Aloxe Corton, Les Fournières, 1er Cru
    Tollot Beaut

    Aloxe Corton, Les Fournières, 1er Cru,

    Destination

    vintage

    Tollot Beaut, Aloxe Corton, Les Fournières, 1er Cru, 2020

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Tollot Beaut, Aloxe Corton, Les Fournières, 1er Cru, 2020

    A coiled energy and stony minerality give a real sense of drive and purpose here. The fruit is crisp and persistent, notes of cherry, sloe and bramble, gripped by finely chiselled tannins, finishing on savoury notes of iron and spice. The Tollot Beaut's Fournieres vines average fifty years old, planted on poor stony soils, yield intense but velvety Aloxes.

    ABV:
    13%
    90-92/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2021 Aloxe-Corton Les Fournières 1er Cru, which is half the normal production, has a lovely nose with vibrant red fruit, violet and iris scents. This is beautifully defined. The palate is very smooth in texture thanks to its supple tannins and appealing blue fruit. Yes, it might be missing a bit of complexity on the finish, but it has an alluring texture throughout.
    Date Reviewed:
    01/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2024 - 2031

    specifications

    country:
    France
    region:
    Burgundy
    Appellation:
    Producer:
    Tollot Beaut
    style:
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    Allergen Information:
    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    Tollot Beaut

    Tollot Beaut

    Tollot-Beaut were among the group of pioneering Burgundians who started producing and bottling their own wines in the early part of the 20th Century. As rich in tradition as this Domaine is, under Nathalie Tollot, no-one rests on their laurels and a premium is placed on quality. Money is spent on new oak every year to ensure a good stock of healthy barrels which provide the perfect resting place for their magnificent wines. However, it is the vineyard where most of the investment goes on. They employ twice as many people per hectare than any of their neighbours to restrict the vigour of the vines and therefore increase the chances of ripe concentrated grapes being produced every year. Grapes are de-stalked and wines are aged in up to 50% new oak. The wines remain respectful to their origins while sharing characteristic toasty, open-knit and smooth fruit flavours.

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