En Primeur | Domaine Nicolas Rossignol

Nicolas is the 5th generation of Rossignol wine growers in Volnay. Having started small with just 3 hectares, he has carefully built up his domaine to 17 hectares, covering some of the most exceptional vineyards in Beaune, Pommard, Savigny Lès Beaune and Volnay. Nicolas' wines show off the vibrant fruit of the 2020 vintage; they are very polished, and we are extremely excited to be introducing this domaine to our list with such a high-class selection.

Vintage
 

2020 Volnay Origines Nicolas Rossignol

£230.00 In Bond
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  • Burghound, April 2022, Score: 89-92

    Background hints of wood and menthol surround the ripe aromas of poached plum, cassis and pretty floral wisps. The suave, round, sappy and seductively textured middle weight flavors exude a subtle minerality on the slightly more complex and equally structured finale. This sneaky long effort possesses first-rate quality for its level, and this is one to look for. Outstanding. Drink 2028+

2020 Volnay 1er Cru Clos de Angles Nicolas Rossignol

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  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    Clos des Angles is a warm vineyard sitting beneath Clos des Duc. Made with 60% whole bunch, the ripe, spiced dark fruit comes through on the palate. An energetic wine with layers of nutmeg and new leather. Round and full, with intense sweet black fruit on the finish.

  • Neal Martin, December 2021, Score: 86-88

    Containing 60% whole cluster, the 2020 Volnay Clos des Angles 1er Cru felt a little reduced on the nose, touches of violet and peony emerging. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded tannins, slightly lower acidity with a slightly blocky finish. Drink 2024 - 2037

  • Burghound, April 2022, Score: 91-93

    This is also overtly floral in character with its aromas of violet, rose petal, lavender, black raspberry and anise whiffs. There is excellent intensity to the lacy medium weight flavors that flash plenty of soil tones on the refined, focused and sneaky long finale where a hint of bitter pit fruit slowly emerges. This is lovely and very Volnay in style. Outstanding. Drink 2028+

2020 Volnay 1er Cru Santenots Nicolas Rossignol

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  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    Nicolas has two different vineyard plots in this fine 1er Cru. The younger 20-year-old parcel borders Volnay and the older 70-year-old parcel lies beside Meursault. He describes it as a Volnay with Côte de Nuits DNA. In 2020, it is one of the higher alcohol cuvées in his cellars, but the structured breadth and full fruit support it. The bright lift of acidity on the finish keeps the palate perfectly refreshed.

  • Neal Martin, December 2021, Score: 87-89

    The 2020 Volnay Les Santenots 1er Cru is completely de-stemmed. Quite rich and confit-like on the nose, this offers mulberry/dark plum aromas that just feel a little muffled. The palate is shows a little more restraint and focus, fine grip and good acidity, with a slight savoriness towards the finish. Drink 2025 - 2042

  • Burghound, April 2022, Score: 92-95

    A ripe yet cool nose also features an abundance of spice elements along with notes of poached plum, warm earth and a whiff of the sauvage. The larger-scaled, concentrated and intensely mineral-driven flavors coat the palate with sappy dry extract that helps to buffer the very firm tannic spine shaping the hugely long finale. This should age effortlessly for years, indeed it should see its 30th anniversary in fine form. Sweet spot. Outstanding. Drink 2035+

2020 Volnay 1er Cru Chevret Nicolas Rossignol

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  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    This vineyard lies at the foot of Les Caillerets, but its soil composition is quite different; more clay and pebbles result in a fuller, broader style of Volnay. Nicolas chose to use 30% whole bunch, resulting in an attractive spiced Alpine fruit character, with scents of cola and cinnamon. The soft tannins flow into a delicate mineral note which refreshes the palate. Very fine.

  • Neal Martin, December 2021, Score: 89-91

    The 2020 Volnay Chevret 1er Cru contains 30% whole cluster fruit, cropped at just 12hl/ha. It has an intense nose of blueberry and black cherry fruit, but shows a little more delineation than other cuvées. The palate is ripe and sweet, quite focused and delineated with a succulent cassis and blueberry finish. Drink 2025 - 2042

  • Burghound, April 2022, Score: 91-94

    Like the Clos des Angles, the expressive nose is exuberantly floral in character with its array of cassis, wild red currant, raspberry and jasmine tea scented aromas. The rich, elegant and energetic medium-bodied flavors possess ample punch on the palate drenching finish that flashes first-rate depth and persistence on the balanced finale. This is a classic Chevrets of refinement and style. Sweet spot. Outstanding. Drink 2030+

2020 Pommard 1er Cru Argillières Nicolas Rossignol

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  • Burghound, April 2022, Score: 91-94

    An elegant, pure and ripe nose reflects notes of cassis, poached plum, newly turned earth and a hint of allspice. Much like the Santenots, there is excellent volume and mid-palate concentration to the delineated and overtly mineral-driven flavors that exhibit fine complexity on the youthfully austere and mildly warm finale. This lovely effort is also reasonably firm and should age very well if perhaps not to the same extent as the Santenots. Outstanding. Drink 2030+

2020 Pommard 1er Cru Les Épenots Nicolas Rossignol

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  • Burghound, April 2022, Score: 93-96

    A cool, restrained and equally elegant nose is overtly floral with its ripe aromas of dark berry liqueur, earth and pretty spice elements. The venerable old vines are very much in evidence thanks to the seemingly endless reserves of sappy dry extract that confer a highly seductive texture in addition to buffering the exceptionally firm, compact and tightly wound bitter pit fruit-inflected finale that just goes on and on. This superb effort is consistently Rossignol's finest wine and so it is again in 2020. If you can find it, buy it though note well that it is likely to mature glacially. Don't miss! Outstanding. Drink 2037+

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