Best piece of terroir in Bordeaux
The vineyard of Château Latour consists of 78 hectares of cultivated land. The 47 hectares closest to the château are called “Enclos”. For the people of Bordeaux, this is the best piece of terroir in the entire region. The deep gravel and clay provide power, grace and depth to the Latour wines.
In 1331, a fortress was ordered to be built on the land where Château Latour now stands. The château owes its name to the remaining Saint-Lambert tower (“la tour”, literally the tower). In 1718, thanks to Marquis Nicolas-Alexandre de Segur, the history of Château Latour begins. More so, from 1718 to 1720 the Segur family owned three of the five best châteaux of Bordeaux (Latour, Lafite and the château that later became known as Mouton Rothschild).
Château Latour has been in the hands of François Pinault and his company Groupe Artemis since 1993. In 1995, Pinault approached wine expert Frederic Engerer to take on the management of the vineyard. Under Engerer’s leadership, Château Latour developed into an absolute top level wine. Investments were made in the renovation of the wine cellar and barrel room, creating more opportunities to perfect the wine on a smaller scale.
Most consistent Premier Grand Cru
The 100% organic wine likes to mature in order to release a powerful, concentrated and pure taste. This makes Latour the most masculine wine among the Premier Grand Cru wines. The taste is characterized by fruit, refined tannins, layers of blackcurrant, earthy tones, truffle, spices and tobacco. In the past 100 years, the quality has been very constant and it can proudly wear the label “most consistent Premier Grand Cru wine”.
Quality equals patience
Château Latour is not afraid to turn the wine world upside down. Where other wineries sell their bottled harvest immediately, the château keeps the wine until it is “ready to drink”. In early 2021, the Latour 2013 was launched for storage or immediate drinking.