If I was forced to choose a single wine to drink for the rest of my life, it would probably be white Burgundy from France. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t be able to drink much of it because white Burgundy (and red Burgundy too) tends to be pretty pricey.
Thankfully, I would be able to afford to drink a terrific bang-for-the-buck white Burgundy from France, courtesy of Maison Louis Latour. Louis Latour Bourgogne Chardonnay sells for a mere $20.99 here, but tastes much pricier.
As you probably know, French white Burgundy is made with Chardonnay grapes. In this case they’re from the Bourgogne appellation of the Côte-d’Or. The hand-picked Chardonnay comes from vines grown in clay and limestone soil that average around 30 years old. Since Latour Bourgogne Chardonnay is aged in stainless steel vats, it’s very clean and not oaky at all. It’s a well-balanced, elegant wine with citrus aromas and beautiful white fruit flavors of apricot and pear, along with some hazelnut notes.
Maison Louis Latour Bourgogne Chardonnay would be especially welcome in warm weather with grilled fish, shellfish, and light pasta dishes with cream or lemon. Although, I admit I really enjoyed this wine with takeout fried chicken from Tupelo restaurant in Park City. It’s pretty versatile.
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Originally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.
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