Tollot-Beau Aloxe-Corton 2021

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Pinot Noir | Burgundy | France | Red Wine | Domaine Tollot Beaut | 2021 | 0,75 L | 13 %
Domaine Tollot-Beaut Aloxe-Corton 2021 Rouge is a dry red wine, crafted exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes, originating from the prestigious Aloxe-Corton appellation in the Côte de Beaune subregion of Burgundy, France. This wine represents the rich heritage and meticulous winemaking practices of Domaine Tollot-Beaut, known for producing expressive and terroir-driven Burgundy wines. The 2020 vintage is celebrated for its balanced structure and depth, reflecting the unique characteristics of the Aloxe-Corton vineyards.
The Tollot-Beaut family Domaine is based at Chorey-Les-Beaune, often thought of as a slightly old-fashioned backwater. Their vineyard holdings, however, extend to Beaune, Savigny, Aloxe-Corton and a tiny holding in the Corton Charlemagne vineyard. The hallmark of their wines is a striking purity of fruit - the reds display a truly succulent quality supported (but never dominated) by judicious use of oak. It is now Nathalie Tollot who is in charge, alongside other members of this extensive family.
Tasting notes

Tasting notes for the Domaine Tollot-Beaut Aloxe-Corton 2021 Rouge reveal a complex bouquet of red berries, such as cherries and raspberries, interlaced with floral notes of violets and a touch of earthy minerality. On the palate, the wine offers a harmonious balance of bright acidity and fine-grained tannins, leading to a long, elegant finish that showcases flavors of blackcurrant, subtle spice, and a hint of oak. This Pinot Noir is renowned for its finesse and aging potential, offering a refined and captivating tasting experience.


The Domaine Tollot-Beaut Aloxe-Corton 2021 Rouge pairs excellently with roasted duck or lamb, where the wine’s acidity and tannins complement the richness and flavors of the meat. It also pairs beautifully with mushroom-based dishes or soft cheeses, such as Brie or Camembert, enhancing the earthy and creamy components of the food while providing a delightful contrast.

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Šīs vīndarītavas sākums datējams ar 1894. gadu, un jau piektā Fenočio (Fenocchio) ģimenes paaudze ražo vīnu savā darītavā pašā Busijas sirdī, Monforte d’Alba kopienā. Līdz 1964. gadam lielākā daļa saražoto vīnu tika pārdota vietējā tirgū, kad ambiciozais un enerģiskais Džakomo Fenočio pārņēma vīndarītavas vadību. Viņa mērķis bija ražot labākos vīnus visā Barolo, tāpēc viņš iegādājās izcilākos vīnogulājus prestižākajās Langes reģiona vīnogu audzētavās. Šobrīd vīndarītavas vadības grožus ir pārņēmis Džakomo dēls Klaudio, kurš turpina tēva aizsāktās tradīcijas, ražojot lieliskus vīnus no vīnogām, kas aug labākajos Barolo vīna dārzos. Šos vīnus var raksturot, kā vien vēlaties – minimālistiski, tradicionāli, vecmodīgi, bet svarīgākais ir tas, ka Klaudio radītie vīni atspoguļo teruāra īpašības vistīrākajā veidā, kas raksturīgs tikai augstākā līmeņa vīndariem. Ja meklējat nākamo Itālijas vīna darīšanas zvaigzni, tad esat to atraduši. Pavisam nesen The New York Times veiktā Barolo vīnu vērtējumā Fenočio vīni ieguva 2. vietu, piekāpjoties tikai Elio Altare, bet pārspējot Elio Grasso, Massolino un Vietti vīnus. Šobrīd vīnu astronomiskā kvalitāte apsteidz cenu, kas nozīmē tikai to, ka Fenočio ir jābūt ikviena Barolo vīnu cienītāja vīna skapī.
Pinot Noir has very aromatic profile, very fresh acidity and low level of quaite soft tannins. The nature of Pinot Noir wine is its flavors of red berries and cherry (red sour cherries in lighter wines and cooked black cherries in bold examples). This wine matures very exating, developing notes of berry jam, violets, leather, moss and mushrooms.
Aloxe-Corton is one of the oldest wine-producing villages in Burgundy, located near the town of Beaune. The soil contains limestone that saturates the berries with nitrogen, helping the process of fermentation, while clay allows the grapes to retain sufficient moisture from rainwater especially in hot weather.  The local wines love silence as they slowly ripen in the bottles developing a very rich and complex taste. Having reached a certain age, the wine appears in all its glory, showing completeness, a soft taste and an intense fruitiness.
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