Nicolas Rossignol is one of the best examples of a new generation of Burgundy wine makers whose great wines lie in the future rather than the past, entering the fray in 1994. Born in 1974, he represents the fifth generation working the soils of Volnay.
After pursuing his education, upon his return home to his family’s domaine, Nicolas began making wine in 1994. Today, Nicolas makes wine from his own 17 acre estate, as well as from his father’s vineyards. Based in the village of Volnay in Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune subregion, the estate is predominantly Pinot Noir, which forms the basis of an extensive portfolio of premier cru wines from climats across Volnay, Pommard, Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune and Pernand-Vergelesses.
The vineyards are managed using the “lutte raisonnée” approach which involves cultivating vines and producing wines in accordance with the lunar calendar and without the use of synthetic chemicals. Harvest is carried out by hand and, depending on the grape variety and cru, the bunches are either de-stemmed or kept whole for vinification, and the wines age on their lees in oak barrels for 10-20 months without racking
Once the aging process is complete, the wines are bottled without fining or filtration, underscoring a total respect for the area’s history and methods.