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2014 Nicolas Rossignol Volnay Santenots

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May 12, 2024 - $71



91-92The Wine Advocate

...mixture of red and black fruit with just a faint tinge of seaweed...palate is medium-bodied with a slightly grainy texture. There is a nice bead of acidity here, great energy and tension, quite linear toward the finish that is bestowed with elegance and poise, as well as a pinch of allspice on the finish.

90-92Stephen Tanzer

Superripe aromas of roasted black cherry and dark chocolate. Concentrated, juicy and powerful, with dark cherry and iron flavors dominating; sweet and deep but a bit youthfully monolithic. A very rich Santenots with ripe tannins and finishing notes of game and spices.

17+ Jancis Robinson

Racy and liqueur. Lots of vitality and fruit. Masses of fruit but quite a bit of tannin too.


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Volnay, Santenots

Volnay is a small appellation with just 904 vineyard acres and a town of fewer than 500 residents. Nevertheless, to Burgundy enthusiasts, it's a jewel. Clive Coates calls Volnay “one of the most delightful wines and one of the most rewarding communes in the Côte d’Or.” Robert M. Parker Jr. described Volnay as “the queen of the Côte de Beaune.” Volnay has always been appealing. In the 13th and 14th centuries the powerful Dukes of Burgundy acquired land there and built chateaux. The medieval town sits on the hillside above the vineyards and the appellation is restricted to red wines made of Pinot Noir. Though there are no Grands Crus, there are 35 Premiers Crus. Some reviewers say the lighter soil of Volnay, compared with Pommard to the north, makes Volnay wines more delicate and elegant than wines from neighboring appellations. Robert M. Parker Jr. wrote that Volnay has a “high-quality level of winemaking…The top Volnays possess an immense, seductive fruitiness and lushness…”


Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.