Bourgogne Pinot Noir
- Grape varietyPinot Noir
- Average vine age 25 years
- SoilClay and limestone
- Average yield50 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential2-3 years
- Serving temperature 14-15°
- The result of a long history, Burgundy and its wines are known worldwide. Pinot Noir is a native grape variety of the area. Bourgogne Pinot Noir is the regional appellation whose wines can come from any part of Burgundy. This wine exhibits the characteristics of the great red Burgundies.
- FermentationTraditional in open vats
- Ageing10 to 12 months ageing in stainless steel vats
- Tasting NoteThis Bourgogne is clear ruby in colour and the smell and the taste are nicely balanced. Aromas of cherry stone and moss develop on the nose and in the mouth the tannins are still impressively showing.
- Food PairingGrilled meat - mature cheeses
- Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2008 - Dunmow & Stansted Observer - March 2011 - "Delicate and Balanced"
- Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2020 - Irish Examiner - September 2021
Given its youth, this pours a bright purple and is still very much about primary fruits — it will mellow pleasingly in the next few years. Juicy raspberry and red cherry fruits, supple and textured with earthy red-currants on the mid-palate and finish.
- Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017 - Wine Align - Canada - August 2019 - 91/100
I like the 2017 vintage of this classic red Burgundy. It is pure clean and lively with lots of flavour and has a fine structure. Expect aromas of red cherry and raspberry with some tobacco and warm spice notes. It is midweight and structured with very good length and a dry mineral finish. Try with grilled lamb cutlets. Very good length. Tasted August 2019. Steve Thurlow
- Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015 - The Guernsey Press & Star - December 2016
This is a classic, well-balanced wine with fresh redcurrant and wild strawberry fruit flavours and a smooth texture. Enjoy with game, roasted red peppers or mature hard cheeses. (By Victoria Mason & Nick Room, UK)
- Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2013 - Tom Cannavan's wine-pages.com - August 2015 - 86/100
A little reduced, opening with swirling to pretty cherry fruit. A touch of baked plum pastry. On the palate sweet and quite full, with a nuttiness and dry earthiness in the finish. (UK)
- Bourogne Pinot Noir 2012 - Western Mail - August 9th 2014 - "Lots of purity"
It has lots of purity in the red fruits on the nose, no elaborate oak or fireworks, just a little sweetness on the bouquet. In the mouth the fruit is brisk, with quite lively acidity and a little earthy tone through the mid-palate and finish. By Neil Cammies (UK)
- Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2012 - Decanter September 2014 - 16.25/20Summer berry nose with a palate of good acidity and flavours of cranberry and red cherry. Quite long, with a peppery finish.
- Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2012 - Woman & Home - Tim Atkin - March 2014 - "Burgundy Bests"It's easier to find good "inexpensive" red Burgundy than white, but this certainly fits the bill. It's light, juicy and fruity, with crunchy pomegranate and red cherry flavours and some appealing raspberry sweetness. By Tim Atkin (UK)
- Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2012 - The Times - December 21st 2013 - "Rich, gamey, rose-scented spice"If there are only a few of you and the milder game such as partridge is on the menu, opt for a juicy burgundy such as Louis Latour's fine 2012 Bourgogne Pinot Noir made from low-yielding 25-year-old vines and brimming with rich, gamey, rose-scented spice. Just the ticket, too, with honey roast ham and cumberland sauce. By Jane MacQuitty (UK).
- Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2012 - Western Morning News - December 14th 2013 - "A classis red Burgundy"Louis Latour Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2012 is what I call a classic red burgundy. This is a young, vigorous wine with a pellucid ruby colour and textbook pinot noir aromas of bright fresh cherries and raspberries. The fruit corresponds fully, flooding the tastebuds with vivid juicy flavours clothed in a firm but gentle grip of tannin. It's the perfect red wine with fatty, rich and complicated dishes, in particular turkey with all the trimmings, or Boxing Day cold cuts. By Ned Halley (UK).
- Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2012 - Sunday Express - Jamie Goode - November 2013 - "Lovely"Celebrity red grape pinot noir hails from Burgundy, but it's rare to find even vaguely affordable examples that taste good. This one, with its lovely, silky, red-cherry and plum fruit, fits the bill. It would be a good match for the beetroot, Gorgonzola and pear salad. Jamie Goode (UK).
