Maison Louis Latour is one of the most innovative producers in Burgundy whilst maintaining its traditional image. In 1979, with a view to expanding the business the valley of the Ardèche river with its clay and limestone-based soils was chosen as the ideal location to produce top-quality Chardonnay wines. The Grand Ardèche comes from the best vineyards, carefully selected every year when harvesting begins. The grapes are pressed and the must is placed immediately in oak barrels made by the cooperage at Latour, where the wine will age for approximately 10 months, like the great wines of Burgundy. Fermentation: Traditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation. Aged 8-10 months in oak barrels, 20% new. Tasting Note: Our 2018 Grand Ardèche has a brilliant straw-yellow hue. It reveals an intense nose with aromas of toast, vanilla and acacia flower. The mouth is round, powerful with a fresh almond finish. Nice persistence.