Clos Vougeot, Château de la Tour - Grand Cru
Château de la Tour, a grandiose, imposing Burgundian Château, is a fitting testament to the renown and might of the Clos Vougeot, the largest single Grand Cru vineyard in the Côte de Nuits designation.
It is one of Burgundy’s most historic walled vineyards, having been created by Cistercian monks in the 12th century. In fact, Vougeot was the flagship vineyard of the Cistercians and remained in church hands until the French revolution took all land belonging to the church in the 19th century.
Château de la Tour has long been renowned for the intensity, strength and perfume of its wine.
Under the careful direction of the Labet family, its reputation has remained strong as one of the most reliable and impressive sources of Clos Vougeot in the Cote de Nuits.
Several good examples of this delicious wine can be found from different vineyards, but none can quite match Château de la Tour for it's finesse and concentration – top vintages will last for decades.
This is a red Burgundy of dazzling perfume and flavour. Château de la Tour's precious vines are treated with the utmost care and attention.
The property has been farmed organically since the early 1990s and yields are strictly controlled to ensure optimum fruit ripeness and quality.
This meticulous approach is plainly evident when the fortunate taste the Château ‘s vintages – there can be no better introduction to the magic of Clos Vougeot than the beautifully crafted wines of Chateau de la Tour.
Clos Vougeot Château de la Tour 2013 Grand Cru is 100% Pinot Noir.
Utilising whole bunch fermentation, with a pre-fermentation cold soak for one week, only natural yeasts are used. It is fermented in stainless steel tanks, and then aged for approximately 16-18 months in 50% new French oak.
* Clos Vougeot Château de la Tour Grand Cru, 2013 vintage is currently available at Blend Bistro as part of our Prestige Wine Collection - A hand picked selection of the very best French wines from classic vintages.