Louis Latour Meursault AC is made from Chardonnay grapes grown in the Meursault appellation of Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune. Situated just south of Volnay and Pommard in the Côte de Beaune, Meursault is the most extensive southerly white wine commune of the Cote d’Or. The perfect south-easterly exposure and stony marl soils contribute greatly to the remarkable finesse of which these wines are capable.
The Latour family have long been established in Burgundy’s wine trade. They began as vine growers in the village of Aloxe-Corton as early as 1768 and went on to establish today’s business, Maison Louis Latour in 1797. Today they are one of the region’s most famous names creating wines from their own 50 hectare domaine in the Côte d’Or and from grapes and wines purchased through the negociant arm of the business. The company has been in family ownership for 11 generations and is now led by the 7th Louis Latour. He is ably supported by Chief winemaker Jean Charles Thomas, and Denis Fetzmann and Boris Champy who run the Domaine.
The vineyards that the grapes for the Louis Latour Meursault AC are sourced from have an average age of 25 years old and are situated on marly, limestone soils. The grapes are hand harvested and undergo a traditional vinification with complete malolactic fermentation. The wine is then aged in French oak, medium toasted barrels (15% new) from Louis Latour’s own cooperage for 8 to 10 months.