Pinot Noir, Domaine de Valmoissine, Louis Latour 2019
A deliciously good affordable pinot noir and at £12.95 a bottle considerably underpriced. We have been advised that future vintages will be much more expensive, especially in light of the disastrously small 2021 harvest, and frankly if they are (within reason), they will still be very good value.
The south facing vineyards are in the Coteaux du Verdon close to the Gorges du Verdon (the largest canyon in Europe and utterly spectacular). At 500 meters above sea level the vineyards benefit from cool summer nights which allow the grapes to reach perfect maturity at the same time as Louis Latour's Grand Cru vineyards in Corton. This is a gorgeous ripe pinot with elegance and finesse that you will not find in Burgundy for double the price - a great wine.
- Esme Johnstone, Co-Founder of FromVineyardsDirect
How does the wine taste?
Ripe red fruits jump from the glass enticing you to a bright cherry-led palate which is round and silky smooth. A delicious pinot with a southern French lift. Terrific value.
What do the critics say?
"The vineyards are fairly high here so the heat of the day is tempered by the cool of the night leading to a delightfully accessible, deliciously fresh, raspberry-rich, tannin-light Pinot."
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator (previous vintage)
A very well made Pinot Noir as one would expect from Louis Later and a bargain at the price. Mellow and full of fruit flavours, plums and cherries to the fore. Goes very well with game. Deserves much better than an IGP classification.