- Domaine Tollot-Beaut et Fils
- Pinot Noir
- 2020 - 2028
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2017
Again, there was no option but to blend their two premiers crus, Lavières and Champ Chevrey. Masses of dark black fruits, with a bite of cranberry lifting the palate on the attack. A well-structured wine, but sadly almost a collector’s item, there is so little of it.
Neal Martin, December 2017,
The 2016 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru is a blend of Les Lavières and Champ Chevrey, as frost blighted both vineyards. It has a clean, ripe, quite generous bouquet with raspberries, cranberry jus and white flower aromas, gentle at first but gaining intensity with aeration, the oak here nicely integrated (three new barrels among eleven). The palate is rounded and very supple on the entry with lovely redcurrant and strawberry notes, filigree tannin and a detailed, precise finish that is a pure joy. Recommended. Drink 2020-2030
Decanter, January 2018,
In 2016 the Tollots’ two Savigny premiers crus, Lavières and Champ-Chevrey, were blended together as both were frosted. The result is attractive, opening in the glass with notes of sappy red cherry, spice and a framing of new wood. On the palate the wine is fresh, concentrated and intense, with edgy, racy acids which will need some time in the cellar to integrate. Drinking Window 2024 - 2040
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 picturesque village of Savigny-lès-Beaune, just to the north of Beaune, is a relatively prolific producer in Burgundian terms. Less serious than its neighbours, Pommard and Volnay, these are nonethless delicious wines - perfumed, delicate and elegant. A tiny amount of white is produced.