Grapes : Pinot Noir
Vintage : 2009
Bottle : 75 cl
Vines of Pinot Noir. The soil is calcareous, alluvial sand and gravel. S is cherry red in color with a nose of undeniable Pinot Noir, ripe cherry and licorice. Balanced, harmonious and smooth on the finish. Tasted November 2010 Traditional vinification in open vats. Aloxe-Corton has been the home of the family Latour and the heart of Domaine Louis Latour for centuries. The village of Aloxe-Corton is located in the north of Côte de Beaune on a stone hill at the foot of the hill of Corton. It was in 1862 that the name of the climat Corton was added to the name of the village Aloxe. The vineyards of Domaine Louis Latour surround this famous village and produce a classic Aloxe-Corton.
Product by: Louis Latour
The vineyards of the "Domaine" cover an area of 50 hectares scattered in the Cote-d'Or, in the Ardeche and the Var, thus constituting the largest "Domaine" of France as a 1er Grand Cru. The vineyards are cultivated two types of grapes, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; 28 different parcels that make up the present vineyard soils with different characteristics according to the different mix of the three main elements that compose them: limestone, clay and silica. Each of these elements contributes to form the organoleptic characteristics of the wine: the sand favors the light and crisp wines, limestone promotes the formation of sugars and powerful aromas, silicon promotes the strength of the great red wines. The cellar, in Aloxe-Corton was built in 1832 and is the oldest winery in activity across the region, but the equipment inside are among the most modern and advanced in existence. The winery is designed so that the whole handling of the product, from the press to the vat, is made only by gravity. These wines, both whites and reds, can be counted among the most prestigious French wines, being famous and sought after by connoisseurs around the world, reaching, in particular vintages, staggering prices.
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