Domaine Tollot-Beaut & Fils | Chorey-lès-Beaune
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. His son, Alexandre Tollot, continued in his father’s footsteps and married Aurélie Beaut. In 1921, Tollot-Beaut became one of the first to bottle their wines under the domaine and started exporting their wines shortly thereafter. Today, cousins Nathalie, Jean-Paul, and Olivier Tollot are in charge of operations. This much-loved domaine has built its reputation on lush, strawberry-scented and highly affordable Chorey-Lès-Beaune but is also well-known for their quality across a range of appellations from Bourgogne to Grand Cru.
Initially, the Tollot family owned vines only in Chorey, but successive generations made small acquisitions in Savigny, Aloxe, and Beaune for a current total of 60 acres. They are the proud owners of two monopoles, Savigny-lès-Beaune Champs-Chevrey and the more recently acquired Chorey-lès-Beaune Pièce du Chapitre. Tollot-Beaut farms lutte raisonée (“reasoned struggle”) and maintains a high proportion of old vines from the highly prized Pinot Fin strain. The wines of Tollot-Beaut were once made with more new oak, but in recent years the oak influence has become subtler. Village and regional wines receive about 20% new oak while the Grand Crus receive about 60% new oak.