Domaine Tollot Beaut Savigny Les Beaune "Lavieres" 1er Cru 2011 (Burgundy, France)

Domaine Tollot Beaut Savigny Les Beaune "Lavieres" 1er Cru 2011
(Burgundy, France)

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Notes from the Winemaker:
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. 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.

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.

Les Lavières is named after a flat piece of stone called “lave.” This is one of Savigny’s best premier crus despite its northeastern exposure. Savigny sits in a small east-west valley perpendicular to the côte. Vineyards on the Beaune side tend to give more richness and concentration whereas vineyards on the Pernand side (where Les Lavières is located) tend towards delicacy and perfume.

Tasting Notes:
Savigny-lès-Beaune Les Lavières is soft, supple, and delicately scented with strawberry aromas and flavors and an underpinning of minerality. Aging in 30% new Burgundian pièce brings subtle notes of vanilla and spice. Les Lavières can mature early and offers excellent near-term drinking.

Ratings & Reviews

Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"Here the nose is compositionally similar to the straight villages with the exceptions of being a bit more elegant and with a bit less emphasis on the earth component. The supple and suave middle weight flavors display the hallmark minerality of a fine Lavières with well-integrated fine-grained tannins adding support to the firm, balanced and beautifully persistent finish. If this can add depth in bottle my score may be overly conservative." - (Apr 15, 2013)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A rich and velvety red, with black cherry, black currant and violet flavors covering the underlying structure. Picks up spice notes on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2024. 75 cases imported." - BS