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Louis Latour Perrieres, Beaune Premier Cru, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France, 2016

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Overview of the Wine
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 Chateau 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.

Grape / Blend
Pinot Noir

Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
With a deep ruby-red color the 2016 vintage offers an intense nose with cherry and undergrowth notes. The mouth is ample with aromas of cherry and mocha. Beautiful persistence with silky tannins on the finish!

Pairs well with Beef Bourguignon, duck breast, and soft cheeses.

92 Points - Wine Spectator 
Macerated cherry and plum flavors are married to a dense structure here, with ample sweetness and a supple texture. The finish is long and echoes the sweet fruit detail and picks up spice notes. Best from 2022 through 2036. 75 cases imported.

90 Points- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 
The 2016 Beaune 1er Cru Perrières is showing well, offering up aromas of cherry, cassis, candied peel and subtle hints of coniferous forest floor. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with tangy acids and fine but chalky tannins that assert themselves on the sapid finish. It's very true to type and will give pleasure for over a decade.

Product size: 750ml

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