- RegionCôte Chalonnaise
- Grape varietyChardonnay
- Average vine age 30 years
- SoilLimestone, chalk and clay
- Average yield45 hl/ha
- Cellaring Potential3-5 years
- Serving temperature 12-14°
- The appellation of Montagny lies approximately 30 kilometres to the south of Beaune in the rolling folds and hills of the southern part of the Côte Chalonnaise. Montagny is a 100% white wine appellation originating solely from Chardonnay grapes and giving a fresh white wine that is an uncomplicated representation of its parent grape variety. Louis Latour selects only those wines from grapes with a high natural sugar content which constitutes the most reliable indicator of maturity, and therefore quality. Once purchased, the wine is nurtured by the cellarmen at Maison Louis Latour who carefully rack the young Montagny off its lees in the days before bottling. This, as for every Latour wine, contributes the guarantee of typicality and quality of Latour Montagny.
Vinification & Ageing
- FermentationTraditional in stainless steel vats, temperature controlled with complete malolactic fermentation
- Ageing8 to 10 months ageing in stainless steel vats
- Tasting NoteThe Montagny Village 2011 reveals a lovely golden yellow colour. The nose is floral. With a well-balanced mouth, this wine has amazing freshness which in the palate explodes, accompanied by notes of sap and white fruit. A hint of muscat seems to get away.
- Food PairingAsparagus - rabbit galantine - trout with almonds - sheeps cheese
- Montagny 2001 - Wine Advocate - April 23rd, 2003 - 87-88 points :Spiced apple aromas and suave, lush personnality are found in the 2001 Montagny. Tea, apple sauce, and pear make up this light to medium-bodied, sensual wine's flavor profile. It should be drunk over the next 2 years.
- Montagny 1998 - The Beverage testing institute - 2000 :Bright yellow hue. Clean citrus and pineapple aromas. Concentrated flavors lead a medium body with a cleanly-fruited finish. Straightforward, and shows plenty of chardonnay character.