2011 1er Cru Caillerets Domaine Nicolas Rossignol
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
So delicate and fine. Sweet fruit, it just floats. Supple and so fine, a joyful lift and juicy length. Nicolas destems this entirely to preserve it gracefulness. L&S (Dec 2012)
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A wonderfully elegant, pure and airy nose of ripe yet cool red pinot, cassis, plum and violet aromas. There is excellent intensity to the very rich and enveloping medium-bodied flavors that brim with minerality on the driving, delineated and gorgeously long finish. This is already very impressive and if it can add more than the expected degree of depth this could very well surprise to the upside. In short, this is terrific. 2019+ Rating: 92 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Apr 2013)
(from a vineyard next to Volnay Chevret, but planted on a steeper slope and on a higher percentage of limestone; just 5% vendange entier): Bright full red. Stony pungency to the aromas and flavors of redcurrant, tobacco and minerals, along with a suggestion of cotton candy. Silky and seamless in the mouth, but also boasts excellent volume and concentration. Comes across as elegant and gentle but at the same time dense and firmly structured, which sounds like Volnay to me. Finishes with substantial dusty, building tannins. Rating: 91-94 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Feb 2013)
Fragrant and delicate on the nose, there’s more stuffing behind this seductive Côte de Beaune Pinot Noir from the accomplished Nicolas Rossignol than the aromas lead you to think, with an attractive red berry fruit flavour and opulently juicy texture. Rating: 92 www.thewinegang.com (Feb 2013)
This Beaune-based domaine keeps acquiring good vineyards and the quality of the wines is consistently high. This is quite closed at the moment, but it’s very minerally and fine. 2016-22 Rating: 94 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (Jan 2013)
No whole bunch. Racy and solid in terms of depth of fruit. Really rather grand and fine. Lovely succulence. Wanted to keep delicate. 2017-2027 Rating: 17+ Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2013)
The palate is fine and mineral. Millefeuille of layering. Finely textured. This has a delicacy and minerality. Wonderful fine, streamlined mineral finish. A wine of finesses. Fine++ This is my favourite. From 2016 Rating: 18.75-19 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Nov 2012)
Domaine Nicolas Rossignol
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.
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