Domaine Tollot Beaut "Chorey Les Beaune" 2017
(Burgundy, France) - [AG 89-91]
Regular price $68.00 Sale price $57.97 Save $10.03
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Notes from the Winemaker:
Chorey-lès-Beaune lies on the plains below the Cote d'Or escarpment with 336 acres almost exclusively planted with Pinot Noir. Initially, the Tollot family owned vines only in Chorey, but successive generations made small acquisitions in Savigny-lès-Beaune, Aloxe-Corton, and Beaune for a current total of 60 acres.
Most of the wine grown in Chorey-lès-Beaune is bottled as Côte de Beaune-Villages, a catchall appellation that allows several villages to blend their red wines. Tollot-Beaut is proud of their village and produces this classic example from vines planted between 1992 and 1998. The wine spent 18 months in 25% new Burgundian pièce.
A good Chorey-lès-Beaune should display aromas and flavors typical of red wines from Beaune with red fruits and flowers coupled with freshness and minerals. Tollot-Beaut is bright and perfumed with red cherries and slightly coarse tannins. This is a classic rustic red wine.
Red Burgundy might be the world’s most flexible food wine. The wine’s high acidity, medium body, medium alcohol, and low tannins make it very food-friendly. Red Burgundy, with its earthy and sometimes gamey character, is a classic partner to roasted game birds, grilled duck breast, and dishes that feature mushrooms, black truffles, or are rich in umami.
Ratings & Reviews
89-91 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"The 2017 Chorey-lès-Beaune Village is the usual blend of three sectors of the appellation that Nathalie Tollot blended in the proportion of what will represent the final blend, since each is raised separately. It sees no new oak. The perfumed cranberry and wild strawberry bouquet is nicely defined, and the pretty palate shows quite sharp acidity that lends freshness and edginess. I like the fruit profile here - very pure and full of life with a vigorous, refreshing finish that leaves a spicy residue. Very fine." - Neal Martin (Jan 2019)
Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"A more elegant if similar nose offers up just a bit more complexity that is also the case for the equally succulent and rich medium weight flavors that also flash a hint of bitter cherry on the slightly firmer finish. This too would make a nice choice for an upper level house red that also could be enjoyed young but cellared for a few years as well." - (Apr 10, 2019)