Louis Latour Chablis Premier Cru 2015 75cl

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Country France
Region Burgundy
Brand Louis Latour
Grape Variety Chardonnay
Size 75cl
ABV 13.0%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2015
Maturity Drink now and up to 2021
Food Match Shellfish, fish, charcuterie
Style Full and rich

The 2015 is a pale yellow colour with green lights. On the nose, aromas of vanilla mix with yellow fruits and blackcurrant notes. The mouth is round and ample with peach and almond paste flavours.

The Chablis region is an isolated group of vineyards in the north of Burgundy halfway between Dijon and Paris. Maison Louis Latour's Chablis is a classic example of Chardonnay from this area which is strongly influenced by the region's famous kimmeridgian limestone slopes. This soil brings a flinty minerality to the wines.

Country Of Origin: France

Maison Louis Latour is one of the best known merchants and négociants in Beaune and has a reputation for producing wines of quality and individuality. The company owns over 45 hectares of prime vineyards.

The Latour family, growers in the Côte de Beaune since at least 1731, arrived in Aloxe in 1768, acquiring several vineyards on and around the hill of Corton. They thrived sufficiently in the 19th century that they were able to buy the négociant business of Lamarosse Père et Fils in Beaune (18 rue des Tonneliers, still the base of Maison Louis Latour) in 1867, while in 1890 they bought the Château de Corton Grancey, it’s cuverie and 17 hectares of vineyards from the Comte de Grancey whose vinous holdings had suffered badly from phylloxera. Ten years later the Latours added holdings in two Côte de Nuits grands crus, Romanée St-Vivant and Chambertin.

The current boss, Louis-Fabrice, born in 1964, is the seventh Louis Latour to preside over the business. Winemaking is now in the hands of Jean-Charles Thomas, in succession to Jean-Pierre Jobard, while Boris Champy has replaced Denis Fetzmann in charge of the vineyards. As yet there have been few significant changes, although there is an air of something about to happen. On the one hand the company is firmly traditional, but on the other capable of innovation, as witnessed by its Chardonnay from the Ardèche and Pinot from the Var departments.

Chablis is an isolated island of vineyards in the northern section of viticultural Burgundy halfway between Dijon and Paris. Despite its enormous hectarage and output, the area of Chablis now produces less than 5% of what it did a hundred years ago. The lower yields and improved viticultural practices have made this wine a perrenial favourite. Maison Louis Latour selects sections of vineyards within Premier Cru appellations so that the quality of the fruit is guaranteed year after year.

Country Of Origin: France

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