- 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 10.5 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.
Vinification & Ageing
FermentationTraditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation
Ageing8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 100% new
BarrelsLouis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
Tasting NoteOur Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2020 reveals a pale gold hue. Round and generous, its nose reveals aromas of grilled almonds and vanilla. It presents a beautiful amplitude in mouth exposing a melted woody and a mineral final. Very good persistence. Although very flattering in its youth, this wine deserves a few years in the cellar to reach its peak.
Food PairingShellfish - lobster - foie gras - fish - mature cheeses
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