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. The wines remain respectful to their origins while sharing characteristic spicy, toasty and cherry fruit flavours. Corton-Bressandes is a Grand Cru vineyard on the hill of Corton producing rich, muscular reds that typically age well. This example from the 2007 vintage is starting to open up and show development and complexity. Blackcurrant, earth, pepper and orange peel feature on a broad nose whilst the palate is supple and fine with great purity and superb length on the finish. Fleshy and fruity in style, this would pair wonderfully well with a range of poultry and game dishes.
750ml£10 per 100.00ml