Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Localization: Pommard, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
Tasting Notes: Rich and powerful. Full, intense flavors of wild black fruits with typical tannins from the Pommard’s terroir.
94 Points - Burghound: A highly complex and broad-ranging nose features aromas of freshly turned earth, black currant, plum and a hint of the sauvage. There is a velvety palate impression to the muscular and impressively rich flavors that possess seemingly endless reserves of dry extract that do a fine job of buffering the exceptionally firm tannic spine on the succulent yet entirely serious finale. Stylistically this is not exactly old school but it's clear that this is going to require a very long stay in a cool cellar as it's built to age. *Sweet Spot, Outstanding*
The Domain: Nicolas Rossignol was born in 1974, the 5th generation of winegrowers in Volnay. He makes the vinifications since 1994 on the family estate ROSSIGNOL-JEANNIARD.
After studies in high school of winemaking in Beaune, Nicolas practiced on different estates such as Domaine JOSEPH VOILLOT in Volnay, Domaine LOUIS LATOUR in Ardèche, and Domaine du VIEUX TELEGRAPHE in Châteauneuf du Pape.
He also practiced in South Africa at BOSCHENDAL in 1995 and then in Bordeaux at Château LA CARDONNE managed by Château LAFITE ROTHCHILD.
In 1997, he created his own estate with 3 hectares in the village of Volnay, Pommard, Beaune, Aloxe-Corton et Pernand-Vergelesses.
In 1998, the total area is approximately 16 hectares.
In 2005, some news appellations arrive with Savigny-les-Beaune 1ers Cru Fourneaux and Lavières and also Beaune 1er Cru Clos du Roy.
In 2011, only one label « Domaine Nicolas Rossignol » with 30 different appellations in total. The vineyard moved to Beaune for more space.
In 2014 another 1.5 hectares on Pommard 1er Cru and Pommard increase the production of the estate.
In 2016, Nicolas made plans to build a new winery to continue to produce excellent wine. The estate is about 17 hectares today.