Maison Louis Latour has always been careful to select those wines vinified in a traditional manner.
Fermentation takes place in traditional in open vats.
Ageing takes 10 to 12 months in French oak barrels, of which 20% of these are new and have been
toasted (medium) made at Louis Latours own cooperage.
Cellaring Potential 3 - 5 years.
Situated about 10 Km from Dijon, Gevrey-Chambertin is one of the finest viticultural villages of the Côte de Nuits. In 1847 Gevrey-Chambertin was the first village of the Côte d'Or to join the village name with that of one of its Grand Crus - hence ‘Gevrey-en-Montagne' became ‘Gevrey-Chambertin. Planted only with Pinot Noir, here you find the complete hierarchy of the Burgundian appellations: to the north, the premiers crus and to the south the grand crus. The village appellations are gathered on the bottom of the slope. The sparse and pebbly limestonerich brown-red soils give Gevrey-Chambertin wines power and body.
A great Côte de Nuits classic!
The soil in the vineyards of Gevrey-Chambertin is of chalk and limestone.
The average age of the vines are 30 years with an average yield of 40 hl/ha. Harvested by hand.
The Gevrey-Chambertin 2011 has a deep ruby red colour. It has peppery aromas of cherry and liquorice. In the mouth, it is ample with notes of blackcurrant and sap. It has lovely persistent tannins.