Juice 2017 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru, Domaine Tollot-Beaut, Burgundy, FRA
Grape Pinot Noir 100%
Tasting Note The Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru has aromas of rich red berries and violet. On the palate, the tannins are fine grained, giving the wine great structure. The flavours are layered and complex, with toasty notes from the oak lingering on the finish.
Domaine Tollot-Beaut, located in Chorey-Lès-Beaune, was started in 1880 by François Tollot. The fifth generation of the family, Nathalie Tollot and her two cousins, Olivier and Jean-Paul, now oversee the Domaine Tollot-Beaut was among the first producers in the Côte d’Or to start bottling its wines at the Domaine, in 1921. They own a total of 24 hectares across four communes: ChoreyLès-Beaune, Savigny-Lès-Beaune, Beaune and Aloxe-Corton. Their wines range from Bourgogne through to Grand Cru.
We find the Grand Cru wines from the hill of Corton to be some of the most under-priced and underrated of all Grand Cru wines as much of the time they are overshadowed by their northern counterparts. We love all the wines from Tollot-Beaut though we feel that this particular wine is at the pinnacle of their production. It is an incredibly complex, powerful Pinot Noir and if we were to start dabbling in the rarefied air of Grand Cru, we’d look no further than starting here.
We are going back to our greatest hits catalogue of classic Burgundian pairings to match with the purity of this gorgeous wine. Coq au Vin is a no brainer and a regional gem, along with ubiquitous Beef Bourguignon with freshness and purity cutting through the rich flavours with laser like precision. For the vegetarian leaning, twist the classic aforementioned Bourguignon and replace the Beef with a meaty mushroom such as Portobello. Another absolutely iconic match would be with Escargot covered in a truckload of garlic and parsley butter, vegetarians, we know what you are thinking, just apply the same twist as the last dish and replace the snails with sautéed shrooms.