- Domaine Tollot-Beaut et Fils
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2030
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Goedhuis, November 2018
This shows a darker fruit spectrum than the preceding wines. The Montagne de Beaune protects this premier cru from the west wind, and you can taste the maturity of fruit here in its blackcurrant notes and grippy texture where dense tannins push the wine along the length of the palate. The new oak supports the robust character of this wine well.
Neal Martin, January 2019,
The 2017 Beaune Les Grèves 1er Cru is matured in 50% new oak, the maximum Nathalie Tollot believes this vineyard should accept. The wood does come through more prominently on the nose compared to the Clos du Roi, and the palate is quite sinewy at the moment. A broad-shouldered Les Grèves with good acidity and quite a tight grip on the broody, slightly introspective finish. Give this two or three years in bottle. 2022 - 2035
Burghound, April 2019,
This is also quite ripe though again it remains fresh while offering up a well-layered nose of cassis, black raspberry, spice and newly turned earth. There is slightly better energy and lovely detail if not quite the same concentration to the middle weight flavors, all wrapped in a solidly mineral-driven, balanced and youthfully austere finish. This is pretty much a classic Grèves. Drink 2025+
Domaine Tollot-Beaut et Fils
The wines of Tollot-Beaut are some of the best we taste every vintage. Uncomplicated, pure and fresh, they epitomize everything that we love about wines from the Côte de Beaune. In addition, their fleshiness and approachability makes them perfect for cynics who claim that Burgundy is not their cup of tea. The 22-hectare domaine has been family-owned for years. Today, the young, friendly and exceptionally bright Nathalie Tollot manages the domaine with her cousins. The wines are vinified fairly traditionally. About 40% of the crop is de-stemmed, though this varies depending on vintage. The wines are fermented in open-top wooden vats before being aged in oak barrels that are 10-50% new. Very lightly fined and filtered before bottling, the resulting wines are often opulent with noticeable density, always clean and superbly pure. Just wonderful Burgundy.
The viticultural capital of Burgundy, Beaune was the headquarters to the Duchy in the 13th century and is now home to many winemakers and négociants. The appellation of Beaune includes both reds and white wines, though the quantity of red is significantly greater. The soils are predominantly sandier than either those to the north in Aloxe Corton or those to the south in Volnay or Pommard, producing wines that are supple and early drinking in nature. Similar to other surrounding Côte de Beaune appellations, there are no grand crus, but it does offer 42 premier cru sites, some of which are exceptional. These include Les Grèves, Les Teurons and Les Vignes Franches.