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The Legacy of Louis Latour: The Largest Grand Cru Domaine in Burgundy

Domaine Louis Latour, spanning 48 hectares of vineyard, holds a remarkable position in Burgundy. From the prestigious red Grand Crus of Chambertin and Romanée-Saint-Vivant in the Côte de Nuits to the acclaimed white Grand Crus of Corton-Charlemagne and Chevalier-Montrachet in the Côte de Beaune, Louis Latour's vineyards represent the largest collection of Grand Cru vineyards in Burgundy. This esteemed company flourished throughout the 19th century, culminating in the acquisition of these exceptional sites.

The Essence of Burgundy Terroir: Singular Wines of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Burgundy boasts diverse and unique terroirs, each expressing its distinctive character through the single-variety wines. At Louis Latour, the red wines are crafted with the utmost care from the Pinot Noir grape, while the white wines embody the elegance of Chardonnay.

A Meticulous Process: From Hand Harvesting to Vinification

Every step in the winemaking process at Domaine Louis Latour is conducted with meticulous attention. The grapes, carefully hand-harvested, undergo sorting and de-stemming for Pinot Noir, while the whites are sorted before being directly taken to the press. This dedication to detail ensures the highest quality in every bottle.

Guided by Excellence: Christophe Deola's Leadership

Since 2017, Christophe Deola has led Domaine Louis Latour with unwavering passion and expertise. As an oenologist and engineer from the prestigious Agronomic Institute of Paris, Deola's remarkable career began at Château Phélan-Ségur in Bordeaux. His journey then took him to the National Institute of Agricultural Research and later to Tasmania, Australia, where he honed his skills at Piper's Brook Winery. After working for various renowned Burgundian domains, Deola joined Maison Louis Latour in 2011 as technical director and, eventually, assumed the position of director of Domaine Louis Latour. His tireless pursuit of excellence aims to create wines of stature, finesse, and elegance.

Commitment to Sustainability: Preserving Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Maison Louis Latour has been actively practicing sustainable viticulture since the early 1990s, striving to preserve the ecosystems and biodiversity of their vineyards. Christophe Deola shares this vision and continues to build upon the work of his predecessors. Traditional viticultural techniques are employed, emphasizing soil care to create optimal growing conditions for the vines. Notable sustainable practices include the use of cover crops between rows, the production of compost, and the implementation of alternative non-chemical pest control measures.

Pioneering Wine Research: Innovation at the Heart of Maison Louis Latour

Innovation has always been central to Maison Louis Latour's philosophy, and today, they remain at the forefront of wine research in Burgundy. Their ongoing investigations delve into the impact of vine-growing and winemaking on climate, environment, geological complexities, and genetic diversity within their vineyards. A long-standing partnership with the University of Dijon has facilitated the management of weather stations since 1996, enabling informed vineyard management decisions. One notable initiative, 'Paysage de Corton,' emerged from Maison Louis Latour's pioneering work, joining forces with other growers from the village of Aloxe Corton to address erosion, drainage, and biodiversity issues. Together, they undertake projects such as tree and hedge planting and the maintenance of bee hives to promote a thriving ecosystem.

Marrying Tradition and Precision: The Art of Winemaking at Louis Latour

While noble terroir forms the foundation of exceptional wines, a highly skilled team is indispensable to fully realize their potential. Domaine Louis Latour's vineyard management team meticulously tends to every detail, particularly in pruning and canopy management. The philosophy at Louis Latour has always been to maximize grape quality, recognizing that 90% of the work is accomplished in the vineyards. The remaining 10%, the critical winemaking process, upholds a commitment to traditional and manual techniques. All wines produced at the Domaine find their home at the exquisite Corton Grancey Cuverie in Aloxe-Corton.

Discover the Exceptional Wines of Louis Latour at The Reserve Cellar

Experience the legacy, passion, and excellence of Louis Latour through their distinguished wines. Browse The Reserve Cellar, your destination for exceptional Australian wines, and indulge in the unparalleled flavours and finesse offered by Domaine Louis Latour's renowned collection. Explore our selection and savour the remarkable craftsmanship of Louis Latour wines today.

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