Domaine Tollot-BeautCorton-Bressandes Grand Cru 2016Product code: 3494
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The Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru is a muscular wine. The nose boasts opulent aromas of rich red berries, cured meats and sweet spice. On the palate the tannins are fine grained, giving the wine great structure. The flavours are layered and complex, with toasty notes from the oak lingering on the finish.
About the Winery
Established in 1880 in the ancient and the heritage-rich French town of Chorey-Les-Beaune, the Domaine Tollot Beaut is a family-owned wine estate. It was established by Francois Tollot, and is currently managed by the fifth generation of the Tollot family members. When this company began the process of bottling wines in 1921, it became one of the first companies in the Cote’d’Or regions to do so.
The grapes for their premium quality of wines are grown on 24 hectares of diverse soils that are spread across four communes in this region. They are Chorey-Les-Beaune, Savigny-Les-Beaune, Beaune and Aloxe Carton. Out of these the Chorey-Les-Beaune is the largest of all the four communes. Apart from these, the family owns one hectare of Corton Bressandes Grand Crus, from where the best wines are made.
Each of these communes is known for producing a distinct quality of fruits based on the soil texture and climatic conditions of that particular place. For example, the fruits produced at Chorey-Les-Beaune are known for their rich acidity and intensity. They are known for their silky tannin finishes as well. However, the grapes cultivated at Aloxe Carton are known for their structured tannins.
At the Grand Cru vineyards, the grapes have a high degree of concentrated flavours that sets it apart from the other types of grapes. The taste of red berries and other spices is definitely unmissable in these fruits. The Pinot Noirs are treated with a lot of care and precision in the cellars to give the right character to the wines.
20% new oak barrels are used for ageing the regional wines while 50% new oak barrels are used for the special Grand Crus. This helps to retain the original flavour and aroma of the fruits till the last stage. The best part of this family’s cellars is that it is way cooler than some of the best cellars you may find in Burgundy.