R Burgundy, Aloxe-Corton, Domaine Tollot-Beaut 2019

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100% Pinot Noir, 18 months in 30% new French oak.

Distributor Notes: "The village of Aloxe-Corton sits at the foot of the Corton hill and is known for giving good-value red Burgundy that performs above its village-level status. A good Aloxe-Corton (pronounced Ahh-losse) will show some of the same structure, weight, and complexity found on the Grand Cru above.

Tollot-Beaut’s Aloxe-Corton is from vines planted between 1973 and 1993. The wine shows aromas and flavors of red cherries, red plum, violets, and earth with bright acidity and moderate tannins. In the vineyard, Tollet-Beaut does not use fertilisers, and green harvests are usually performed to limit yields. Grapes are harvested manually on a plot-by-plot basis.

Domaine Tollot-Beaut also has a reputation for its balanced use of oak, producing extra richness without overt oak flavors. Wines up to village level spend 16 to 18 months in oak barrels (with no toast), with around 20 percent new oak. This percentage rises to 60 for the Grand Cru wines."

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