Savigny-lès-Beaune Premier Cru Les Lavières 2018
91 points, “A slightly cooler combination features notes of dark cherry, raspberry and violet along with whiffs of wood and earth. The sleeker, finer and more mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavours possess lovely delineation as well as a beguiling texture that also contrasts somewhat with the firm, youthfully austere and sneaky long finish. This possesses a relatively sophisticated mouthfeel thanks to the fine-grained tannins.” – Allen Meadows, Burghound
Domaine Tollot-Beaut only has one hectare in the Savigny-lès-Beaune Premier Cru of Les Lavières, which lies just below Vergelesses. That’s about the same size as a football pitch, which makes this a very rare fined indeed. Soft, round and supple with aromas of strawberry, cherry, raspberry, dried flowers, vanilla and spice, this Savigny-Lavieres is a silky treat for the senses. It really is a ‘beaut’.
Located in Chorey-lès-Beaune and established way back 1880 by François Tollot, 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 (the fifth generation of the family), 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. 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 grapes are all picked by hand and some of the vines date back to 1928. The wines remain respectful to their origins while sharing characteristic spicy, toasty and cherry fruit flavours.
£7.47 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3401684
Style No.: 866337
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