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The beginnings of Nicolas Rossignol
Born in 1974, Nicolas represents the fifth generation of his family in Volnay. He started making wines from his family estate "Rossignol-Jeanniard" at the age of twenty. After studying at the Lycée viticole in Beaune, he worked at Joseph Voillot in Volnay, who became his mentor, at Louis Latour at their estate in the Ardèche, and at Vieux Télégraphe in Châteauneuf, where he liked the combination of richness and elegance in the wines, which influenced the style of the wines he wanted to make himself later. He also made wine at Boschendal in South Africa, and for Chateau la Cardonne in Bordeaux (then managed by the Lafite team).
The creation of the Nicolas Rossignol estate
In 1997, Nico started his own estate with three hectares of vines inherited from an uncle. After a period where some of his wines were labelled "Domaine Rossignol-Jeanniard" and others "Domaine Nicolas Rossignol", he started buying the fruit from his family (Rossignol-Jeanniard) and labelling it simply "Nicolas Rossignol" (without the "domaine"). Today, the vineyards (16 hectares) are part of the "Domaine Nicolas Rossignol" and are labelled as such.
Viticulture and wine style
The viticulture of the estate is inspired by biodynamics, but Nicolas is pragmatic, and although no weedkillers are used and the vineyards are maintained by ploughing, he says there is good and bad in biodynamics, and he will use conventional fungicides to combat disease. Nicolas makes very colourful and tasty wines. He is always ready to refute the generalization that Pommard produces structured, masculine wines, as opposed to the feminine wines of Volnay, and he proves his point with Pommard grown on clay and Volnay like his Ronceret with its punchy structure. Each wine is very site-specific. An estate that, after many years of disappointing yields due to hail and frost, is now reaching cruising speed.
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