- Domaine Tollot-Beaut et Fils
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2034
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Goedhuis, December 2019
The Montagne de Beaune protects this premier cru from the west wind and you can feel the warmth of its location and the summer in this wine. This shows a darker fruit spectrum than the preceding wines with feeling of small tight dark berries. Brooding and intense, with some tight central tannins, there are layers of sweet fruit and the finish is long and concentrated.
Neal Martin, January 2020,
The 2018 Beaune Grèves 1er Cru, from the domaine’s 0.5 hectares in the center of the vineyard, has a perfumed, floral, orange pith and red cherry bouquet. It feels light and airy. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins. There is a fine bead of acidity here and a slightly lactic, dark chocolate-tinged finish of moderate length. Fine. Drink 2021-2030
Burghound, April 2020,
A slightly fresher though still clearly ripe nose is comprised by notes of a variety of dark berries, cassis, game and a whiff of smoke. The rich, full-bodied and concentrated medium-bodied flavors also possess a relatively sleek mouthfeel, all wrapped in powerful, palate coating and very serious finale. Patience will be required if you wish to see this robust effort at its peak. Outstanding. Drink 2030+
Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
Planted 1960s having owned the land since phylloxera. A dense bright crimson colour. This is powerful and ripe but clearly has more grip than the Clos du Roi with only a tiny trace of heat at the back. This should hold together very well. Great length.
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.