Region: Burgundy, France
Domaine Tollot Beaut Aloxe Corton 1er Cru les Fourniers, Grand Cru 2016
The Tollot cousins, Natalie, Jean-Paul and Olivier run this Chorey-lès-Beaune-based house. They only produce ‘domaine’ wines drawing from 24 hectares of vines found in the communes of Chorey, Beaune Savigny and Aloxe.
Tollot-Beaut were among the group of pioneering Burgundians who started producing and bottling their own wines in the early part of the 20th century. As rich in tradition as this Domaine is, under Nathalie Tollot, no one rests on their laurels and a premium is placed on quality. Money is spent on new oak every year to ensure a good stock of healthy barrels which provide the perfect resting place for their magnificent wines. However, it is the vineyard where most of the investment goes on. They employ twice as many people per hectare than any of their neighbours to restrict the vigour of the vines and therefore increase the chances of ripe concentrated grapes being produced every year.
The wines remain respectful to their origins while sharing characteristic spicy, toasty and cherry fruit flavours.
“91-93/100. (Wine Advocate)