- Domaine Tollot-Beaut et Fils
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2030
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2016
Forward and open even in its youth, focusing on pure red cherries and raspberries. The fruit has an almost crystalline nature on the attack and then evolves with an easy viscosity. Soft and generous.
Neal Martin, December 2016,
The 2015 Beaune 1er Cru Clos du Roi has a very well defined and pure bouquet with red cherries, crushed strawberry and rose petal scents that seem to gain clarity and harmony in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe red cherry and cranberry fruit, a touch of pomegranate just behind with fine mineralité on the finish. Superb - one of the best examples that I have tasted from Tollot-Beaut. Drink 2018-2028
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.