STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
"Latour-Giraud is an historic Cotes de Beaune domaine dating back to the late 17th century, although the current configuration dates 1958 when the Latour family merged with the Giraud estate. Much of their focus is based on Meursault, where they have about 10ha. The estate is famed as the most important producer, with 2ha, in Meursault’s most prestigious premier cru, Genevrières. They have several other parcels in Meursault too as well as Puligny-Montrachet. Just 15% of production is red, small but perfectly formed you might say, with vines in Volnay, Pommard, as well as, and this is one for the wine students and the curious or wine nerds, in Meursault, where they make a, rare as hen’s teeth, red 1er cru.
Since Jean-Pierre Latour took the reins in the 1990s the estate has undergone what the Review des Vins de France has called a true cultural revolution. In a major commitment to improving quality, the estate adopted organic agricultural practices and reduced yields to 25-35 ha/hl. The cellars were revamped too with modern equipment." Read more.
An exceptional quality ‘village’ wine named after two of the family’s grandfathers, Charles Giraud and Maxime Latour, made since 1987 from three plots around the village totalling 3.5ha. An appealing nose has orange, lemon, pear and almond with a delightful nutty, creamy textured palate that also has a chalky mineral acidity giving it very good length.
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