Louis Latour is one of the great names in Burgundy and Côte de Beaune wines. Maison Louis Latour owns the largest vineyard of Grands Crus in Burgundy. Founded in 1797, Domaine Louis Latour has remained in the family. Today, it is run by Louis Latour, the seventh generation of the family's winegrowers. Alongside its estate wines, Maison Louis Latour also produces a number of wines for the wine trade.
Geographical location of Domaine Louis Latour
Domaine Louis Latour is located in the village of Aloxe-Corton, a few kilometers north of Beaune. The vineyard covers 48 hectares, including 27 hectares of vines classified as Grand Cru de Bourgogne. The domaine's plots are scattered throughout the Côte de Beaune. They can be found in the terroirs of Aloxe-Corton, Beaune, Pommard, Volnay and Puligny-Montrachet. Domaine Louis Latour also has vineyards in the Côte de Nuits, in Vosne-Romanée and Gevrey-Chambertin.
Domaine Louis Latour wines
The vines of Domaine Louis Latour are cultivated using sustainable agriculture methods. The grapes are harvested by hand. White wines are pressed with their stalks. Red wines are crushed and destemmed. Aging lasts between 8 and 10 months for white wines and between 10 and 12 months for red wines. The proportion of new barrels used for ageing varies with each wine: 100% for white Grands Crus, between 30 and 50% for red Grands Crus.
Domaine Louis Latour produces 23 Grands Crus de Bourgogne. White wines include Grands Crus Montrachet, Corton-Charlemagne and Chablis. Red wines include Grands Crus Chambertin, Charmes-Chambertin and Château Corton Grancey. In Premier Cru, the domaine offers no fewer than 70 appellations. These include Premiers Crus Pommard, Meursault, Chablis, Puligny-Montrachet and Vosne-Romanée. In addition to this collection, there are dozens of wines in appellation communale or Burgundy.