Louis Latour Nuits Saint Georges 2019
|Region||France, Burgundy, Morey Saint Denis|
Nuits-Saint-Georges is the most southerly located village of the Cote de Nuits, to which the city gave its name and which constitutes the other half of the Cote d'Or. The commune produces almost exclusively red wines however there is a limited production of whites. The Nuits-Saint-Georges red wines are robust and elegant, they require some years of aging to reflect the finest expressions of the Pinot Noir. The name of Nuits-Saint-Georges is known worldwide, Apollo XV carried this wine into space and even gave its name to a lunar crater.
Red meat - roasted leg of mutton - mature cheeses
Average vine age 30 ans
Soil Clay and limestone
Average yield 40 hl/ha
Harvest Hand picked
Our Nuits-Saint-Georges 2016 has a beautiful intense garnet colour. Spicy notes emerge on the nose. The palate is ample and reveals notes of blackcurrant and almond. A wine with mellow tannins and beautiful length
Fermentation Traditional in open vats
Ageing 10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 20% new
Barrels Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
Soft, feathery tannins and luscious black-plum and boysenberry flavors make this ample, juicy Nuits-St.-Georges immediately approachable. Matured 10 to 12 months in oak (20% new), it's a rounded, pure-fruited red with just a touch of granite minerality. At peak now-2028.
Though ripe and broad on the palate, this red is also bright, featuring black cherry, black currant, violet and iron notes. Firms up on the finish with assertive tannins, but they stay in line. Delivers a spice- and mineral-tinged aftertaste. Drink now through 2032.
Very pretty red with spice, dried meat and dark fruit. Medium body and light tannins that are precise and focused. Shows tension. Just before bottling.
The 2019 Nuits-Saint-Georges Village exhibits aromas of sweet berry fruit, cassis, rich soil tones and smoke. Medium to full-bodied, chalky and structured, it's firmer and more tightly wound than the Gevrey-Chambertin.