- Bourgogne Pinot-Noir 2010 - My Wines And More - May 2013 - 84/100Pale ruby. Red berries, ever so slightly spicy, and a touch vegetal nose. Fresh acidity, ripe and few tannins, a bit hollow but quite elegant fruit, clean, good length.
- Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2009 - My Wine Pal - October 2011 - "Should not be overlooked"This is an entry level Pinot Noir for Louis Latour, but should not be overlooked. This wine was pale garnet in colour. Light cherry nose. Raspberry, brambleberry and vanilla flavours. Medium tannins and high acidity. Cherry flavours show up in the mid palate. Nice wine. By Mark Anthony (Canada).
- Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2009 - Decanter World Award 2011 - Bronze MedalBright, fresh red fruits with a long, strong finish and fresh acidity. (UK)
- Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2008 - Dunmow & Stansted Observer - March 2011 - "Delicate and Balanced"The 2008 Louis Latour Bourgogne Pinot Noir is delicate and balanced with flavours of raspberries and blackberries. (UK)
- Pinot Noir Bourgogne 2007 - Nat Decants Wine review - February 2011 - 89/100Light ruby red color; aromas of cherry, candied raspberry, with earthy, smoky notes, dry, medium bodied, with strawberry and red fruit flavors. Good acid balance; sour cherry finish. My note: Pleasingly tart cherries and fresh-turned earth: this is classic Pinot Noir Old World style. Not fruit forward but balanced, with mouth-watering acidity and a medium-bodied silky texture. Lovely long finish. A wonderful wine for an elegant evening. Food matches: turkey, roast chicken, veal, lamb shank, roast beef, grilled salmon, duck, game birds.
- Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2007 - Telegraph.co.uk - June 19th 2009 - "Inimitably Pinot"Pale, almost rosé in colour and rather muted on the nose. Inimitably pinot though, with expected game and vegetal notes and ideal for those who find New World pinot a bit too much.
- Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2007 - Traveling Golfer - June 2006 - "Silky Smooth"Sweet raspberry aromas to go with touches of cinnamon and cloves. It all follows to the palate. Just a nice, flavourful and light-weight pinot that's silky smooth going down the hatch. By Rick Van Sickle, Canada.
- Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2007 - Ottawa Citizen - March 25th 2009 - "Well-defined and nicely concentrated"A pinot noir from Burgundy, well-defined and nicely concentrated flavours, a tangy, refreshing texture and easy-going tannins. Drink it with a tomato-based chicken or vegetarian dish. By Rod Phillips, USA.
- 2006 Pinot Noir - Rocky Mountain News - USA - September 16th 2008:From the grape's ancient home of Burgundy, I recommend the 2006 Louis Latour Pinot Noir, all light cherry, raspberry and bittersweet chocolate.
- 2006 Pinot Noir - Democrat and Chronicle.com - USA - October 21st 2008:Spicy, fruity and earthy all in one elegant and affordable package.
- 2006 Bourgogne Pinot Noir - The Irish Times Magazine - October 11th 2008The market leader, and not a bad introduction to Burgundy. Light, with easy brambly fruits, and no real tannins, this is very good on its own, with tuna or salmon, as well as chicken and pork dishes. John Wilson
- 2006 Bourgogne Pinot Noir - Jancis Robinson – February 2008 – 15.5 points :Sweet, slightly leafy red fruit. Dry powdery tannins and crisp acidity. Drink 2009-10.
- Bourgogne Pinot Noir - Leslie Sbrocco - NYTimes.com Wines of the Week...seek out this wine, which looks and tastes more expensive than its bargain price tag. Medium-bodied and elegant with light tannins, it smells of sweet, moist earth and tastes of cherries.
- Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2005 - Bon Appétit - December 2007 - "Ripe cherry and red plum"Surprisingly rich, with firm tannins, earthy minerality, ripe cherry and red plum fruit.
- 2003 Pinot Noir - Vancouver Lifestyles - February 2006 - 88 points :This is an approachable easy-drinking wine, the nose has raspberry and cherry notes and the palate is bold,smooth with lots of fruit. The finish lingers with a hint of leather and vanilla. Well-priced, pleasant and versatile.