Domaine Tollot Beaut 2020 Aloxe-Corton 750ml
Once again, a moderately fresh nose reflects notes of cassis, red and dark berries and warm earth. The exceptionally rich medium weight flavors possess fine mid-palate density along with good power and muscularity on the bitter pit fruit, rusticity and warm finale. This is impressive in its fashion though again, I wouldn't describe it as typical.
-- Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, 2022
This Domaine was created at the end of the 19th century and initially it only had vines in the commune of Chorey. Today, cousins Nathalie, Jean-Paul and Olivier look after 24 hectares of vineyards in the villages of Chorey, Beaune, Savigny and Aloxe-Corton. They believe that wine is a living substance, which is conceived and shared from birth to tasting, and they aim to offer the wine drinker unique sensations, precise aromas and refined pleasure which they achieve through great determination and unremitting attention to detail. As with most top domaines, the work in the vineyards is of the greatest importance, no fertilizers are used in an attempt to limit the vigor of the vines and a green harvest is done in the summer to help promote healthy grapes that will deliver balanced, subtle and complex aromas. After being hand harvested, the grapes are treated in the vat house to a mix of traditional methods (destalking and manual punching down of the caps) and modern techniques (pneumatic presses and temperature controlled fermentations). The wines are matured in a mix of new and used French oak casks for 16 to 18 months and are bottled at the Domaine under the best technical conditions possible.