Tollot-Beaut’s Aloxe-Corton is from vines planted between 1973 and 1993. The wine shows aromas and flavors of red cherries, red plum, violets, and earth with bright acidity and moderate tannins. It is aged for 18 months in 25% new Burgundian pièce.
The Tollot family represents a long lineage of winegrowers dating back to the late 1880s when François Tollot began planting vineyards in Chorey-lès-Beaune. His son, Alexandre Tollot, continued in his father’s footsteps and married Aurélie Beaut. In 1921, Tollot-Beaut became one of the first to bottle their wines under the domaine and started exporting their wines to the U.S. shortly thereafter. Today, cousins Nathalie, Jean-Paul, and Olivier Tollot are in charge. The wines of Tollot-Beaut are well-known for their serious but pleasing style across a range of appellations from Bourgogne to Grand Cru.
“A very fresh and relatively high-toned nose speaks of red cherry, violet, crushed fennel and plenty of earth. There is excellent volume and richness to the delicious and caressing medium weight flavors that also possess fine mid-palate concentration before concluding in a dusty and youthfully austere finish that delivers fine depth and length for a villages level Aloxe. Worth considering provided you're prepared to give it at least 3 to 4 years of bottle age first.”