Louis Latour Wines

 

For most parts of the Northern hemisphere, it’s the judgement day as harvest fills the brim of the wine grower’s basket. Every day is a bustling activity at the vineyards as people hand pick the produce and transport it to the winery. An acre of ripe grapes could teasingly entice passersby to take their pick. From this, expect an explosion of flavours coming from Pinot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon and so on.

 

The same can be seen at the vineyards of Louis Latour. As this is such an important time for wineries, they employ over a hundred people to specially and carefully pick the grapes. Each basket of harvest undergoes the strict and sustainable process known to Maison Louis Latour.

 

White on Top

 

Maison Louis Latour winemaking process is one that comes from yore, but one that is truly effective in producing appellations of taste, texture, and aroma. By creating a harmonic relationship between the terroirs (vines) and man, the style brings a promising mix of nature’s richness and the skill of man. All of these would result in a hand-crafted wine imprinted with distinct personal style, vino enthusiast would love to drink.

 

This technique requires a keen sense of stability every single time. Such that their white wines are well-balanced, structured, and rich while retaining acidity for an aroma and freshness.

 

Allen Meadow (wine critic and Burghound.com publisher) has released his review of the 2014 Louis Latour wines.

 

  • 2014 Bâtard-Montrachet 95/100: “Moderate reduction presently renders the nose difficult to evaluate but there is lovely intensity to the strongly mineral-inflected and muscular big-bodied flavors that display fine cut and plenty of punch on the pure and relatively refined finish that delivers flat out superb length. This is potentially excellent though note well that it’s going to require plenty of bottle age to realize its full potential.”
  • 2014 Chevalier-Montrachet “Les Demoiselles”: “An emphatically floral and softly exotic nose displays top notes of mango, apricot, citrus, spice and oak nuances. There is incredible richness to the sumptuously opulent and concentrated big- bodied flavors that despite the richness retain a lovely sense of verve and punch on the beautifully complex and highly persistent finish. I would further note that this is so concentrated that it’s almost chewy today and this is one of those relatively rare built-to-age wines that could actually be enjoyed in its youth thanks to the abundant dry extract.”
  • 2014 Corton-Charlemagne 95/100: “Moderate reduction presently renders the nose difficult to evaluate but there is lovely intensity to the strongly mineral-inflected and muscular big-bodied flavors that display fine cut and plenty of punch on the pure and relatively refined finish that delivers flat out superb length. This is potentially excellent though note well that it’s going to require plenty of bottle age to realize its full potential.”
  • 2014 Montrachet 95/100: “Other than a discreet application of wood, this is aromatically all but mute as the nose is pungently reduced. There is terrific mid-palate density and superb power with knock-out intensity to the large-scaled flavors that deliver strikingly good depth and length on the notably dry finish. As is usually the case with the Latour Montrachet this isn’t going to wow you with its sheer size and weight but the length is jaw-droppingly good.”

View our selection of Louis Latour here.