While the estate holds upward of 90-hectares under vine, planted to 80% of Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% of Merlot and 2% of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, only the 47 hectares surrounding the Château, called L’Enclos, are considered for the Grand Vin. Within L’Enclos, only vines aged at least 25 years are eligible for the flagship wine. For President, Frédéric Engerer, vineyard manager, Domingo Sanchez and the cellarmaster, Pierre-Henri Chabot, the grape selection is paramount to ensuring the longevity and consistency that we have come to know and love.
Ask anyone about Château Latour– and the first thing that comes to mind for most is the wine’s almost heroic capacity for age, alongside its unshakeable consistency. Regardless of the conditions of the vintage, between the teams in the vineyards and the cellar, the wines are always stellar. Highly tannic in their youth, the wines gracefully, yet stubbornly, refuse to surrender to time.