Wine Spectator: Louis-Fabrice Latour, President Of Burgundy’s Maison Louis Latour, Dies At 58September 7, 2022
Louis-Fabrice Latour, president of Maison Louis Latour, one of Burgundy’s most prominent and historic wine producers, died Sept. 5 of cancer. He was 58. “He will be missed tremendously by all the Burgundians in general and especially by those, like me, who have been his friend,” said Pierre-Henry Gagey, president of Maison Louis Jadot. “Louis-Fabrice played a considerable role in Burgundy in the past 20 years.”
Latour took the reins of the house from his father in 1999. Founded in 1797, the domaine’s holdings were already enviable, comprising 114 acres of mostly premiers and grands crus vineyards around the cellar on the hill of Corton. In addition, the house makes wines from Ardèche and the Var in the south of France.
Latour further expanded the company’s holdings by purchasing Simonnet-Febvre in Chablis in 2003 and Henry Fessy in Beaujolais in 2008, among other moves. Maison Louis Latour now produces about 750,000 cases of wine a year, making it one of the largest négociants in Burgundy. Wine Spectator has more on Latour’s life and career.