Bourgogne Rouge"Cuvée Latour"
- Grape varietyPinot Noir
- Average vine age 30 years
- SoilLimestone, clay and granite
- Average yield45 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential2-3 years
- Serving temperature 14-15°
- Typicity is of great importance for this wine. It is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes from the lesser-known yet well placed vineyards of the southern Côte-d'Or, harmoniously united with small parcels of superior Santenay or Auxey-Duresses grapes. This gives an overall result startlingly reminiscent of a fine Côte de Beaune wine.
Vinification & Ageing
- FermentationTraditional in open vats
- Ageing10 to 12 months ageing in stainless steel vats
- Tasting NoteSparkling ruby red in colour with a spicy, earthy nose with hints of liquorice coming through. Attractive fruit on the finish. Tasted January 2011.
- Food PairingGrilled meat - mature cheeses
- Bourgogne Rouge Cuvée Latour 2007 - Jamie Goode's Wineanorak - April 2010 - 82/100Apparently this is the most difficult wine to produce every year. Light, fresh and cherryish. A bit herby with some savoury character.
- Bourgogne Rouge 2005 - Burghound.com - April 2007 - 84-86/100An expressive nose of raspberry, cassis and earth nuances combines with only slightly rustic barely medium weight flavors that offer better than average complexity and only a touch of structure. This should drink well on the early side and it's agreeably delicious already. 2008+
- 2003 Bourgogne Rouge - Wine Spectator - May 31st, 2006 - 86 points :A supple, fleshy red, sporting cherry, spice and earth notes. It gets a lift from the fine tannins, ending with a tealike aftertaste. Dink now through 2010.
- 2003 Bourgogne Rouge - Burghound.com - April 2005 - 84 points :(Entirely from Côte d'Or grapes). Quite ripe aromatically but obviouly a pinot-based wine with rich, round and sweet flavors that are approachable now but should improve for a year or two. A delicious effort. 84/now+
- 2002 Bourgogne Rouge - Newsweek - May 23rd, 2005 :The 2002 vintage from France's Burgundy region is one of the best in the last 10 years, producing balanced pinot noirs with ripe fruit flavors and good acidity. Though these wines are often made in tiny quantities.