Louis Latour - Nuits St Georges

Louis Latour - Nuits St Georges 2016

Red Wine

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Item# LA47-16

Product Ratings

James Suckling 92pt

Food pairing

Red meat - roasted leg of mutton - mature cheeses

Description

Nuits-Saint-Georges is the most southerly located village of the Cote de Nuits, to which the city gave its name and which constitutes the other half of the Cote d'Or. The commune produces almost exclusively red wines however there is a limited production of whites. The Nuits-Saint-Georges red wines are robust and elegant, they require some years of aging to reflect the finest expressions of the Pinot Noir. The name of Nuits-Saint-Georges is known worldwide, Apollo XV carried this wine into space and even gave its name to a lunar crater.

Tasting notes

Our Nuits-Saint-Georges 2016 has a beautiful intense garnet colour. Spicy notes emerge on the nose. The palate is ample and reveals notes of blackcurrant and almond. A wine with mellow tannins and beautiful length

Harvest

Average vine age 30 ans
Soil Clay and limestone
Average yield 40 hl/ha
Harvest Hand picked

Vinification

Fermentation Traditional in open vats
Ageing 10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 20% new
Barrels Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted