The enterprising and indefatigable Nico Rossignol is the 5th generation of the Rossignol-Jeanniard branch of the Volnay Rossignols. He established his own domaine in 1997 with 3 hectares. This has grown to over 17 hectares in the Côte de Beaune focusing on red wine.
Nico is someone who generously shares his knowledge and experience, not just with me, but with many. He identifies and embraces the positives of changing character of Burgundy and punchily bridges the ground between the ‘tradition’ and the ‘new.’ Hence his fab, functional and finely designed winery complements the traditional and painstaking work in the vineyard.
There is no better place to taste Volnay and Pommard from a range of premier cru than this cellar. Nico also has a cult following for his Bourgogne, Cuvée Héretière, made from very old vines and staying regional, this ‘red’ domaine has a delicious Bourgogne, Aligoté.
Most of the 6.35 hectares of En Chevret belongs to the extended Rossignol family. Nico corrals the family fruit into his cellar and so Chevret is largely seen under his label, giving this most satisfying and harmonious of Volnay, an almost one shot exposure. Hence it is not as famous as neighbouring Caillerets and Santenots. Now I have an exciting opportunity to communicate the personality of this vineyard.