Price:  £12.95 | Case Rate: £12.32
Ex Tax: £10.79

Louis Latour - Grand Ardeche Chardonnay 2017

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Rhône
  • Wine Maker: Jean-Charles Thomas
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
D: 91 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

Louis Latour have been working in the Ardèche region since the late 1970s when they realised they would need to look outside of Burgundy to find alternative sources of high quality, everyday priced Chardonnays. A bold move at the time which has proved to be a wise decision. This wine is shimmering pale yellow in colour. On the nose it reveals aromas of vanilla and brioche with hints of honey and acacia. This is a well-balanced wine, ample and generous in the mouth with flavours of almond paste and vanilla. The finish is bright and fresh.

Winery Information

Louis Latour

Maison Louis Latour is one of the most highly-respected n̩égociant-̩él̩eveurs in Burgundy. Maison Louis Latour is the producer of some of the finest Burgundian wines but has also pioneered the production of fine wines from outside of the confines of Burgundy. These wines from the Ard̬èche and the C̫oteaux de Verdon are slowly gaining esteem for their unmatchable quality outside of Burgundy. All of the grapes from the vineyards owned by the Latour family are vinified and aged in the.. read more

Expert Reviews

Decanter (2013)91 pts

Andrew Jefford - "Leesy, soft, stealthy aromas, with a concentrated, sustained palate, sappy balance and satisfying depth, length and structure."

Miscellaneous (2012)

David Williams, The Guardian - "There is something wholesome and filling about the oak-aged dry whites made from chardonnay in Burgundy. They have a range of flavours and textures (oatmeal, nuts, toast, butter) that give you the (no doubt illusory) impression you're drinking something of savoury sustenance – although the best will have an acidic jangle and mineral tingle, too. But with prices for the best bottles north of £20, I look outside the region for a budget fix of the style, like this reliably effective Côte d'Or, made a little further south in the Ardèche, by the biggish Burgundian firm, Louis Latour."

Vinification Notes

Fermentation vessel: French oak barrels, 20% new Fermentation: Full malolactic fermentation Maturation time 8 to 10 months