Domaine Tollot-Beaut

Burgundy, France

Run by Nathalie Tollot, the 24 hectare Domaine Tollot-Beaut sits in the middle of Chorey-Lès-Beaune on the Rue Alexandre Tollot, named in honour of Nathalie’s great grandfather who was for many years the Mayor of Chorey. The Beaut part of the domain’s name comes from Alexandre’s wife - Aurélie Beaut. Nathalie Tollot may well be the face of the domaine, but many other members of the Tollot family assist her, both in the winery and in the vineyards.

Founded in the 1880s, Nathalie Tollot is the fifth generation of her family to run the domaine. Tollot-Beaut originally only owned vineyards in Chorey, although successive generations made small acquisitions in Savigny, Aloxe and Beaune e.g. Corton Bressandes in the 1930s, Savigny Champs-Chevrey in the 1950s and, most recently, their new monopole Chorey-Lès-Beaune Pièce du Chapitre.

Much of the depth and appeal of the wines at Tollot-Beaut can be attributed to the high proportions of old vine Pinot Fin, a very old and delicate strain of Pinot Noir widely considered to be one of the most desirable for the stunning purity of its fruit. More recently, the domaine has employed a nursery to develop clones of this highly sought after Pinot Noir vine.