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Located in Meursault, Domaine Latour-Giraud has existed for 3 centuries. The Latour family is one of the oldest families in the region, the oldest known ancestor being Jean Latour-Boillot who was born in 1680. The domaine of Latour-Giraud in its current state was created in 1958 when a Latour married a Giraud. Today it stands at 10 hectares and makes an impressive 12 appellations of white and 4 appellations of red. Its known for producing very poised and pretty wines which are well-priced.
Meursault is the first great white wine area that one stumbles upon on leaving Beaune. Unlike other white dominated appellations in Burgundy, Meursault has no grand cru vineyards. It nonetheless has significant flair and power which make up for this deficiency. Indeed, if tasted blind some of these wines could even surpass other Burgundian grand crus. They are no fainting daisies. This may partially be due to Meursault's lower water table which enables the roots to delve deep in the soil picking up many trace minerals and which further stresses the vines. In addition, the cellars are more profound and cooler, enabling long fermentations, which increase complexity and longevity. Some interesting red wines are also made.