Louis Latour Gevrey-Chambertin 2010, Burgundy, France

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The wine

Gevrey-Chambertin is located around 10km from Dijon and is one of the most famous villages of the Côte de Nuits. In 1847 Gevrey-Chambertin was the first village of the Côte d'Or to join the village name with that of one of its Grand Crus - hence ‘Gevrey-en-Montagne' became ‘Gevrey-Chambertin. Planted only with Pinot Noir, here one finds the complete hierarchy of the Burgundian appellations: to the north, the premiers crus and to the south the grand crus. The village appellations are gathered on the bottom of the slope. The sparse and pebbly limestone-rich brown-red soils give Gevrey-Chambertin wines power and body. 

Average vine age 30 years with the soil composed of chalk and limestone, with an average yield 40 hl / ha and a hand picked harvest. The wine was aged 10 to 12 months in oak barrels, 20% new barrels.

FermentedGrape.com tasting notes

This Louis Latour Gevrey-Chambertin 2010 was from a good vintage in the Côte de Nuits. The nose was powerful with cherry and raspberry. It was smooth on the palate with just the right level of acidity balanced by some nice fruit notes including strawberry, cherry with hints of vanilla and dark chocolate. For a villages wine this was very enjoyable, helped by the good weather conditions in Burgundy in 2010.