Founded in the 1880s, Tollot-Beaut remains amongst the best value and consistently rewarding growers in the Cote de Beaune. They were one of the first to begin domaine bottling their wines in 1921 and now 24ha strong, helmed by fifth generation Nathalie Tollot, with assistance from her father, uncle and cousins, this remains very much a family affair. Based in Chorey-Le-Beaune, they also have holdings in Aloxe Corton, Savigny and Corton itself (as well as a terrific 1er Cru Beaune ‘Greves’ – one of my favourite hidden gem vineyards). Dependably showing pretty and charming, supple red fruits, the recent solar vintages have shone a light (literally) on the those appellations around the foothills of Corton traditionally known for more rustic styles, and the domaine’s wines have taken on an extra richness and depth, with plusher, more sophisticated and structured tannins. They remain very attractive and attractively priced too.
"There is a hint of herbaceousness to the otherwise fresh and ripe red pinot fruit, spice and earth elements that actually adds breadth. The broad-shouldered, concentrated and punchy medium weight plus flavors possess fine size and weight along with a certain muscularity on the extract-rich finish. In typical Fournières fashion, this is a robust and rustic effort with mouth coating tannins and as such it will require extended cellaring." 90 pts, Allen Meadows, Burghound