Domaine Arnaud Ente
Originally from the north of France, the Ente family moved to the Bourgogne when Arnaud’s father married the daughter of winemaker Camille David from Puligny-Montrachet. Arnaud himself, who was born in 1966, installed himself in Meursault in 1992.
Arnaud also married the daughter of a wine-maker in 1991, just like his father: Marie-Odile Thévenot. After working with celebrity Coche-Dury, he decided to produce his owns wine, farmed from the vineyards of the Thévenot family.
He currently owns just 4 Ha of vineyards, including some 1er Crus, divided across 10 parcels, particularly in Meursault but also in Puligny-Montrachet. Only 4 people are working at the vineyards: Arnaud, Marie-Odile and 2 employees. His biggest holding is in the Meursault “En l’Ormeau” vineyard where he produces three types of wine, all made from the Chardonnay grape: Meursault AC MORE ...
Furthermore, he has small plots in the Meursault 1er cru vineyard “les Gouttes d’Or” (0.22 Ha) and Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Les Referts” (0.22 Ha). The topwines are fermented for 11 months in oak barrels before they are put in a tank for an additional 6 months of maturation. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration. Buttery richness, combined with minerality and terroir are the keywords to describe the wines from Domaine Arnaud Ente.
Since the production is very small and the wines are in high demand, it is almost impossible to find them. He furthermore produces a “Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire”, entirely made from Gamay Grapes, planted in 1938 and a red Volnay 1er Cru “Les Santenots du Milieu” made from Pinot Noir.
Maison Louis Latour
This famous and family-owned négociant and wine growing business has its headquarters in both Beaune and Aloxe-Corton in the Côte de Beaune region of Burgundy and is currently run by Louis-Fabrice Latour.
Although the Louis Latour family (they were also experienced in cooperage), bought their first vines in the Côte de Beaune already in 1731, the creation of Maison Louis Latour occured only in 1797. In 1815, the first wines were exported to Great Britain and during the 19th and beginning of the 20th century Maison Louis Latour was rapidly expanding, and they were supplying various royal families throughout Europe.
They own almost 50 Ha of vineyards, including the largest Grand Cru MORE ...
10,5 Ha of vineyards are situated in the Grand Cru Corton-Charlemagne, but other important Grand Cru plots are in Le Montrachet Grand Cru, Romanée-Saint Vivant Grand Cru, Chambertin Grand Cru and Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru “Les Demoiselles”.
All the wines produced are based on climate and terroir with respect to nature and tradition. The red wines are described as refined, elegant and distinguished and the white wines are structured, rich and well balanced. Especially the Grands Crus and Premiers Crus have a fabulous capacity for ageing. Maison Louis Latour also produces wines from the Ardèche (Viognier and Chardonnay) and Var region (Pinot Noir) at a competitive price.
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|Arnaud Ente • Meursault Clos des Ambres||2010||0,75||93||0||4||€ 519,00||€ 627,99|
|Arnaud Ente • Meursault Clos des Ambres||2015||0,75||0||3||€ 469,00||€ 567,49|
|Arnaud Ente • Meursault Gouttes D'Or||2010||0,75||92||0||1||€ 739,00||€ 894,19|
|Arnaud Ente • Meursault la Seve du Clos||2009||0,75||0||2||€ 849,00||€ 1.027,29|
|Arnaud Ente • Meursault la Seve du Clos||2010||0,75||94||0||1||€ 879,00||€ 1.063,59|
|Arnaud Ente • Meursault Les Petits Charrons||2011||0,75||91||18||3||€ 629,00||€ 761,09|
|Arnaud Ente • Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru les Referts||2009||0,75||93||0||3||€ 649,00||€ 785,29|