1978 Louis Latour Grand Ardeche Chardonnay
35 Ratings
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35 Ratings
1978 Louis Latour Grand Ardeche Chardonnay

Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(From 2005 Vintage) The climate in the Ardèche, to the west of the Rhône, certainly suits Chardonnay. This is a fine example with creamy, buttery and nutty characteristics with a good long finish.

Winemaker's Notes

(From «nv» Vintage) "Consistency of climate and abundant sunshine in the Ardeche perfectly ripen these bunches of grapes , whilst the drying Mistral wind eliminates any risk of rot. The Grand Ardeche is treated as if it were grown in one of the Grand Cru vineyards of the Cote-d'Or. Fully-ripened grapes are selected and pressed lightly before being aged in oak barrels made at the Latour cooperage in Beaune. The result is a full-bodied wine that is smooth with notes reminiscent of exotic fruits and vanilla spice impar... Sparkling gold yellow in colour with a delicate nose of white flowers, toasted almonds and brioche. Nice length in the mouth, this wine is fat, round and with subtle hints of coconut. A balanced and harmonious wine, it will reach it's best in 2-3 years time. A fantastic Grand Ardèche!

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