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LES FORTS DE LATOUR, 2010

PAUILLAC

“Bizarre as it may sound, the 2010 Les Forts de Latour is also the finest I have ever tasted from this selection, which comes from specific vineyards, not really so much a second wine as just another wine from estate holdings. [...]. Sensational notes of graphite, crushed rocks, black fruits, camphor and damp forest notes are present in this expansive, savory, full-throttle wine, which is better than many vintages of the great Latour itself from the past. (That may be a heretical statement, but it's the truth as I see it.)” - Robert Parker 97/100

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Château Latour second wine, 1er Grand Cru Classé
GRAPE VARIETIES 72.5% of cabernet sauvignon, 27.5% of merlot
AROMAS Graphite, crushed rocks, black fruits, camphor, damp forest
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Duck breast toasts, wild duck bigarade
WINEMAKING A plot by plot and extractive winemaking made in stainless steel vats. Wine ageing in 100% new oak barrels.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL

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Détail du vignoble

AGRICULTURE Organic
GRAPE VARIETIES

75% of cabernet sauvignon, 20% of merlot, 4% of cabernet franc, 1% of petit verdot

VINEYARD SURFACE AREA 65 hectares
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 18,000 cases
HARVEST Manual
SOIL

Gravelly hilltops on a deep clayey subsoil, at the edge of the Gironde estuary.

Histoire et anecdotes

Les Forts de Latour is Château Latour’s second wine. The Château Latour history, classified as Premier Grand Cru in the 1855 classification, started in the 14th century when they built a fortified tower during the One Hundred Years War. Until the end of the 16th century, Latour was a co-lordship whose co-owners received rent from farmers who cultivated lands, some of which were already dedicated to the culture of the vines. Then, in the 18th century, the winegrowing saga speeded up when the marquis Nicolas-Alexandre de Ségur, the “Prince of the vines”, also owner of Château Calon Ségur and Lafite, became the owner of the estate. Since 1993, François Pinault and the Artémis group have been the majority owner (93%) and 7% has belonged to the Ségur family’s heirs.

LES FORTS DE LATOUR

Caractéristiques

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Château Latour second wine, 1er Grand Cru Classé
GRAPE VARIETIES 72.5% of cabernet sauvignon, 27.5% of merlot
AROMAS Graphite, crushed rocks, black fruits, camphor, damp forest
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Duck breast toasts, wild duck bigarade
WINEMAKING A plot by plot and extractive winemaking made in stainless steel vats. Wine ageing in 100% new oak barrels.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL