corton "Clos du Roi" and Corton "Grèves". Louis Latour also owns in Chambertin Grand Cru, Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru "Les Quatre Journaux" and Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles".

Each year, harvesting normally takes place in mid-September, with the date varying depending on the ripeness and health of the grapes. All Domaine Louis Latour grapes are harvested by hand as late as possible.

The red wines of Domaine Louis Latour are still vinified and aged in the historic Corton Grancey winery in the purest Burgundy tradition. Only the best grapes are selected and put into traditional oak vats for a short alcoholic fermentation. Once fermentation is complete, the free-run juice is collected by gravity. The skins and pips remaining in the vat are then taken to pneumatic presses to produce the press juice which is then blended with the free-run juice. The wine will remain in oak barrels for approximately 12 months. Once the wine is bottled, it will be stored for a few more months in the cellar before being released for sale.

The vinification of white wines differs from that of red wines in that the harvested grapes are taken directly to the presses. The grape juice, called must, then undergoes a rapid fermentation that ends in oak barrels, where the wine is aged for 12 months. The wine will be racked, a simple operation that consists of taking only the clearest wines by simple decantation, taking care to leave the heaviest lees in the bottoms of old oak vats before final blending.

The Bourgognes Reds of Louis Latour like all Bourgognes are wines for ageing especially in the great vintages '15 to 30 years for the most remarkable vintages. Their silky and velvety, their roundness and their length in mouth, the perfumes of undergrowth very complex and varied that they express very often make them wines that go perfectly well with red meats or in sauce including snails of Bourgogne On the other hand the whites will go well with shellfish, oysters, and certain cheeses like epoisse or brie.

Description Louis Latour Corton Grand Cru "Clos de la Vigne au Saint" 2016.

The Grand Cru Clos de la Vigne aux Saints located on the Côte de Beaune belongs to the commune of Aloxe-Corton and is planted with the Pinot Noir grape variety on a marl and limestone soil to give a Grand Cru Red.

The average age of the vines is 40 years and the yield is very low: 3500 liters per hectare.

The grapes are harvested entirely by hand and the wines are aged for approximately 10 to 12 months in French oak barrels, 35% of which are new.

On the nose, the aromas are well blended with a light and very pleasant dominant of black cherry and vanilla with a small note of undergrowth. In the mouth, the wine is elegant, supple with a fine woody and peppery finish. Length : superb

Ageing potential : 10-15 years

Serve at 16-17°C and open a few hours before serving.

Food & wine pairing : Roasted hare with Agen prune marinated in Cognac. - truffled partridge - duck with orange - matured cheeses