Maison Louis Latour Climats De Corton Horizontale 2016  £750.00


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MAISON LOUIS LATOUR CLIMATS DE CORTON HORIZONTALE

**2019 Autumn Release**

An Iconic collection from around the Hill of Corton - Birthplace of Maison Louis Latour.

5 Grand Cru Appellations from the Corton Hill.

Corton Vigne au Saint Grand Cru 2016

Clos de la Vigne au Saint is a very old vineyard; the earliest known record of its existence is in 1375 when it is mentioned in the records of the Chapter of Saulieu. The Latour family have a long connection with this vineyard which began in the early 19th century when Louis Latour's great-great-grandmother owned a section of the vineyard. Since then it has remained in family hands, passing from generation to generation. The vineyard has perfect southerly exposure on the Corton hill lying on a bedrock outcrop towards the bottom of the slope. The soil is a rusty red colour and rich in marl which gives the wines distinct aromas. This wine possesses the elegance that we expect from a Côte d'Or Grand Cru and will age particularly well.

Of a deep colour with garnet lights, our Corton Grand Cru "Clos de la Vigne au Saint" 2016 offers a woody nose with lovely notes of cherry and liquorice. Showing a beautiful length in the mouth, this wine reveals aromas of plum and strawberry tree. The mouth is emphasized by elegant tannins.

Corton Perrieres Grand Cru 2016

Located on the hill of the Corton Grand Crus at an altitude of 273 meters in an old stone quarry, the 'Perrières' parcel of vines has a perfect south-easterly exposition. Their Cuverie Corton Grancey is embedded in this terroir. There are brown and red clay soils which produce delicious and intense wine. The well-aged vines are managed traditionally by Domaine Louis Latour. Severe pruning allows a later harvest and ensures a good level of maturity and richness in the grapes.

Their Corton Grand Cru  Perrières  2016 shows a ruby red colour with garnet lights. Marrying both plum notes and hints of nutmeg and pepper, the nose reveals a great complexity. The mouth, ample and round, offers subtle aromas of cherry and liquorice. Lovely freshness on the finish with notes of chlorophyll.

Corton Clos Du Roi Grand Cru 2016

Designated a Grand Cru since 1937, this wine was already well-known in the 15th century when the King of France added Corton wines to his personal cellars. Upon the death of Charles le Téméraire, the final duke of Burgundy, this parcel of vines passed into the hands of the royal winemakers and therefore became Corton "Clos du Roi" (plot (of land) of the king). With a perfect easterly exposure on the hill of Corton, the Latour vines are worked in the traditional way. Harsh pruning permits later harvests and also insures that a good level of ripeness and richness is achieved in the grapes. This wine has a fantastic ageing capacity.

Of a deep colour with garnet lights, our Corton Grand Cru "Clos du Roi" 2016 offers notes of morello cherry and tobacco. The mouth, ample et underlined by aromas of mocha and licorice, reveals silky tannins.

Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru 2016

"Grancey" was the name of the last owners of the chateau situated on the road of Corton before the Latour family bought it in 1891. This wine, produced by Maison Louis Latour, is unique and exclusive. It is a blend of four areas of Domaine Latour Corton Grand Cru: Bressandes, Perrières, Grèves and Clos du Roi, the proportions of which vary depending on the vintage. The average age of the vines is over 40 years. After ageing individually, only the best barrels are assembled to create the Château Corton Grancey. It is a wine that is produced only if the grapes are of a perfect maturity, vintages judged inferior are systematically declassified.

Of an intense ruby colour, our Château Corton Grancey 2017 offers a powerful nose with aromas of cassis, blackberry, liquorice and clove. The palate is generous, fresh with elegant tannins and discreet toasty notes. A very nice balance.

2 x Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2016

After the ravages of the phylloxera epidemic at the end of the 19th century, the Latour family took the then unusual decision to tear up the dead Aligoté and Pinot Noir vines and replace them with Chardonnay. This decision leads them to create one of Burgundy's most celebrated white whites.

Today the Latour family owns 11 hectares which makes them the biggest owner in the appellation. The Latour's Corton-Charlemagne vineyards are located on a prime section of the Corton hillside where the south-easterly aspect ensures maximum exposure to the sun. The fruit is harvested as late as possible to guarantee maximum ripeness.

Bright in colour with pale golden glints, our 2016 Corton-Charlemagne reveals an intense nose of fresh hazelnut with hints of roasting, marzipan and vanilla. Full-on the palate, the vanilla aromas come along with notes of fresh almond, linden and some toasted notes. On the finish, aromas of citrus mingle with saline notes. A very beautiful length.

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