The family-run company of Maison Louis Latour is one of the most known négociant-éléveurs in Burgundy, who also produces wine outside of the region from the Ardèche and the Côteaux de Verdon (in Provence). The Latour family themselves have been viticulteurs since the 17th century, slowly building up a unique Domaine of 50 hectares (125 acres). This Domaine has the largest Grand Cru vineyard holdings in the Côte d'Or with a total of 28,63 hectares (71,58 acres). The vineyards extend from Chambertin in the north to Chevalier-Montrachet in the south and are solely planted with the two noble grape varieties - Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
All of the grapes from their own vineyards are vinified and aged in the modern cuverie of Château Corton Grancey in Aloxe-Corton. It was the first purpose-built cuverie in France and remains the oldest still-functioning. A unique rail-way system with elevators allows the entire wine-making process to be achieved by the use of gravity. This eliminates the threat of oxidation from unnecessary pumping of the must. Since 1985, Louis Latour has been selling the wines of its own vineyards under the name Domaine Louis Latour while its négociant wines are labeled under Maison.
They are also unique in the region as they are the largest producer to flash pasteurize their red wines before bottling. They feel that this is the best way to stabilize the wine, ensuring the most safeguarded cellaring.