- Domaine Tollot-Beaut et Fils
- Pinot Noir
- 2026 - 2040
- Case size
- Available Later
Goedhuis, December 2020
The Montagne de Beaune protects this Premier Cru from the west wind and so it always has a feeling of warmth to it. Rich and intense, packed with red fruit flavours of strawberries and raspberries. Generous structure and appealing sweet fruit give length and charm.
Neal Martin, December 2020,
The 2019 Beaune Les Grèves 1er Cru has lower alcohol than the Clos du Roi and I find it possesses more "Pinoté" character on the nose, more terroir expression. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity. Quite harmonious, leading to a smooth, slightly savory finish. Very fine. Drink 2022 - 2035
Matthew Jukes, December 2020,
Yet another T-B which has knocked it out of the park in 2019, this is a fantastic Beaune, but a word of warning here, because there is a load of tannin lurking with intent on the finish and while it might be overlooked by many, I can assure you that this is a wine which ought not to be attacked early so you give it time to perform at the top of its game.
Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
Picked first at 8am on the first day (13.9%). Medium deep purple, the nose comes across as a bit fresher than the Clos du Roi. Indeed, there is greater precision to the nose, less over-ripe. Stricter fruit, still dark, some blackcurrant with the raspberry. Becomes richer at the finish and really fills out the back palate. More tannins, but fully ripe, and very long. 4 stars
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.