Latour a Pomerol, 2006, 750ML

SKU: 881657
Sub region: Pomerol
Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Rating: Wine Advocate 94

Latour à Pomerol is an 8 hectares property located in Pomerol and named after the tower that decorates the Chateau.

It was acquired by Madame Loubat, who also owned Petrus, in 1917. In 1961 Madame Loubat left the Chateau to her niece Madame Lilly Loubat-Lacoste who owned the Chateau for 40 years until discretely donated to a Charity Foundation called Foyer de Charité de Châteauneuf-de-Galaure.

Since 1962 until now the Chateau vineyards are farmed by the Moeix family with the same technique used for its other clients Chateau Lafleur, Petrus, Lafleur Petrus, among others.

The vineyard of Latour a Pomerol is characterized by the diversity of its soils and it's divided into 2 plots.

The first is known as Les Grandes Vignes and is located on a gravel and clay outpost next to the Church of Pomerol. The second plot lies on loam, lighter soils on the western side of the appellation near the Chateau.

The vines are hand harvested and then fermented in temperature controlled concrete vats. The wine is matured in small oak french barrels, 50% new, for 18 months.

A blend of 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc