Château Latour

“L’Enclos”, the soul of a unique first Growth

Château Latour is situated in the heart of the Médoc wine region, about 50 km north-west of Bordeaux, where the legend of the vineyards of Bordeaux began. The Château’s prime terroir, l’Enclos, overlooks the estuary of the Gironde river which, over the centuries, has given the vineyard its geological complexity and, on a daily basis, ensure a mild climate.

In the years since 1993, under the leadership of François Pinault, the estate’s owner, significant changes have been made with a view to maintaining Château Latour’s pursuit of excellence in the wines that it produces. The 92 hectares of the estate are locally managed by Frédéric Engerer and his team. All the men and women working at Château Latour in both the vineyard and the cellar are motivated by a search of perfection.

Most of Château Latour’s vines are planted on gravelly hilltops that stand 12 to 16 meters above the Gironde estuary. The fortunate combination of the Gironde, layers of gravel on the surface and clay subsoil gives Château Latour’s terroir advantages that few other vineyards can claim. It is the grapes from the 47 hectares that surround the Château, known as “l’Enclos” that may potentially be used in the production of the Grand Vin.

The estate is planted with about 76% of Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% of Merlot and 2% of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

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