Original
35 Ratings
Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
$78.59 USD
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Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Region

Burgundy › France

Wine Description

(From 2004 Vintage) Discreet if not invisible wood pairs with elegant and refined green apple, spice and slightly exotic fruit aromas and round, intense and moderately austere full-bodied flavors that are supple yet pack plenty of muscle and punch on the powerfully long finish.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) 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.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 11/21/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/23/2014