Louis Latour, Former President of Burgundy Winery Maison Louis Latour, Dies at 83April 6, 2016
Louis Latour, who ran Burgundy wine company Maison Louis Latour from 1958 to 1998, died yesterday of heart failure. He was 83.
“He had a good life,” his son Louis-Fabrice, current president of the business, told Wine Spectator. “He was one of the grands Monsieurs of Burgundy. He has done great things for Maison Latour. We are what we are today because of him.”
Latour took the helm of the family company during challenging times. Maison Latour had lost significant markets for its wines during a period of two world wars, American Prohibition, the Great Depression and issues over family succession.
Undaunted, he rebuilt the business by being nimble, and followed his vision even when it was controversial. Wine Spectator has more on Latour’s life and career.
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