This comes from a mixture of parcels on clay, clay and gravel, and gravel. The latter suffered this year from drought stress, so there is no La Justice in this year’s blend. The wine has hallmark Rossignol gentle fruit but with a subtly intensifying palate. More than the sum of its parts. Drink 2020-2024.
For Nicolas, with the domaine’s focus on biodynamics, this was an année calme, a welcome respite between 2016 and 2018. His biggest challenge was to manage the pruning of the canes affected by last year’s frosts, so a green harvest was necessary as well. Harvesting started on 5th September in their Beaune-Teurons. He opted for lighter extraction this year with no punchdowns, but some délestage (rack and return) for aeration. Nicolas feels the style is very close to their 2016s. It is certainly a fine range this year and proof that good vineyard work was key to success.