Louis Latour Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru 2019, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France

Designated a Grand Cru since 1937, this wine was already well-known in the 15th century when the King of France added Corton wines to his personal cellars. Upon the death of Charles le Temeraire, the final duke of Burgundy, this parcel of vines passed into the hands of the royal winemakers and therefore became Corton “Clos du Roi” (plot (of land) of the king). With a perfect easterly exposure on the hill of Corton, the Latour vines are worked in the traditional way. Harsh pruning permits later harvests and also insures that a good level of ripeness and richness is achieved in the grapes. This wine has fantastic ageing capacity. Fermentation: Traditional in open vats. Ageing: 10-12 months ageing in oak barrels, 25% new. Tasting notes: Of a dark rubis hue, our Corton Grand Cru Clos du Roi offers an intense nose with black fruits, blueberry and blackberrie aromas with a hint of spice. It is round and ample on the palate, with concentrated notes of liquorice and blackcurrant. Beautiful freshness on the finish.