Jean-Pierre Latour is your archetypal small Burgundian grower. A visit to the winery involves little more than popping under the garage to the cuverie and barrel cellar, squeezing in amongst the tanks to find a perch for your glass. The quantities here are tiny, with Jean-Pierre’s vines split amongst over thirteen vineyards in Meursault, Puligny, Pommard and Volnay. Ask nicely and you might even get to try the miniscule amount of red Meursault made here.
Both the Latours and the Girauds have a long family history in Burgundy and everything about the domaine speaks of unpretentious, authentic winemaking. The house style is classic Meursault: ripe and full but finely balanced too with that peculiarly French word, nervosité.