"In this approach, human intervention seeks to stimulate biodiversity in the vineyard and the vines’ natural defences."
Tasting notes:The colour is dark with a beautiful intensity.The nose is fruity, refined, ripe and extremely expressive. On the palate, the wine is rounded and smooth, spicy and very aromatic. It evolves pleasurably towards a delicious finale with fine tannins.
About the Winery
The history of Château Latour brings us back to the year 1331. In fact, the Château’s archives mention Latour from the 14th century. The oldest document is also an authorization granted to Gaucelme de Castillon by Lord Pons to build a fortified tower in the parish of Saint Maubert. Then, century after century the functions of Latour changed. Sometimes co-lordship, sometimes property of the Mullet family, Château Latour was only acquired by Alexandre de Segur in the 18th century. Remember, Alexandre de Segur also owned the Calon Ségur and Lafite at that time. Since then, the estate has continued to develop until becoming the property of François Pinault in 1993. It is under its will that significant changes was made over the years to pursue the quest for excellence of wines produced by Château Latour.
The vineyard of Château Latour is located in its majority on gravelly ridges which dominate from 12 to 16 meters the estuary of the Gironde. The historical terroir, called l’Enclos, is divided into two large families: the clayey gravels in its heart and the gravelly sands on the perimeter. The estate is made up of about 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot & 2% Petit Verdit and Cabernet Franc. Since 2009, Château Latour’s teams have begun to reflect on methods of viticulture and understanding and respect for the balance between the vine, the soil and the environment. Since 2015, the entire Château Latour vineyard has been organically grown. The ECOCERT certification of cellars and winemaking methods is expected in August 2018. Finally, biodynamics is strong in the majority of the Enclos. The breeding of the Grand Vin is made only in French oak barrels from the forests of the Center of France.
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