Côte de Beaune-Villages
- RegionCôte de Beaune
- VillageCôte de Beaune-Villages
- AppellationCôte de Beaune-Villages
- Grape varietyPinot Noir
- Average vine age 25 years
- SoilClay and limestone
- Average yield50 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential3-5 years
- Serving temperature 14-15°
- The Côte de Beaune-Villages appellation is applied exclusively to red wines from 16 communes in the Côte de Beaune including Saint-Aubin, Pernand-Vergelesses and Auxey-Duresses. Maison Louis Latour carefully selects the grapes that are most representative of the appellation to produce this wine.
- FermentationTraditional in open vats
- Ageing10 to 12 months ageing in stainless steel vats and oak barrels
- BarrelsLouis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
- Tasting NoteThis wine is sparkling bright and intense red in colour . On the nose it is spicy with aromas of cloves and liquorice rising up. Lovely mellowness in the mouth with notes of cherry coming forth creating a truly rounded wine. Tasted January 2011
- Food PairingGrilled meat - charcuterie - meat terrine - cheese
- Côte de Beaune-Villages 2009 - Chris Kissack - January 2011 - 14.5-15/20
- Côtes de Beaune-Villages 2013 - Western Mail - July 2016 - "It will certainly hit the spot"
The Louis Latour Cotes de Beaune Villages 2013 will certainly hit the spot. With an elegant bouquet of spicy red fruits showing a little earthiness. The fruit has a crunchy freshness on the palate with soft raspberry tones mingling with weightier red cherry fruit. A silky smooth Burgundy from a fine negociant. By Neil Cammies (UK)
- Côte de Beaune-Villages 2013 - Jewish Telegraph - December 2015 - "Perfect pinot noir"
Louis Latour Cote de Beaune-Villages 2013 will pair with almost anything, including cheese. You'll spot cherry and blackcurrant lurking quite noticeably in this perfect pinot noir - £21 Spirited Wines. By Paul Harris (UK)
- Côte de Beaune-Villages 2013 - Profile Magazine - December 2015 - "Lovely weekend treat"
A ruby red pinot noir that benefits from a little airing in a decanter to achieve its full glory. Cheery and blackcurrant flavours dominate both nose and mouth in this lovely weekend treat. By Ellen Beardmore (UK)
- Côte de Beaune-Villages 2009 - Chris Kissack - January 2011 - 14.5-15/20Less depth of colour than the rather vibrant and appealing Santenay tasted alongside. Nevertheless there is a bright youthfulness here. Rather more solid style on the nose, more like fraise des bois here, littered with cherry skins and blackcurrant leaf. A touch angular on the palate, rather spiky too, but the fruit quality is fresh and the presence of the wine in the mouth is lively and appealing. A good effort. (UK)
- Côte de Beaune-Villages 2004 - The Guernsey Press and Star - 6th June 2009 - "A well-made wine"From a famous Burgundian merchant who makes wines from all over the region, this has a fragant perfume with juicy raspberry and strawberry fruit, balanced with subtle oak, acidity and light tannins. A well-made wine that's typical of the house style. Goes well with most red meats, duck and regional cheeses.
- 1996 Côte de Beaune Villages - Sunday Independent - November 2002 :Soft and warm on the palate with good light tannins and a pleasant flavourful finish. Lightish ruby in colour with hints of brick at the edges. A lighter style of Burgundy but still showing class and good varietal character.