Domaine Tollot Beaut "Corton Bressandes" Grand Cru 2017 (Burgundy, France) - [BH 93] [AG 91-93]

Domaine Tollot Beaut "Corton Bressandes" Grand Cru 2017
(Burgundy, France) - [BH 93] [AG 91-93]

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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.

Corton is a visually impressive Grand Cru, a freestanding hill that overlooks the rest of the Côte de Beaune to the south. Producers of Corton have the option of labeling the wine as simply “Corton,” or adding the name of one of 28 individual climats that make up this Corton Grand Cru. Corton-Bressandes is a well-known, east-facing climat with high limestone content.

Tasting Notes:
Bressandes is highly expressive, firm, and powerful thanks to the high limestone content of its soil. Often cited as one of the very best climats on the Corton hill, it shows aromas and flavors of red and blackberry liqueur, earthiness, flowers, and herbs with powerful tannins. Corton-Bressandes will reward long aging in a cool cellar.

Food Pairing:
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

93 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"A subtly floral-inflected nose combines notes of violet and lavender with those of spiced plum, dark currant and plenty of spice influence. The Tollot Bressandes is typically a fairly muscular wine but in 2017 it is more a wine of refinement on the moderately concentrated flavors that deliver good punch on the well-balanced and more complex finish that flashes just a hint of youthful austerity." - (Apr 10, 2019)

91-93 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"The 2017 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru, matured in 50% new oak, has an elegant, floral, seductive bouquet of pure raspberry preserve and crushed strawberry scents, along with touches of clove and wild heather in the background. The palate has more energy and tension than the Corton Grand Cru and shows impressive precision and length toward the lightly spiced finish. Excellent." - Neal Martin (Jan 2019)