Louis Latour Savigny les Beaune Blanc Burgundy France 2011
Per bottle £20.99
- Brand Louis Latour
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 13.50%
- Vegetarians Yes
- Vintage 2011
- Country France
- Country Region Burgundy
- Subregion Savigny les Beaune
- Grape Variety Chardonnay
- Closure Cork
The Louis Latour Savigny les Beaune Blanc Cotes de Beaune Burgundy has a fruity nose with aromas of white peaches. In the mouth, it has a lovely roundness with hints of lemon and almonds. It has a lovely mineral finish.
Louis Latour Savigny les Beaune Blanc Cotes de Beaune is fermented in French oak barrels from the Latour cooperage followed by malolactic fermentation and 10 months aging in oak barrels of which 10% were new barrels.
Savigny-les-Beaune blanc is an extremely rare wine counting for no more than 3.5% of the total production of the village. The best slopes for Savigny-les-Beaune blanc are to be found 10 minutes drive north of Beaune at the western end of the appellation going towards the tiny village of Boulliand. It is on these upper vineyard sites that the Chardonnay thrives. Some growers compare these higher vineyards and their soil content to those of the famed Corton-Charlemagne.
The Latour family have long been established in Burgundy’s wine trade. They began as vine growers in the village of Aloxe-Corton as early as 1768 and went on to establish today’s business, Maison Louis Latour, in 1797. Today they are one of the region’s most famous names creating wines from their own 50 hectare domaine in the Côte d’Or and from grapes and wines purchased through the negociant arm of the business.
The company has been in family ownership for 11 generations and is now led by the 7th Louis Latour. He is ably supported by Chief winemaker Jean Charles Thomas, and Denis Fetzmann and Boris Champy who run the Domaine.
Back in the 19th Century barrels were not only used as they are today, to age and ferment wine, but they were also the only way in which to ship wine. Bottles were usually too fragile and their weight increased transportation costs excessively. Barrel making has been a time honoured tradition at Maison Louis Latour for more than half a century. It continues today with over 2000 barrels being made each year, half of which are exported to other wineries worldwide. The oak originates from the Alliers and Vosges forests of Northern France and ages outside for 30 months before being used to make a barrel. Barrels are made by craftsmen with staves being placed together and carefully shaped, by hand, info a barrel form before being toasted over an open fire. Chestnut hoops are traditionally placed around the barrel to protect it.
Great with fish and light meat dishes, salads and vegetables.
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