The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Meursault, Les Grands Charrons, Vincent Latour

The Latour family has been making wine in Meursault since 1792. In 1998, Jean Latour gave way to Vincent and his mother, and they created the Domaine Jean Latour Labille et Fils. Vincent’s wife, Cécile, joined them in 2004. They had the opportunity to expand the estate with prestigious appellations such as Pommard, St Aubin village and 1er cru les Frionnes, Volnay, Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot as well as Meursault Village, Narvaux and Pellans.
In 2008, Vincent and Cécile created a trading company “Maison Vincent Latour” in order to complete the range with Puligny Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet les Benoîtes, St Romain, Corton Charlemagne and Meursault 1er Cru Genévrières.
In 2011, following the departure of Vincent’s mother, the estate changed its entity and took the name of its winemaker, becoming Domaine Vincent Latour.

The wine is aged for 12 months in oak barrels, then 4 to 6 months in vats. No batonnage is used. Few new barrels are used to avoid completely masking the subtle flavours and aromas of Meursault. The small amount of oak becomes almost imperceptible and contributes, in the case of Meursault, to its nutty, toasty bouquet and complex ripeness. Large 600 litre barrels (demi-muids) are used to produce straight and pure wines with great elegance and minerality.

The most powerful of the estate’s village Meursaults, produced from 60 year-old vines visible from the terrace of the domaine’s new tasting room. Notes of ripe orchard fruit, nut oil and floral nuances precede the fleshy, delicious and complex.  Rich and concentrated with an impressive close-knit texture and long aftertaste.

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