Domaine Vincent Latour, Puligny-Montrachet Vielles Vignes, Burgundy, France, 2016
A family run business since 1972 consisting of 8 hectares and producing one of the greatest of French wines - Le Meursault.
Vincent took over from his father Jean in 1998 and now owns 11 hectares of vineyards in the Côte d'Or. The name of the winery was changed from Latour-Labille to Domaine Latour starting, with the 2010 vintage.
The domaine owns nearly one hectare of this climat situated just below the village.
As well as the more usual 228 and 600 litre barrels, Vincent has a range of 2,500 litre oak foudres which were made especially for him by the tonnellerie Rousseau in Gevrey Chambertin. These larger casks give the wines a greater freshness and minerality - a hallmark of the estate. Grapes are whole bunch fermented and native yeasts are used. Vincent has recently introduced demi-muids into the mix as a result of which his wines undergo a longer élévage. Work in the vineyard follows 'lutte raisonnée' methods and grapes are hand harvested.
Various sizes and types.
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 100
Plenty of ripe fruit allied to fine acidity, beautifully fresh and precise.
Fish, shellfish and oysters - roast pheasant but also fine cheese platters.
12 x 75cl