Red Wine Louis Latour - Corton Clos du Roi

 
Louis Latour - Corton Clos du Roi
SKU
LA197-15
Wine Spectator 95
Robert Parker 90
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Technical Info

Description

Designated a Grand Cru since 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 Temeraire, 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 fantastic ageing capacity.

The vine

Average vine age 30 years
Soil Marl and limestone
Average yield 35 hl/ha
Harvest Hand picked

Vinification and ageing

Fermentation Traditional in open vats
Ageing 10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 25% new
Barrels Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted

Food pairing

Roasted hare - partridge - duck "a l'orange" - mature cheeses

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