CHÂTEAU DE LA TOUR

CHÂTEAU DE LA TOUR

CLOS DE VOUGEOT
Owner:
Labet Family
Manager:
François Labet
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Clos de Vougeot is the largest grand cru in the Côte de Nuits, with over 100 parcels and around eighty owners. There is enormous diversity in terms of terroir – slopes, aspects, altitudes, drainage and underlying geology. Château de La Tour, established in 1890, is the largest owner of Clos de Vougeot. With six hectares of vines, this covers 12% of the appellation.
CHÂTEAU DE LA TOUR

Château de la Tour was built in 1890 by the ancestors of the current owners: the Labet and Déchelette families. These same families trace their roots in wine since the end of the 15th century. Château de la Tour is built in the higher section, not far from the cistercian manor which belongs to the Chevalier du Tastevin.
The winegrowing and commercial activities are directed by François Labet.

The Clos de Vougeot is surely one of the most famous vineyard of the Côte de Nuits it is located right next to the Musigny and Romanée-Conti domains.
The surface of the Château's vineyards is 6 hectares, making it the largest of Clos de Vougeot. Château de la Tour wines are the only Clos-Vougeot Grand Cru to be harvested, vinified, raised and bottled within the walls of Clos de Vougeot, just like in the old days of the monks. They are wines of tradition, with a stunning ageing potential and made to cellar 10 years+ minimum.
The work is mostly manual, as each vinestock (there are 10 000 per hectare) is very carefully pruned, de-budded, and the thinned out when the number of grapes per stock (there should never be more than six) is judged too high. The harvest is of course manual, and the grapes transported in wicker baskets allows for the juices to flow out, avoiding oxidation. After being carefully sorted out, the entire harvest, still with stalks, will macerate and ferment for a long time, under strictly controlled temperatures. The wines of Château de la Tour are Grands Crus of tradition. They are backed by the most modern techniques: stainless steel vats, pneumatic presses, associated with very low yields and the clever use of new wood according to the strength of the wine.

"There are no good wines without good grapes". As nothing is more important at Château de la Tour.