Saturday, June 20, 2009

Approachable Burgundy

I've fallen behind with my postings as we were out of town for a bit. I'd hoped to keep posting while away but we didn't have a whole lot of down time. So, it's catch up time.

79. 2005 Louis Latour Pinot Noir (AOC Bourgogne)

This is the second entry level Louis Latour we've tired, this one being a little truer to the family's Burgundy roots. Latour is unique in Burgundy for the fact that the winery has been family-owned and operated for over 200 years and 10 generations.

All the same, Bourgogne Pinot Noir is from the regional appellation and the fruit can come from any part of Burgundy. For a region where some of the best known wines come from holdings that can be as small as a couple of rows, this wine isn't going to be so caught up in the Burgundy love of terroir. In fact, it seemed more reminiscent of New World wines in its flavour profile with a lot of fruit up front. That ought to set French tongues a-waggin'.

Very approachable though and, at $22, it's a lot more approachable from a pocketbook point of view when it comes to Burgundy wines.

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