Tollot Beaut – the jewel of Chorey lès Beaune
Chorey lès Beaune lies to the north-east of Beaune, and is home to one of our favourite domaines, and one of the nicest growers in Burgundy, Nathalie Tollot. Nathalie runs the estate with her two cousins, Jean-Paul and Olivier Tollot. Their deep, cool cellars house the wine of their substantial domaine that stretches across Chorey, Savigny, Beaune, Aloxe and Corton. They make fleshy, opulent wines with plenty of body and a nice lick of oak.
Chorey itself, although void of any premiers crus, is a brilliant source of well-priced village Burgundy. Tollot-Beaut’s monopole La Pièce du Chapitre is the most respected wine of the village. It is a great introduction to red Burgundy, it cellars well, and has the structure and style to match excellently with relatively rich food. Uncomplicated and delicious, this cuvée will convert any Burgundy sceptic.