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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Louis Latour Volnay Premier Cru En Chevret 2005
Louis Latour Volnay Premier Cru En Chevret 2005
(search item no. 93460)
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Light liquorice notes combine with aromas of blackberry, plum, and quetsche. Once on the palate this wine will fascinate with its complexity and noble tannins. A cellaring wine that will reveal its true nature after five to seven years. Tasted January 2007

Ruby in color this fine wine has a delicate nose with fruit and vegetal notes. It has soft tannins and thick structure supported by plump spicy woody flavors.

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About Louis Latour:

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 Château 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.