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Corton-Charlemagne, Louis Latour

Domaine Louis Latour is not only the largest holder of grand cru vineyards in Burgundy, it is also the largest holder of Corton Charlemagne with holdings of 10.5 hectares. Along with Bonneau du Martray, Louis Latour is synonymous with this grand cru appellation.

Their vineyards are mostly on the south-east facing slopes on stony limestone soil and their vines are, on average, thirty years old. The fruit is hand-picked, sees a traditional fermentation at the domaine’s Château de Corton Grancey, and spends eight to ten months in new oak. The barrels are crafted at Latour’s own in-house cooperage. The result is what is best described as textbook Corton Charlemagne, and is the domaine’s flagship wine. It is rich, full, structured and steely, and a wine that ages exceptionally well.