The appellation of Montagny lies approximately 30 kilometres south of Beaune in the rolling folds and hills of the southern part of the Côte Chalonnaise. Montagny is a 100% white wine appellation originating solely from Chardonnay grapes and giving a fresh white wine that is an uncomplicated representation of its parent grape variety. Louis Latour selects only those wines from grapes with a high natural sugar content which constitutes the most reliable indicator of maturity, and therefore quality. Once purchased, the wine is nurtured by the cellarmen at Maison Louis Latour who carefully rack the young Montagny off its lees in the days before bottling.
Vinification & Ageing
Fermentation: Traditional in stainless steel vats, temperature controlled with complete malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: 8 to 10 months ageing in stainless steel vats
Gold color with green hues - rich nose with aromas of cut hay, almonds and hazelnuts - lively and elegant on the palate with a good length - to drink within 2 to 3 years.
Food Pairing: Asparagus - rabbit galantine - trout with almonds - sheep's cheese.
Average vine age: 30 years
Soil: Limestone, chalk and clay.
Average yield: 45hl/ha
Cellaring Potential: 3-5 years
Serving temperature: 12-14°C