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Louis Latour Pinot Noir Vin de Pays des Coteaux du Verdon Domaine de Valmoissine 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Rather oaky on the nose with candied medicinal tones and notes of roasted root vegetables that are earthy and sweet. This pulls itself together well adding a dried porcini tone and notes of cigar smoke. Moderately rich and soft on the palate this has some angular tannins on the mid-palate that add texture to the juicy, somewhat matte black raspberry toned fruits. The finish gains a green, herbal topnote that creates some separation between the ripe fruit and soft texture allowing this to gain some volume in the mouth. A bit chunky but with a good flavor profile and nice structure. 87pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Louis Latour Pinot Noir Vin de Pays des Coteaux du Verdon Domaine de Valmoissine

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
11/12/2009

Rather oaky on the nose with candied medicinal tones and notes of roasted root vegetables that are earthy and sweet. This pulls itself together well adding a dried porcini tone and notes of cigar smoke. Moderately rich and soft on the palate this has some angular tannins on the mid-palate that add texture to the juicy, somewhat matte black raspberry toned fruits. The finish gains a green, herbal topnote that creates some separation between the ripe fruit and soft texture allowing this to gain some volume in the mouth. A bit chunky but with a good flavor profile and nice structure. 87pts


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Snooth User: Lindy Hemsley
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3.00 5
10/30/2009

Soft red fruit, smooth texture, and an unusual, highly appealing sweet/savoury character to which I frustratingly cannot put a name. Suggestions please.


Snooth User: Jneal162
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3.00 5
11/11/2009

Smooth and Rounded Wine - not impressed with structure or body - kind of boring - but easy to drink. Bought for around $11.00.


External Reviews for Louis Latour Pinot Noir Vin de Pays des Coteaux du Verdon Domaine de Valmoissine

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesA pale, mahogany colored wine with bold, lively fruit aromas. Medium acidity, supple tannins and round structure all combine deliciously with floral flavors to create a suave, fine wine.




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