About this winery
The Latour-Giraud estate has been established in the village of Meursault for many generations. Focused primarily on Meursault, the estate owns an impressive range of Premier Cru and Villages vineyards between 20 and 50+ years old, such as the largest Premier Cru Genevrières vineyard in which two thirds of the vines are more than 50 years old. Latour-Giraud specializes in white burgundy, which accounts for 80% of their production. They own an impressive 2 ha within Mersault, and also have...
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Notes about product
The vineyards of Genevrieres equal a total of 16 hectares in the core of the Meursault 1er Crus, which lie south of the village. The name of this appellation comes from the juniper trees that used to grow there in the distant past.
Only the free run juice is fermented with wild, natural yeasts in barrels of which 25% is new. The wines are kept on their lees an appropriate time to balance texture and acidity while racking is kept to a minimum. The whites are fined, but not filtered, and bottled by hand. Unlike many producers who bottle all their wines at once, Latour-Giraud carefully monitors each wine and bottles at the optimal time over a 6 month period.
This wine is full of aromas of spice, minerals, lemon zest, and hints of biscuits. On the palate there is spice backed by racy acidity, beautiful balance, and great aging potential.