2021 Domaine Latour-Giraud Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Appellation Meursault
Winery Domaine Latour-Giraud
Year 2021
Grape Chardonnay
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2024 - 2036
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Jean Pierre Latour is a quiet man from Meursault, averse to standing and reputations. He makes beautiful wines (powerful white and refined red) that enjoy great international acclaim. Grapes have been grown at Domaine Latour-Giraud since 1680 and since 1848 in Meursault. Around 1980 the decision was made to bottle it ourselves and to stop supplying it to traders. It is still the trend for grape growers in Burgundy to start making their own wine. This is the reason that the traders themselves are buying more and more vineyards in order to maintain their position. The family business is now run by Jean-Pierre Latour, who is assisted by his sister Florence, among others. The domain has 10 hectares, of which 80% for white and 20% for black grapes. The Chardonnay vineyards are almost all located in Meursault in the commune appellation and premier cru. The blue grapes mainly grow in premier cru vineyards in Pommard (Refène), Volnay (Clos des Chênes). The company has great international recognition, such as up to 92 points from Robert Parker (2015 vintage - later not yet rated) for one of the white wines.

The Latour-Giraud Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières is one of the most beautiful Meursault wines for us. Yes, the wine is full and powerful, but what makes this Meursault very beautiful is the beautiful minerality. In the glass the wine is medium yellowish. In the nose brioche, butter, nuts, honey, herbs and white and riper yellow fruit. In the mouth a round attack, good integration of the wood, creamy but elegant and with finesse due to the minerals and the beautiful acidity. Huge aftertaste in which the minerals are prominent. All in all, the Latour-Giraud Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières is a solid white Burgundy coming from a beautiful (very small) vineyard in which minerality plays the leading role.

Vineyard for 2021 Domaine Latour-Giraud Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières

Vins - Domaine LATOUR-GIRAUD à Mersault

The history of Latour-Giraud spans three centuries and begins at the end of the 17th century. The oldest known ancestor is Jean Latour-Boillot, born around 1680. At that time, the vine was already the most important wage. The presence of the Latour family on the vineyard appears during the French Revolution through the person of Jean Latour-Mouquin, born in 1748 and grandson of Jean Latour-Boillot. The Giraud family settled in Côte d'Or for a long time, had founded a distillery in the hospital of Meursault around 1845. This distillery operated until 1914, producing Fine of Bourgogne, from the Marc of Bourgogne, as well as the famous Burgundy.

Today it is run by Jean-Pierre Latour who takes care of wine production, winemaking, breeding and marketing. He is assisted in his work by his sister Florence who deals with the administrative part. The vineyards of Latour-Giraud consist of 10 hectares. They only produce classified wines, including about 80% white wines and 20% red wines. The majority of the white vines are in five appellations of 1st Vintage of Meursault: Les Genevrières, Les Charmes, Les Perrières, Les Bouchères and Le Poruzot. With 2 hectares in Meursault Genevrières, Latour-Giraud is the main owner of this excellent first vintage. He also owns a piece of first crop in the northern border of Puligny Montrachet, with the climate of Champs-Canet.

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Appellation Meursault
Winery Domaine Latour-Giraud
Grape Chardonnay
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Year 2021
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2036
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 92
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Rich, Round, Full, White fruit
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard, Romantisch
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