- Domaine Tollot-Beaut et Fils
- Pinot Noir
- 2018 - 2028
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2014
On the Côte de Nuits side of Beaune, this wine is full of sweetness and ripeness, with its rich flavours of cocoa and dark spice. The tannins are ripe and rounded and this is a lovely rewarding style. Delicious length.
Sarah Marsh, November 2014,
Full and juicy; a rounded palate; plenty of ripe strawberry fruit; touch of ‘cherry pie’. It is generous. It will be a crown pleaser with its easy, expressive character and soft tannin. Not very concentrated mid palate though. Score 17.5.
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.