By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://www.louislatour.com
Louris Latour is a world-renowned producer from the Burgundy region of France and has a pedigree of offering-up wines that are terroir-driven, yet are very affordable.
- Region: Mostly Côte d’Or
- Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
- Fermentation: Open vat fermentation
- Aging: 12 months in oak barrels
- Soil type: Clay and limestone
- Price: $16
Nose: Spiced, dried cherries, apple core, white peppercorns, roasted veggies, casis, black liqourice and an old, leather-bound book.
Taste: A very clean combination of rhubarb, cran-cherry, white pepper, bitter cocoa, cigar box and clove. A very elegant, food-friendly pinot that for the money should not be over-looked – a really nice value for a red burgundy.