2019 Louis Latour Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee Latour
2019 Louis Latour Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee Latour, Burgundy, France
Bourgogne Blanc “Cuvée Latour” by Louis Latour is a French white wine produced by Chardonnay grapes from the best great white Villages. The wine is pale yellow, fruity at the noise, clean and harmonic with a fresh citrus finish.
Chardonnay is the world’s most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Although the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America.
Describing the flavors of Chardonnay is not easy. While many Chardonnay wines have high aromatic complexity, this is usually due to winemaking techniques (particularly the use of oak) rather than the variety’s intrinsic qualities. Malolactic fermentation gives distinctive buttery aromas. Fermentation and/or maturation in oak barrels contributes notes of vanilla, smoke and hints of sweet spices such as clove and cinnamon. Extended lees contact while in barrel imparts biscuity, doughy flavors. Because of this high level of winemaker involvement, Chardonnay has become known as the “winemaker’s wine”.
Bourgogne Blanc is the still white wine produced under the regional Bourgogne appellation, in the Burgundy region of France. Created in 1937, the Bourgogne title covers those Burgundy wines produced in areas not covered by more location-specific appellations. Bourgogne Blanc wine can be made from grapes grown in any one (or more) of 300 communes.