Louis Latour Domaine de Valmoissine Pinot Noir 2014 Côteaux du Verdon Magnum 150cl

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Country France
Region Vars / Côteaux du Verdon
Brand Louis Latour
Grape Variety Pinot Noir
Size 150cl
ABV 13.0%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2014
Maturity Drink now and up to 5 years
Food Match Grilled red meat, cheese, red fruits
Style Fruity and Soft

Domaine de Valmoissine is located on the site of the ancient monastery and university of Valmoissine at 500 metres above sea-level. They have produced a delightfully fruity Pinot Noir, it offers a soft and silky palate with soft tannins.

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.

Domaine de Valmoissine is located on the site of the ancient monastery and university of Valmoissine at 500 metres above sea-level. This guarantees sunshine during the summer months whilst remaining cool at night and limits the possibility of spring frosts. The vineyard's southern exposure gives the raisins perfect maturity at the same time as the Grands Crus of Corton. The yield is small in order to ensure perfect maturity and concentration of the grapes, the factors that create the best quality wines. This results in an elegant wine with remarkable finesse.

Country Of Origin: France

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