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Louis Latour Meursault Premiere Cru Genevrières 2002

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This stunning wine is the colour of straw and has an impressive bouquet of hazlenuts and honey. On the palate a well-structured wine reveals itself offering balanced acidity and ample structure with flavours of hazlenut, vanilla and honey bursting through. A classic wine with immense ageing potential.

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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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Snooth User: Sweetstuff
139592254
4.00 5
04/10/2009

TN: Louis Latour Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru. $10/375 ml at Gerardi's Little Store, imported via its own import house in San Francisco, CA. 13.5 pabv.Good cork. Brilliant garnet-bright cherry; hint of bricking to edge. Smoke; cherry, flowers, cola, mineral aroma, mint, a minute hint of EA, and a touch of pleasant funk. Rich and full-bodied on entry with good energy; moderate tannin, and medium-length but quite expressive finish. 88-89/100. Good value for money.Are they still flash-pasteurizing their reds? It's still on their web site (http://www.louislatour.com/pages/index.php?id_page=37&lg=fr): :...Une fois que les barriques sélectionnées de chacune des appellations ont été assemblées, l'ensemble de nos vins rouges sont flash-pasteurisés de façon à prévenir des attaques de bactéries de façon à accroître la stabilité du vin et protéger la couleur et les arômes de celui-ci. Le vin circule dans un échangeur de température pour atteindre pendant quelques secondes la température de 72 °C. Ce processus élimine les bactéries qui ont déjà effectué leurs taches nécessaires et qui pourraient plus tard perturber la qualité du vin. Il conserve les bactéries utiles qui contribuent à un vieillissement du vin dans le sens de la finesse. Aussi, il autorise une filtration moins stricte et, plus important encore, une addition minimum de dioxyde de souffre (30 mg/l au lieu des 160 mg/l autorisé).En dernier lieu, le vin est filtré sur des plaques de cellulose. So I guess they do. And for the same twisted, at least in my book, logic. If they kill all the bacteria, it's the bacteria that make the wine age too fast, so the wines will age better. In my experience this is not true. They are about the same whether aged or not. They seem frozen in time. Good thing that this bacterial thing doesn't happen in white wines! Just think of all that wondeful Corton Charley and so forth, cooked!


Snooth User: RachelNYC
46023469
3.50 5
10/09/2008

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This stunning wine is the colour of straw and has an impressive bouquet of hazlenuts and honey. On the palate a well-structured wine reveals itself offering balanced acidity and ample structure with flavours of hazlenut, vanilla and honey bursting through. A classic wine with immense ageing potential.

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