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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 5 
ProducerNicolas Rossignol
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationCuvée L'Héritière

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2014 and 2022 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.5 pts. and median of 87 pts. in 14 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 3/28/2015 & rated 88 points: My 2nd bottle from a case purchased at release. This has filled out into a wine with lots of red and black berry and hints of spice and spring flowers that hint at Volnay. Sensational value wine. No hurry to drink. (714 views)
 Tasted by dransford on 5/21/2014: Really nice! (1003 views)
 Tasted by octopussy on 3/22/2013 & rated 90 points: Burgundy 2008 vs. 2010: Light crimson with some purple. In the nose, this is dark fruity with elderberry, wild raspberry and cherry. Very elegant and seductive as well as complex. On the palate, it's extremely dark with - again - lots of elderberry, but also light overtones of red currant. Light in the finish with strong tannins and a light, nice bitter note. Excellent stuff, much better than the 2008. (1940 views)
 Tasted by Audun G on 2/17/2013 & rated 85 points: Nice pinot aromas. Medium concentration. Not the freshness I would expect from a 2010. Anyway, an above avarage Bourgogne. (1253 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 2/9/2013 & rated 87 points: Popped and poured. Vibrant start with black cherry, fresh thyme and tarragon. Red and black cherry on palate. Started with a slightly hollow middle, which filled in with more air after an hour+. I will decant if I open another bottle in the next few years, but think this wine will be better 2015 forward. Very good bargain wine. (2101 views)
 Tasted by nicefish on 6/27/2012 & rated 88 points: Much improved after a few hours of air. (2181 views)
 Tasted by kwistie on 5/13/2012 & rated 87 points: Clean, light on the nose, medium structure, a little young, would buy it again. (1697 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 3/21/2012: DIVA Burgundy Tasting; 3/21/2012-3/22/2012 (Maison Champy - Beaune): Wine tasting. Big black fruit, very well balanced and dense for its level. Good spice on finish. Give this a few years in cellar. Worth seeking out. (2590 views)

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By Allen Meadows
Burghound, April 2012, Issue #46
(Domaine Nicolas Rossignol Bourgogne - Cuvée L'Héritière Red) Subscribe to see review text.
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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.


Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)


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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Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne - na stejné téma od Heleny Baker

# 2013 Vintage Notes:
* "2013 is a vintage that 20 years ago would have been a disaster." - Will Lyons
* "low yields and highly variable reds, much better whites." - Bill Nanson
* "Virtually all wines were chaptalised, with a bit of sugar added before fermentation to increase the final alcohol level." - Jancis Robinson

# 2014 Vintage Notes:
"We have not had such splendid harvest weather for many years. This will ensure high quality (fragrant, classy and succulent are words already being used) across the board, up and down the hierarchy and well as consistently from south to north geographically apart from those vineyards ravaged by the hail at the end of June." - Clive Coates


Bourgogne AOC (Terroir-France)

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