Maison Louis Latour, Saint Véran (Burgundy, France) “Les Deux Moulins” 2020

($35, Louis Latour, USA):  The Saint Véran appellation abuts Pouilly-Fuissé and, unsurprisingly, the wines are similar.  Though when tasting the same producer’s Saint Véran next to their Pouilly-Fuissé, the latter always comes away the winner, at least until you see the prices.  Vineyards in Pouilly-Fuissé have just been granted premier cru status and that has resulted in a price increase even for the non-premier cru wines.  So, expect to see a lot more Saint Véran on the market to fill the price void.  Latour’s is an excellent place to start to explore this appellation.  As much as I liked Latour Mâcon-Lugny, their Saint Véran just has more elegance and finesse to accompany its depth and vivacity.  You and you banker will decide what to drink this summer.
91 Michael Apstein Mar 28, 2023