- Domaine Tollot-Beaut et Fils
- Pinot Noir
- 2014 - 2020
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Goedhuis, December 2011
Good robust wild dark berry fruits, this is a firm and tightly structured Aloxe with excellent depth and length.
Burghound, April 2012,
An exceptionally pretty and very pinot nose features fresh scents of kirsch, plum, spice and ample earth character. There is excellent richness but also good verve and tension to the lightly mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that possess enough muscle and punch to confirm the Aloxe origins. A lovely villages that is worth a look. Drink: 2018+.Comments: outstanding top value!
Jancis Robinson, January 2012,
Spicy fruit. Polished and easy on the palate. For relatively early drinking. Though there is still some tannin on the end. Drink 2014-2017
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.
With its neighbours, Ladoix Serrigny and Pernand Vergelesses, Aloxe-Corton has its own village and premier cru appellations but shares the two grand crus: Corton, a red made from Pinot Noir, and Corton Charlemagne, a white made from Chardonnay. The vines for both are planted on the hillsides underneath the plateau of Corton's woodland forest. The majority of Pinot Noir is planted in thesouthern and eastern sector where the soil is naturally rich with red iron clay giving additional body and power. Overall, the wines from Aloxe-Corton tend to be fruit forward and fleshy with a balance of round edges and fine concentration.