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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 3 
ProducerNicolas Rossignol
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationCuvée L'Héritière

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2016 (based on 4 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.8 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 22 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Kitura on 3/16/2015 & rated 89 points: Dark garnet colour, maybe some browning. Typical Pinot profile, but on the darker fruited side reflecting the warmer vintage: blackberries, cherries and undergrowth. Some heat on the finish. Good wine but not super complex - it is only a Bourgogne after all. Still somewhat youthful, but I'm on the fence as to whether this will improve or become more alcohol dominated with a couple more years in the cellar. We'll see. (369 views)
 Tasted by aChave on 1/21/2015 & rated 88 points: Clear, medium ruby with dark tones. Closed at first, with sound tannins and good body. Aromas emphasize dark fruit at this point. Needs time in the glass, and in the cellar. Wait 2 more years. (455 views)
 Tasted by Oh Dae-su on 1/16/2015 & rated 86 points: On the first day a bit unnevingly fruitful, disjoint, ripe, dark and smokey. Still very juvenile. On the second day still a ripe kind of Pinot. Pretty much a 2009er. However far more integrated. I had cherry coke, dusty dark chocolate, some dried beef and hints of assorted, slightly brown appearing, herbs.
If you are not into hyper fruitful Pinots, I suggest to give it some air. It will benefit! First day: 84 P, second day 87 P (557 views)
 Tasted by Weston3220 on 11/11/2013: A tasty wine, loved drinking this over the year[s] and seeing it open up and soften, one bottle left should be good for next year or so (1525 views)
 Tasted by Patrick on 7/28/2013 & rated 90 points: Darker colour but prototype pinot nose. Earthy, mushroomy, raspberry and cola on the nose. Good acidity and tannin remaining...this might last a while. (1825 views)
 Tasted by Weston3220 on 6/28/2013 & rated 90 points: Took about a year to show itself and it is beautiful on the nose, Cinnamon Earth, Bark,
On the Palate, a nice med+ body, high acid, intense, med+ finish
Bright Fruit, great texture with some spiciness

Conc: I am glad I bought a number of bottle of these, fantastic Pinot (1671 views)
 Tasted by bobbylion on 1/13/2013 & rated 89 points: in a couple of years it will reach its peak and could be more like 91. Complex pinot. Not thin and with a long finish (1181 views)
 Tasted by Weston3220 on 12/18/2012 & rated 90 points: Clear, Med Ruby, rim going to a slightly watery rim
Med+ Intensity, Youthful
Vibrant Red fruit of Raspberry Jam [Good not Jammy], with a med intenstiy dark meatiness mixed with savory notes, and Floral undertones
Med+ Acid, med Body, med- Tannin, Med/+ Intensity, Med+ Finish
Dark Red Cherry mixed with some raspberry, cocoa undertones and hints of flowers

Conc: Very entry level very enjoyable (2389 views)
 Tasted by Kitura on 12/14/2012 & rated 89 points: Light garnet colour. Pretty nose - undergrowth, mushrooms and red berries. The palate is balanced, but it was initially dominated by woody, greenness that I didn't like, but this went away with about an hour of air. Nice wine. I am optimistic about its potential to age. I had the 2006 of this wine at the 5 year mark and it was going strong. Looking forward to dipping into the rest of my supply over the next several years. (1662 views)
 Tasted by Libiamo! on 10/29/2012 & rated 88 points: Ripe dark fruit, rose petal, a hint of meatiness. On the palate, similar to the nose, with medium bodied, silky tannins, medium finish. Slightly extracted for my taste and could use a bit more freshness. Drink now, at peak. (1636 views)
 Tasted by MicHtical on 10/28/2012 & rated 91 points: Intensely colored. Ripe warm fruit, a bit of chocolate in the nose. When drinking; you notice it is very well balanced.
Easy, straight forward, juicy burgundy with a medium finish. Nice (1438 views)
 Tasted by shleepy on 8/22/2012 & rated 93 points: Dark berry notes, but remains quite elegant. Has hints of earthiness. (2138 views)
 Tasted by meurig on 7/8/2012: first Nick rosignol burg

very impressive for a village volnay.

reticent nose of dark summer fruit and spices. supple mouthfeel. beautiful balance

must buy more. all but gone before our main course! (1373 views)
 Tasted by jagmundi on 7/4/2012 & rated 91 points: unusual but very good. got better with time in decanter. long finish and good mid palate. heavier than my preferred style of pinot but done very well (1305 views)
 Tasted by Weston3220 on 4/7/2012: Med+ int, youthful -red raspberry hint of pinot cherry skin fruit
Medbody, med+acid, med int, med to med+ finish - very warm fruit, touch of dark chocolate bitterness

Conc: entry level burg good quaity goodvalue, from a warm year (1513 views)
 Tasted by hhannis on 2/14/2012 & rated 87 points: pinot noir bergensis vitis (595 views)
 Tasted by Weston3220 on 2/13/2012: No Formal Tasting Note

Big 09 style I like it, needs air for sure before drinking. (2093 views)
 Tasted by Audun G on 2/12/2012 & rated 86 points: Tasted semi blind together with new world pinots and other Burgundies. Lovely pinot aromas. Tight fruit. A very good Bourgogne. (663 views)
 Tasted by Weston3220 on 1/5/2012 & rated 91 points: C: med+ ruby
A: med/to med+intensity, youthful
Dark Savory notes so interesting it draws you into the glass. licorice but take away that sweetness, a Dark floral note maybe. dark mineral
T: dry, med+ acid, med+ body, med+int, med tannin, medtomed+finish
Dark Chocolate, Bright Dark Red fruit, more of that dark savory note

Conc: Solid AC Bourgogne wine will buy more if not sold out (2523 views)
 Tasted by godx on 7/11/2011 & rated 88 points: France 2011 - Côte d'Or; 7/8/2011-7/13/2011 (Beaune): Tasted at the Domaine. This cuvee sees approximately 15-20% new oak and 50% of the bunches were destemmed. The vines were planted in 1922. This has a very nice nose of dark fruit, spice and floral notes. Deep and ripe flavours with good acidity and a fairly long earthy finish. Nicolas says this cuvee is always deeper and more complex than regular Bourgogne level wines and I would agree. This will be even better in 3-5 years. Very good. 88+ (3545 views)

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By Allen Meadows
Burghound, May 2011, Issue #42
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Nicolas Rossignol

Domaine Nicolas Rossignol
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.

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Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.


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Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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Bourgogne AOC (Terroir-France)

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