Louis Latour Marsannay Rouge Côte de Nuits 2015 75cl

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Country France
Region Burgundy
Brand Louis Latour
Grape Variety Pinot Noir
Size 75cl
ABV 13.0%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2015
Maturity Drink now and up to 5 years
Food Match Roasted duck, Coq au vin, Lamb stew, Mature cheeses
Style Roundeed, elegant and slightly spicy

From the northern gateway to the Cote d'Or comes this delicious Burgundy Red. Beautiful ruby color. The nose is floral with notes of peony, iris and clove. The mouth is round and gourmet. This wine reveals blackcurrant and spicy aromas with elegant tannins on the finish.

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.

Marsannay is the village which marks the northern gateway to the Côte d'Or on leaving Dijon, the capital of Burgundy and home to the Ducs de Bourgogne. This village marks the beginning of the Route des Grands Crus which follows the N6 highway through the Côte d'Or. Wines from Marsannay are generally lively and robust; characteristics that come from the rich iron soil. Marsannay received its Appellation Contrôlée as recently as 1987 in recognition of the consistently high quality of its wine.

Country Of Origin: France

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