One could say it would be impolite to write about the Corton vineyard without mentioning Louis Latour, its largest owner by far.
Louis Latour owns 26.59 ha – equivalent to almost 17% of the Corton hill. This is impressive and interesting seen from a vineyard perspective.
I taste Louis Latour wines from time to time, and I follow this estate like I follow all the others in its category – large negociant/producers.
Some may say my ratings of its wines are harsh, but I repeat: My job is to recommend wines. Hence some wines are tasted, yet not recommended when they do not meet my expectations. And despite what some may think, I do not enjoy giving bad ratings and making critical remarks.
The Louis Latour plot of Corton La Vigne au Saint
Louis Latour has an impressive collection of Corton vines covering a large part of the hill. Some of its cuvées are blends of different climats. Others, like La Vigne au Saint, are from one vineyard – the Clos de la Vigne au Saint, as the Latour plot is named.
There are, as mentioned in previous articles, three producers in this vineyard: Meo-Camuzet, Domaine des Croix, and Louis Latour.
Its Clos de la Vigne au Saint is the largest and most well-known cuvée made from this small vineyard.
The Vigne au Saint terroir is only 2.46 ha, and Louis Latour owns two plots (cadastre nos. 50 and 51) totalling 1.9762 ha in the eastern end of the vineyard next to the David Croix’s parcel.
You need to login as a Premium subscriber to read the rest of this article. If you are not a Premium Subscriber, use the subscribe function and sign-up.
Tasting Notes for this producer
- Maison Louis Latour, Romanée Saint-Vivant 2015 April 1, 2018
- Maison Louis Latour, Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles 2015 March 31, 2018
- Maison Louis Latour, Chateau Corton Grancey 1971 April 22, 2017
- Terroir Insight: Louis Latour – Corton Clos de la Vigne au SaintOne could say it would be impolite to write about the Corton vineyard without mentioning Louis Latour, its largest owner by far. Louis Latour owns 26.59 ha – equivalent to almost 17% of the Corton hill. This is impressive and interesting seen from a vineyard perspective. I taste Louis Latour wines from time to time, and I ...
- Terroir Insight: Louis Latour, Romanée Saint-Vivant Les Quatre JournauxBurgundy is all about terroirs and vineyard holdings, and many talented wine makers are limited by the vineyards they own and financial opportunities to rent or buy great vineyards. It is therefor sad to see producers owning great vineyards apparently without being able to unfold the full potential of these terroirs. One such example is in my ...
- WineHog rating system – more than pointsMy aim with the Winehog is unchanged, but I have for some time wanted a stronger focus on the hedonistic pleasure and simple enjoyment of drinking Burgundies. I have therefore adjusted my mission statement: “My mission is to help readers find more joy and hedonistic pleasure in Burgundy wines; to help them understand the terroirs and ...