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Louis Latour

Beaune, FRA

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  • 2015 Louis Latour Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Damodes"
    Cote de Nuits
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    "Les Damodes" is situated on the northern part of the Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation, just to the south of the premier cru appellations of Vosne-Romanée. The vineyard name "Les Damodes" comes from "Dame" meaning lady. Legend says that there were fairies that inhabited this rocky hillside above the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges, once covered by quarries and woods! But more likely it was the presence of rocky forms that looked like tall ladies in long dresses that gave the parcel its name. Known locally as "Les Dames Hautes", "hautes" (meaning tall), hence the pronunciation has become "damaudes" then "damodes". Planted on a parcel with an easterly exposure, the vines grow on poor, limestone soils. Elegance and finesse perfectly characterize this wine. - 92pts - Wine Enthusiast - November 2017 - 92pts - Burghound.com - April 2017 - 90pts - Tim Atkin - January 2017
    Suggested Retail Price: $n/a
  • 2019 Louis Latour Meursault 1er Cru "Château de Blagny"
    Côte de Beaune
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    Situated just south of Volnay and Pommard in the Côte de Beaune, Meursault is the most extensive southerly white wine commune of the Côte-d'Or. Surprisingly enough for an appellation of this quality, no Grand Cru exists, however, the high quality of the 1er Cru more than compensates for this. An exclusive of Maison Louis Latour (monopole), the vineyards constituting the estate of the Château de Blagny are located high on the hillside overlooking Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet. Château de Blagny is the most important domaine in the commune. - 94 pts - James Suckling - July 2021
    Suggested Retail Price: $120
  • 2019 Louis Latour Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru "Les Chaillots"
    Côte de Beaune
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    Aloxe-Corton is the home village of the Latour family who have been closely involved in the affairs of the commune for over three centuries. Of the total hectarage of this Premier Cru, the Domaine Louis Latour control over 90% of production centred on the famous Château and cuverie of Corton-Grancey. These vines are an important part of the Domaine Louis Latour. The name "Les Chaillots" refers to the stony, pebbly nature of the soil in this vineyard, as "caillou" means pebble in french. There is an alliance in the wines of Aloxe-Corton between the finesse of a Côte de Beaune and the mellow, powerful appeal of the Côte de Nuits. - 93 pts - James Suckling - July 2021
    Suggested Retail Price: $126
  • 2019 Louis Latour Château Corton Grancey Grand Cru
    Côte de Beaune
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    "Grancey" was the name of the last owners of the chateau situated on the road of Corton before the Latour family bought it in 1891. This wine, produced by Maison Louis Latour, is unique and exclusive. It is a blend of five areas of Domaine Latour Corton Grand Cru: Bressandes, Perrières, Grèves, Clos du Roi and Chaumes, the proportions of which vary depending on the vintage. The average age of the vines is over 40 years. After aging individually, only the best barrels are assembled to create the Château Corton Grancey. It is a wine that is produced only if the grapes are of a perfect maturity, vintages judged inferior are systematically declassified. - The Wine Advocate - 91/93+ pts
    Suggested Retail Price: $223
  • 2015 Louis Latour Corton Grand Cru "Clos du Roi"
    Côte de Beaune
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    Designated a Grand Cru in 1937, this wine was already well-known in the 15th century when the King of France added Corton wines to his personal cellars. Upon the death of Charles le Téméraire, the final duke of Burgundy, this parcel of vines passed into the hands of the royal winemakers and therefore became Corton "Clos du Roi" (plot (of land) of the king). With a perfect easterly exposure on the hill of Corton, the Latour vines are worked in the traditional way. Harsh pruning permits later harvests and also insures that a good level of ripeness and richness is achieved in the grapes. This wine has a fantastic ageing capacity.
    Suggested Retail Price: $203
  • 2018 Louis Latour Beaune 1er Cru "Vignes Franches"
    Côte de Beaune
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    Historically the owners of this area did not have to pay tax on the land, hence the name 'Vignes Franches' ('free vines'). The Beaune Premier Cru "Vignes Franches" parcel, important part of Domaine Louis Latour, is found mid-slope. The clay soils are scattered with small pebbles which allow for easy drainage of water. Here we find the same opulence as in neighboring Pommard as well as an extremely pleasant fruit-forwardness even when young. It is one of the best Premier Cru vineyards of Beaune, producing a wine that is capable of ageing to perfection for a considerable period of time. - 92pts - Wine Enthusiast, December 2020 - 93pts - James Suckling - 93 pts - Wine Spectator
    Suggested Retail Price: $126
  • 2016 Louis Latour Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
    Côte de Nuits
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    Starting in the XIIth century the Cistercian monks of Citeaux, owners of Clos Vougeot, cultivated vines here. They built the winery with four oak presses and a large cellar with a capacity for 2000 barrels of wine. In the XVth century, the "grand manoir" was built in the middle of the Clos, and in the XIXth century, all the buildings were restored by Léonce Bocquet. Clos Vougeot is the largest Grand Cru in Burgundy with 52 hectares of vines and over 80 different owners. The Clos itself is subdivided into many different localities. - 96pts - Wine Spectator - 91pts - Burghound.com
    Suggested Retail Price: $431
  • 2015 Louis Latour Château Corton Grancey Grand Cru
    Côte de Beaune
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    "Grancey" was the name of the last owners of the chateau situated on the road of Corton before the Latour family bought it in 1891. This wine, produced by Maison Louis Latour, is unique and exclusive. It is a blend of five areas of Domaine Latour Corton Grand Cru: Bressandes, Perrières, Grèves, Clos du Roi and Chaumes, the proportions of which vary depending on the vintage. The average age of the vines is over 40 years. After aging individually, only the best barrels are assembled to create the Château Corton Grancey. It is a wine that is produced only if the grapes are of a perfect maturity, vintages judged inferior are systematically declassified. - 95pts - Wine Enthusiast - Cellar Selection -94pts - Wine Spectator - 93pts - burghound.com
    Suggested Retail Price: $n/a

Description

From the heart of their domaine on the Corton hillside, Maison Louis Latour have witnessed more than two centuries of Burgundian history. Founded in 1797 Maison Louis Latour has survived the ages and has become a natural custodian of Burgundy's ancient traditions. Authentic and determinedly independent, the House has always made it a point of honour to remain family owned. It is now run by the seventh Louis Latour who represents the 11th generation of the founding family, who like each generation before him, has worked hard to preserve the company's unique heritage whilst ensuring the future with an ambitious and visionary spirit. The Latour family Domaine has been built up over the years with patience and determination, and today, covers 50 hectares of exceptional vineyard which are recognized each vintage for the quality of their wines.

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