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.
Here too very mild reduction hides some of the aromatic nuance though there is no such issue with the textured and clearly riper medium-bodied flavors that possess fine concentration and plenty of punch. There is a touch of austerity on the delicious and impressively complex finish that delivers very good length in the context of the appellation. This is one to strongly consider for value. Comments: Outstanding Top value Issue 50
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