Latour à Pomerol, a small, yet immensely esteemed wine estate that is nestled in the Pomerol appellation within Bordeaux. It should not be confused with Château Latour, the other Bordeaux producer. Château Latour à Pomerol boasts vineyards situated in close proximity to notable estates like Château Clinet, Château Feytit Clinet, and Château Trotanoy.
The estate has gained widespread recognition for crafting some of Bordeaux's most iconic wines, with a particularly stellar reputation during the prosperous post-World War II era. However, their history dates to the mid to late 1800s when it was originally marketed under the name La-Tour-Pomerol. In its early years, the property belonged to the Garitey family before being acquired by Madame Loubat, who also owned the famed Petrus estate in 1917. Madame Loubat retained ownership until her passing in 1961 when it passed into the hands of her niece, Lily Lacoste. Presently, Château Latour à Pomerol is managed by Ets. Moueix, though the Lacoste family remains the owners. In a charitable gesture, they donated the estate to the Foundation de Foyers de Charite de Chateauneuf de Galaure in 2002.
The vineyards of Latour à Pomerol benefit from the unique terroir of Pomerol, characterized by clay and gravel soils, as well as a favourable microclimate. Merlot is the dominant grape variety cultivated here, with a lesser presence of Cabernet Franc. The winemaking process is steeped in tradition, with meticulous attention to detail, from hand-harvesting the grapes to the careful aging of the wine in oak barrels. This type of craftsmanship results in wines that are celebrated for their elegance, finesse, and complexity. Dark fruit flavours, delicate floral notes, and a velvety texture are hallmarks of Latour à Pomerol wines. While they can be enjoyed relatively young, they also possess the ability to evolve and gain further complexity with age.
In the world of fine wine, Latour à Pomerol remains an iconic and highly sought-after name, a testament to the enduring quality of Bordeaux's winemaking heritage.Read more