Forts de Latour 2017
- Producer: Château Latour
- Varietal: Red Blend
- Region: Bordeaux
- Alcohol: 13.0%
- Net volume: 750ml
- Vintage: 2017
Style GuideLight Intense
Château Latour is situated in the heart of the Médoc wine region, about 50 km north-west of Bordeaux, where the legend of Bordeaux vineyards began. Les Forts de Latour takes its name from an historic plot in the « Enclos ». The wine was first labelled with this name in 1966 and constant work on developing its quality has resulted in its achieving the level of a Médoc Grand Cru Classé. Les Forts de Latour is produced with the same meticulous care as the Grand Vin , both in the vineyard and in the winery. The only notable difference, apart from the origin of the grapes, is the proportion of new barrels (50 to 60%) used in the maturing stage The 2017 vintage Following a cold and dry winter, mild weather in March led to bud break occurring near to the normal time. Significant differences in day- and night-time temperatures were noticeable in April, which, along with the lack of rainfall, encouraged an even and regular development of the vines. Rainfall in May was concentrated over only 9 days and this, coupled with early-summer heat, led to an early flowering which took place quickly and evenly in sunny conditions. The dry and moderately hot summer of 2017 with its cool early mornings enabled the grapes to ripen evenly. Rainfall in the first couple of weeks of September did not compromise the crop and harvest went ahead in nearperfect conditions . Tasting notes Intense, deep colour. The nose has great aromatic depth and unveils delicate fruity notes. Delicious mouthfeel with fine, elegant tannins that lead to a superbly energetic finale.
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