2013 Louis Latour Corton Chateau Corton Grancey
2013 Louis Latour Corton Chateau Corton Grancey There is density and intensity to this tight red, with cherry, strawberry, spice and mineral flavors remaining persistent through the finish. Balanced and long, leaving a mouthwatering impression.
Maison Louis Latour is one of the most highly-respected négociant-éléveurs in Burgundy. Maison Louis Latour is the producer of some of the finest Burgundian wines but has also pioneered the production of fine wines from outside of the confines of Burgundy. These wines from the Ardèche and the Côteaux de Verdon are slowly gaining esteem for their unmatchable quality outside of Burgundy.
All of the grapes from the vineyards owned by the Latour family are vinified and aged in the attractive cuverie of Chateau Corton Grancey in Aloxe-Corton. The winery was the first purpose-built cuverie in France and remains the oldest still-functioning. A unique railway system with elevators allows the entire wine-making process to be achieved by the use of gravity. This eliminates the threat of oxidation from unnecessary pumping of the must. Since 1985, Louis Latour has been selling the wines of its own vineyards under the name Domaine Louis Latour.
Louis Latour has been a leader in the environmentally responsible winemaking for over 15 years. Louis Latour has had ISO 14001 accreditation for Environmental Management Systems since 2003 and has been a member of the European association FARRE since 1998- a group of like-minded companies who seek to develop and promote sustainable methods of agriculture.
93 James Suckling: A beautiful and complex red with flowers, dark fruits, citrus and spice character. Full body, firm tannins and a bright finish. Tight and dense. Seamless and very pretty. A nice blend of different vineyards of Corton. Better in 2017.
92 Robert Parker: The 2013 Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru possessed the most impressive nose of the Corton 13’s from Louis Latour: blackberry, undergrowth and candied orange peel, a convincing undertow of minerals. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle tannins, sappy black fruit and lightly peppered finish that linger in the mouth. Enjoy this over the next decade.