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Latour Grand Ardeche Chardonnay 2000

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Percentage Grape: Assemblage 60% merlot et 40% Cabernet sauvignon, rendement entre 45 et 50 Hl par hectare. Soil: Les sols, en majorité argilocalcaires, ont une palette de nuances dueà l éclatement du domaine. Le climat est méditerranéen avec quelques influences océaniques. Date of Harvest: environà fin octobre 2000 Type of Harvest: manuelle Vinification Length: 20 jours Vinification Method: fermentations traditionelle en cuve bourguignones ouverte avec pigeage bi-journaliés Vinification Temperature: env 20° Age of Barrel: 1 ans Type of Wood: merrain Level of Toast: moyen Malolactic: fermentation malolactique terminée. Fining Collage: collage et filtration fitre terre Alcohol Percentage: 12.5 % PH: 3.63 Aging Potential: 5 ans Aging Time: 9 10 mois Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l Total Acidity: 3.27 g/l Free SO2: 30 mg/l Cork Material: naturel Cork Size: 45

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Louis Latour:
The Latours have been vintners in Burgundy since the 17th century, slowly building a unique Domaine of 125 acres. Maison Louis Latour currently has the largest Grand Cru property in all of the Cote d’Or with a total of 71.58 acres. The vineyards extend from Chambertin in the north to Chevalier-Montrachet in the south and are solely planted with the two noble grape varieties: Pinot Noir... Read more
The Latours have been vintners in Burgundy since the 17th century, slowly building a unique Domaine of 125 acres. Maison Louis Latour currently has the largest Grand Cru property in all of the Cote d’Or with a total of 71.58 acres. The vineyards extend from Chambertin in the north to Chevalier-Montrachet in the south and are solely planted with the two noble grape varieties: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. All of the grapes from the vineyards we own are vinified and aged in the attractive cuverie of Château Corton Grancey in Aloxe-Corton. The winery was the first purpose-built cuverie in France and remains the oldest still-functioning. A unique rail-way system with elevators allows the entire wine-making process to be achieved by the use of gravity. This eliminates the threat of oxidation from unnecessary pumping of the must. Since 1985, Louis Latour has been selling the wines from its own vineyards under the name Domaine Louis Latour. The Latour family founded the ‘Maison de négoce’, an important shipping company, in 1797, and it is still based at 18 Rue des Tonneliers in Beaune to this day. The company is unique in Burgundy in that it is still family-owned and family-run, having been passed down from father to son for over ten generations. To celebrate our Bicentenary in 1797, we published a commemorative book and were admitted into the exclusive club of the Hénokiens. This club only accepts companies that are leaders in their respective fields, remain family owned, have a history of 200 years’ experience and still bear the name of their founder. There are only approximately 30 of these companies in the world. Maison Louis Latour ships its wines to over 60 countries worldwide. These world-class Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs can be found on the most famous dining tables around the globe. Read less
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Member Reviews for Latour Grand Ardeche Chardonnay

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Snooth User: wicked
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4.50 5
12/25/2007

Fruity and have a good body.


Snooth User: jurenki
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4.50 5
12/25/2007

very good wine....deep and well balanced... a very good example of finese in wine making


External Reviews for Latour Grand Ardeche Chardonnay

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/08/2010

...flirts with perfection. Truly great stuff, it reveals perfect equilibrium, great finesse, yet colossal size, with a thickness and density that rival the brilliant 1996. This saturated black ruby/purple colored wine seems almost discreet on first i... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Latour, Chateau 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/05/2012

Full medium ruby. Wonderfully sweet, rich aromas of cassis, minerals and bitter chocolate. A huge wine with almost painful intensity; solid as a rock and at the same time utterly sensual and creamy, with great inner-mouth complexity and depth of flav... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Latour, Chateau 1500ml


External Review
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - white - 2000 - Patricus Tokaji Aszú 4 Puttonyos - Hungary - Region: Tokaj-Hegyalja - Apellation: Tokaj-Hegyalja - Tokaji - 750 ml.


External Review
09/26/2013

Fine white wine- 2000 - Patricus Tokaji Asz


External Review
09/22/2011

The 2000 Latour (a relatively abundant 14,000 cases compared to what they produced in 2009, 2008, or 2005) is packed and stacked. The extremely rich, black/purple color to the rim is followed by a wine with some subtle smoke, loads of minerals, a hint of vanilla, and plenty of creme de cassis as well as roasted meat and a slight scorched earth character. Broad, savory, and rich, the wine seems to be about 5 years away from full maturity and should drink well for at least 40-50 more years. A great effort, probably eclipsed only by 2003 and 2009.


External Review
03/22/2012

There are only 14,000 cases (only 48% of the crop made it into the grand vin) of the 2000, which flirts with perfection. Truly great stuff, it reveals perfect equilibrium, great finesse, yet colossal size, with a thickness and density that rival the brilliant 1996. This saturated black ruby/purple colored wine seems almost discreet on first inspection, but with aeration, notes of vanilla, exceptionally pure, mineral-infused creme de cassis, and earth emerge. Full-bodied and tannic, it should come close to representing perfection. Latour's 2000 is hard to compare with previous vintages. It obviously does not have the opulence of the 1990 and 1982, yet there is an extraordinary purity, delineation, seamlessness, and freshness to this wine that sets it apart from previous vintages. In any event, it is prodigious, with at least five decades of evolution ahead of it.


External Review
11/19/2013

Plantation Panama Old Reserve 2000 Rum - Panama. Transitional Year Rum distilled spirits in 2000 after eight years aged in oak barrels and bottled in 2008. A beautiful Rum with a bright golden color and harmonious aromas with hints of exotic fruits. ...


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Percentage Grape: Assemblage 60% merlot et 40% Cabernet sauvignon, rendement entre 45 et 50 Hl par hectare. Soil: Les sols, en majorité argilocalcaires, ont une palette de nuances dueà l éclatement du domaine. Le climat est méditerranéen avec quelques influences océaniques. Date of Harvest: environà fin octobre 2000 Type of Harvest: manuelle Vinification Length: 20 jours Vinification Method: fermentations traditionelle en cuve bourguignones ouverte avec pigeage bi-journaliés Vinification Temperature: env 20° Age of Barrel: 1 ans Type of Wood: merrain Level of Toast: moyen Malolactic: fermentation malolactique terminée. Fining Collage: collage et filtration fitre terre Alcohol Percentage: 12.5 % PH: 3.63 Aging Potential: 5 ans Aging Time: 9 10 mois Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l Total Acidity: 3.27 g/l Free SO2: 30 mg/l Cork Material: naturel Cork Size: 45

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic


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