With a deep red-brick colour, the wine has a very aromatic bouquet of gamey, earthy notes with dark cherry. Full-bodied in the mouth revealing smooth tannins. The bright ruby/purple-colored Corton, produced from vineyards owned by the Beaune-based negociant house, offers blackberries and blueberries in the nose and a beautifully ripe and silky core of black cherries and cassis.
For food pairing, the wine will be a perfect match for all game dishes or equally with a chocolate dessert as well as beef and mature cheese.
The grapes selected to produce this wine are located on the hill of Corton in south-easterly facing parcels. The Louis Latour team manages the vines in a traditional way which they undergo strict pruning in a bid to produce later harvests and to ensure a decent degree of maturity in the grapes. It has a good ageing potential.
Corton is the grand cru appellation covering the slopes of the Montagne de Corton hill in the Côte de Beaune district of Burgundy whose wines used to be a favorite of the Emperor Charlemagne, who lends his name to the white wines made on the western side of the hill.