Bordeaux / France
Purchased in 1993 by the French billionaire industrialist François Pinault, whose empire was to grow to include Yves St Laurent, Gucci and Christies auctions houses. This once English owned Château production dates back to the 17th century on the current vineyards.
The Grand vin and the second wine of Fort de Latour are both of world class standard. The numbers on average are about 16-20,000 cases of Latour made each year, 10-12,000 cases of Les Forts de Latour, and a variable quantity of the generic Pauillac, (the 3rd wine produced.)
Hardly surprising in Pauillac the Cabernet Sauvignon dominates, accounting for 80% of the vineyard, with Merlot (18%) and Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot comprising the remaining 2%.