Louis Latour Meursault Goutte D'OR 2019
Situated just south of Volnay and Pommard in the Côte de Beaune, Meursault is the most extensive southerly white wine commune of the Côte-d'Or. Meursault "Goutte d'Or" is the first Premier Cru found when leaving the village in the direction of Puligny-Montrachet. The parcel of vines was given this name ('drop of gold') because of the quantity of flint in the soil. These flints have both the shape and colour of 'drops of gold'. Entirely like the drops of wine which this land produces! The wine itself is as one would expect it to be with a powerful nose and rich palate. The wine prefered by Thomas Jefferson.
8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 50% new.
Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted.
Our Meursault 1er Cru "Goutte d'Or" 2019 has a beautiful pale golden color. The nose offers aromas of brioche, acacia honey with fresh almond. The mouth is ample and round with flavour of almond paste, hazelnut and a mineral finish.
Vol-au-Vent - rump of veal - freshwater pike - morels - cheese.
Respect for terroir is one of the fundamental values of Maison Louis Latour, who have practised reasoned agriculture (certified ISO14001) for almost 20 years. Understanding and interpreting the geological complexity of each parcel is indispensable, and it is for this reason that we regularly undertake soil analysis of entire slices of earth in order to study the interaction between the terroir and our wines.
If a noble terroir is undoubtedly one of the essential elements in the production of a great wine, the work of our highly qualified team is also crucial and highly valuable. Extreme rigour and meticulous care are necessary when applying the correct gestures and techniques, notably when pruning and leaf thinning.
Healthy soil is also primordial for the development of the vines, which is why Maison Louis Latour uses specific organic techniques to combat vine pests and diseases. These organic substances also reduce the need for pesticides. Maison Louis Latour also makes its own compost (around 70 tonnes) from vine pruning wood and grape skins - a by-product of pressing - thus eliminating the use of chemical fertilizers.
Traditional viticultural methods have been perpetuated by Maison Louis Latour. Young vines on steep slopes -making access difficult for machines - are ploughed using horses. Working in this way avoids compacting the earth and allows the vine root systems to plunge deeply into the soil to better regulate their water intake.