Louis Latour Saint Veran Les Deux Moulins takes its name from the two watermills that straddle La Petite Grosne river. The rain that falls on the vineyards, filters through the calcareous bedrock to help feed the river as it flows away west towards the famous monastic town of Cluny.
The Latour family have long been established in Burgundy’s wine trade. They began as vinegrowers 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.
Saint Véran is situated in the very South of the Mâconnais. The Saint-Véran vineyards form a belt around Pouilly-Fuissé. The two are similar in terms of relief and production techniques, even in their actual taste and fragrance. The area’s Jurassic chalk soil and the vineyard’s ideal exposure combine perfectly to produce top quality fruit.
The grapes for the Louis Latour Saint Veran Les Deux Moulins are sourced from 30 year old vineyards. After harvest the grapes are fermented in stainless steel in order to preserve the freshness of the fruit. A slow, cool fermentation with complete malolactic fermentation allows the wine to maintain its rich and concentrated flavours. It is aged for 8 to 10 months ageing in stainless steel vats prior to bottling.