Domaine Tollot-Beaut Aloxe-Corton Les Vercots

Aloxe-Corton Les Vercots 1er Cru bottle image

Wine Description

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.

Aloxe-Corton Les Vercots 1er Cru is a special wine for Tollot-Beaut. Through 2012, this wine was produced from 50% old vines with some of the plantings dating to before WWII. Les Vercots is now produced from a ten-year-old sélection massale on deep soil with a high limestone content. The climat sits mid-slope on the Corton hill and faces due south.

Nathalie, Olivier, and Jean-Paul Tollot
Domaine Tollot-Beaut Vineyard
Domaine Tollot-Beaut Wine
Nathalie Tollot
Domaine Tollot-Beaut Cellar
Jean-Paul Tollot
Domaine Tollot-Beaut Bottle Shot
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“Penetrating aromas of black cherry, blackberry, graphite and black pepper dissolve into the supple texture of this alluring red. There is ample structure but fine balance overall, with a spice-infused aftertaste that echoes the pepper note. Temptingly approachable now, but wait if you can.”
— Wine Spectator, Apr 2019
“The 2016 Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru Vercots is a small production not because of frost, but since half the vineyard was replanted a decade ago (it will be reintroduced into the blend starting in 2017). It has a generous bouquet with blackberry, bilberry and light seaweed scents that develops in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with plump red berry fruit laced with white pepper and sea salt, very well focused with appreciable tension on the finish. Excellent—as good as the 2015 last year.”
— Wine Advocate, Dec 2017
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Vineyard & Production Info
Soil composition
Bottles produced of this wine:
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Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Pinot Noir
Type of aging container:
Size of aging container:
228 liters
Type of oak:
Length of aging before bottling:
18 months
Age of Aging Container:
50% new
Total SO2
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Analytical Data
pH level:
5.1 g/L
13.5 %
Total SO2
Residual sugar:
2 g/L