About Latour-Giraud

It was a memorable tasting in Meursault in the European spring of 2018. Jean-Pierre Latour stood back and left the whites to press their irresistible case: aromatically enticing, seductive, resonant and mineral-inflected. Jean-Pierre's oldest known ancestor living from the vine was Jean Latour-Boillot, born about 1680, while the Giraud family were distillers in Meursault. The two domaines were united in 1958 with a marriage between the two families. These days production of the 10-hectare domaine is a little over 80% white, with the majority of vines across five premiers crus of Meursault: Les Genevrières, Les Charmes, Les Perrières, Les Bouchères and Le Poruzot. days production of the 10-hectare domaine is a little over 80% white, with the majority of vines across five premiers crus of Meursault: Les Genevrières, Les Charmes, Les Perrières, Les Bouchères and Le Poruzot.

About Jean-Pierre Latour

Jean-Pierre Latour first got his hands dirty in the cellar back in 1983, then took the helm in '93. It’s really since the mid-2000s that he feels he’s nailed this style of white Burgundy - which he defines, justifiably, as “richness, purity and elegance, so that the wines finish fresh”. The whites are whole-bunch pressed, receiving a first racking at the end of August, when Jean-Pierre looks at the quality of lees to take forward. Bâtonnage is often part of the equation, but close observation of the vintage dictate frequency and duration. The wines are raised in oak for 11 to 12 months, with about 20% new oak for Bourgogne and village, and 25% for the premiers crus. Lovely reds from Pommard and Volnay are further evidence of Jean-Pierre’s sureness of touch.

Available Wines

2016  Latour-Giraud Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes

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2016  Latour-Giraud Pommard 1er Cru Refène

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2016  Latour-Giraud Puligny-Montrachet Champ Canet

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2016  Latour-Giraud Meursault 1er Cru Perrières

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2016  Latour-Giraud Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières ‘Cuvée des Pierre’

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2016  Latour-Giraud Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières

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2016  Latour-Giraud Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

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2016  Latour-Giraud Meursault Narvaux

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2016  Latour-Giraud Meursault Cuvée Charles Maxime

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2016  Latour-Giraud Bourgogne Blanc

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