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This fragrant red comes from Chassagne-
Montrachet, a Burgundy appellation that’s
famous for both red and white wines.
What You Need To Know
The village of Chassagne, the source
of this red, lies at the southern end of the Côte d’Or, a 30-milelong
stretch of vineyards in Burgundy that produces the world’s
greatest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. Chassagne’s most
prestigious bottlings come from the nearby hill of Montrachet,
a grand cru. But in a terrific vintage like 2009, village-level cuvées
like this one can offer terrific value, especially from a reliable
name like Louis Latour. Founded in 1797, the company is still
family-run, having been passed down from father to son for 10
Aromatic black cherry
and earth notes.
Juicy cherry flavors with a
lightly spicy edge.
Cellar temperature—the bottle should be
cool to the touch.
Meaty fish (salmon, tuna);
poultry and veal.