is right in the center of the Médoc, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of the city of Bordeaux. The château was purchased in 1993 by François Pinault, who quickly launched major renovations that allow Château Latour to continue its quest for perfection. The flagship wine here is a Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classé (as ranked in 1855).
The vineyards of Château Latour are mostly on gravel hills overlooking the Gironde estuary, with a combination of gravelly soil and a clay subsoil that makes this terroir unique. The drive to modernize the estate has inspired the owner to work the vineyards according to the principles of biodynamics.
Château Latour's flagship wine is made mainly from Cabernet Sauvignon, which occupies 80% of the property's vineyards, and Merlot. The remainder is Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The wine is matured in French oak barrels for up to two years before bottling. This grand cru is elegant and concentrated, with a bouquet that will continue to develop for ten or fifteen years. After that much aging, Château Latour reveals itself to be one of the world's greatest crus.
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