Louis Latour : Beaune 1er cru "Vignes Franches" 2016

Louis Latour : Beaune 1er cru "Vignes Franches" 2016

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Louis Latour : Beaune 1er cru "Vignes Franches" 2016

A complex and round Beaune 1er Cru

The estate

Founded in 1797, Domaine Louis Latour is currently run by the family’s 11th generation and is headed by Louis-Fabrice Latour. As a wine merchant and grower, Louis Latour owns the largest estate of Grands Crus in Burgundy.

The vineyard

Comprising 48 hectares of vines, 27 hectares of which are Grand Crus, the Louis Latour estate is the largest owner of Grand Crus in Burgundy. Although the village of Aloxe-Corton is the family’s home, the Louis Latour estate has gradually spread across the most beautiful Burgundian appellations, such as the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune.

The wine

The name of this Beaune Premier Cru "Vignes Franches" wine refers to the time when the former owners of this plot did not pay royalties to the Lord. The "Vignes Franches" parcel is located on a mid-slope and lies on very fine gravelly soil which allows the water infiltration to drain away.

Vinification and ageing

The vinification process is carried out in a traditional manner in open-top vats with 100% malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged for 10 to 12 months in French oak barrels, 25% of which are new and stem from Louis Latour’s cooperage.

The blend

Pinot Noir (100%).

Louis Latour’s Beaune 1er cru "Vignes Franches" 2016: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting


The Beaune 1er Cru "Vignes Franches" 2016 by Louis Latour showcases a deep garnet red colour.


Complex and elegant, the nose blends fragrances of roasted hazelnuts with notes of black cherry and liquorice.


Beautifully round, the palate reveals aromas of black fruits (blackcurrant) along with notes of liquorice. Exuding freshness, the finish weaves into a subtle notes of plants, reminiscent of leaves.

Food and wine pairing

This fine Burgundian red wine will complement stewed meat dishes such as beef bourguignon, game such as woodcock, duck breast. Soft cheeses such as Camembert will pair beautifully with this Beaune 1er Cru.


For an optimal tasting experience, we recommend serving this wine between 15 and 17°C.


Louis Latour's Beaune 1er Cru "Vignes Franches" 2016 can be cellared until 2026.

Wine critic
Louis Latour : Beaune 1er cru "Vignes Franches" 2016
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J. Robinson
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Sweet suggestions of raspberry and cherry mingle with subtle carnal nuances in a largely fruit-driven and slightly jammy bouquet, introducing the 2016 Beaune 1er Cru Les Vignes Franches, a medium-bodied, succulent and open-knit red with melting tannins and a sapid finish. This complete but uncomplicated effort will make friends in its youth.