Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
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.