Louis Latour - Corton Charlemagne

Louis Latour - Corton Charlemagne 2015

White Wine

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Item# LA73-15

Product Ratings

Burghound 90-93pt
James Suckling 97pt
Wine Enthusiast 95pt
Wine Spectator 94pt

Food pairing

Shellfish - lobster - foie gras - fish - mature cheeses

Description

After the ravages of the phylloxera epidemic at the end of the 19th century the Latour family took the then unusual decision to tear up the dead Aligote and Pinot Noir vines and replace them with Chardonnay. This decision leads them to create one of Burgundy's most celebrated white whites. Today the Latour family owns 11 hectares which makes them the biggest owner in the appellation. The Latour's Corton-Charlemagne vineyards are located on a prime section of the Corton hillside where the south-easterly aspect ensures maximum exposure to the sun. The fruit is harvested as late as possible to guarantee maximum ripeness

Harvest

Average vine age 30 years
Soil Stony limestone
Average yield 40 hl/ha
Harvest Hand picked

Vinification

Fermentation Traditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation
Ageing 8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 100% new
Barrels Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted