Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Localization: Burgundy, France
Tasting Notes: Here the nose offers another step up in refinement with a floral bent, particularly violets, that combines with very pure red and blue pinot fruit and warm earth aromas that give way gracefully to delicious middle weight flavors that are supported by finer tannins and excellent complexity on the lingering finish. Impressive.
Notes: Located right below Taillepieds (split in two by the departmental road). It owes its name to the rocks that form its ground.
The soil is a mix of clay and chalk set on a hard chalky layer from the Jurassic. It is light brown with a light texture and contains a lot of pebbles. Steep slope with South-East exposure.
Blend of 20 and 50 year-old vines.
95 Points - Decanter: The Caillerets is one of the highlights in Rossignol's formidable range this year, its rigorous, soil-driven personality in total contrast to the decadent Clos des Angles. Notes of ripe red cherry, redcurrant, chalky minerality and cocoa powder lead into a powerful, pure palate, with a firm core of vibrant fruit and minerality framed by bright acids and refined tannins. Terrific stuff. Drinking Window 2018 - 2065.
The Domain: “Now, this is a winemaker who deserves much higher status and perhaps that is just a matter of time” wrote Neil Martin in January 2019 after a tasting of Rossignol’s 2017s. Nicolas is crafting wines from a broad range of top notch vineyards in Volnay and Pommard predominantly. Practicing uncertified organic farming with some biodynamic concepts, he doesn’t follow one single recipe, and each parcel of vineyard is constantly re-assessed during harvest. A new cellar was built just in time for the 2016 vintage and the future looks nothing less than stellar for Nicolas Rossignol.