Domaine Nicolas Rossignol

France, Burgundy

Nicolas Rossignol is a new superstar in the village of Volnay, making deeply coloured flavourful wines from his own vines and from the fruit of the family vineyard, where the wines were in the past labelled 'Rossignol-Jeanniard'. He has now agreed with his family that he buys all the fruit, and so the wines are now labelled very similarly, either with or without the word 'domaine'.

Since these are all vineyards under his sole control thoughout the year, it really does not make any difference which is which. The character of each site shows through all the wines, but perhaps especially in the beautifully balanced Volnays, which incline to a very bright, transparent, incisive style. Sadly 2012, 2013 and now 2014 have all been hit hard by hail, so these wines are getting a bit rare - the volumes have been catastrophically down.

Nicolas Rossignol was born in Beaune on 26 July 1974. He is the fifth generation of the Rossignol family born in Volnay. On his maternal side, his grandmother was from Pernand Vergelesses and his mother is from Pommard... Read more here Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing