With all the ownership changes in Burgundy, Maison Louis Latour remains firmly in the hands of the Latour family.
The domaines, which give it 10 percent of production, also give it some superlative wines, in particular the great Corton-Charlemagne, of which the firm owns 22 acres. Whites are generally regarded as better than the reds here, with new oak barrel fermentation giving considerable richness and complexity.
The reds, traditionally pasteurized before bottling, are more controversial. Some believe the technique ages the wines too fast, while others enjoy the immediate richness and softness. Good reds to follow are the Beaune premier cru Domaine Latour and Chambertin.
18 rue des Tonneliers – Beaune 21200
Phone: 03 80 24 81 00
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