Macon-Lugny Les Genievres by Louis Latour is easily one of our best selling white wines and we have this particular in a larger format – a Macon-Lugny Magnum! The village of Lugny is located high up in the south of the Macon region in Burgundy and it has a great reputation for its white wines. It is well known that the village of Lugny, hence Macon-Lugny, with its limestone soils and warm climate, produces the most coveted white wines of the region. The vineyard of Les Genièvres is one of the best in the area so make sure you don’t confuse this with a Macon-Lugny Magnum from lesser vineyards. The internationally acclaimed Maison Louis Latour selects the best grapes of this village, which thanks to its terroir, was the only village planted with Chardonnay 30 years ago.
A beautiful wine with a light golden pale robe and greenish highlights, with muscat like aromas and notes of liquorice. It has excellent roundness to it, ready to drink now but will age surprisingly well.
This Macon-Lugny Magnum has no oak ageing or fermentation and is produced in state-of-the-art temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Once fermentation has been completed it was aged for 8-10 months in stainless steel tanks. The 2017 Macon-Lugny ‘Les Genièvres’ is characterized by a pale yellow colour and an aromatic nose of citrus fruit. The mouth is ample and offers delicious musky flavors with a beautiful intense finish.
From the heart of their domaine on the Corton hillside, Maison Louis Latour have witnessed more than two centuries of Burgundian history.
Founded in 1797 Maison Louis Latour has survived the ages and has become a natural custodian of Burgundy’s ancient traditions. Authentic and determinedly independent, the House has always made it a point of honour to remain family owned. It is now run by the seventh Louis Latour who represents the 11th generation of the founding family, who like each generation before him, has worked hard to preserve the company’s unique heritage whilst ensuring the future with an ambitious and visionary spirit.
The Latour family Domaine has been built up over the years with patience and determination, and today, covers 50 hectares of exceptional vineyard which are recognised each vintage for the quality of their wines.