Château de La Tour is a wine producer in Burgundy, making a range of Grand Cru wines in the Clos Vougeot vineyard. It is the largest landholder in the famously fragmented Pinot Noir vineyard, owning nearly 11 percent of the land.
The estate’s holdings total around 5.5 hectares (13 acres), in plots on the middle and upper slopes of the Clos. Château de la Tour’s best parcel is planted to vines that are more than 100 years old, and are the source for the Cuvée Vieilles Vignes and Cuvée Hommage Jean Morin wines, named after owner François Labet’s grandfather.
The château itself was built in 1890, and today serves as the winery for both Chateau de la Tour and Domaine Pierre Labet wines. The grapes are whole-bunch fermented and then matured in French oak barrels for 16-18 months. The proportion of new oak depends on the cuvée – 50 percent for the regular Clos Vougeot cuvée and 100 percent for the Vieilles Vignes and Cuvée Hommage Jean Morin wines.