2013 1er Cru Roncerets Domaine Nicolas Rossignol
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
Lifted aroma. The texture is supple the wine is fresh, it glides onto the palate; yes the fruit is ripe, but the texture is lovely. The cool grip comes up under the palate. It is rounded full in the mid-palate and straight at the end. Needs more time in elevage. 100% destemmed. Straight direct finish. This is good. From 2019 Rating: 18.15 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Nov 2014)
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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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