CJ Beazley wrote:
Roger Nellans wrote:Nicolas Rossignal...love his wines up and down the line. I don't see much posted here.
Why is Burgundy so complicated, whats the difference between "Nicolas Rossignol" and Domaine Rossignol~Trapet? Cellar tracker only shows two wines from just "Nicolas" but many from Domaine.
As is often the case when names get confusing in Burgundy- cousins! In other words, I'm pretty sure there are two different Nicolas Rossignols involved here, and I think they're cousins.
Rossignol-Trapet is a domaine based in Gevrey Chambertin; it was created in 1990 from half of the old Domaine Trapet holdings (Jean and Jean-Louis Trapet is the other half). The old Trapet domaine was run by Jean Trapet and Jacques Rossignol, Jean's brother-in-law (and husband of Mado Trapet). Since it's founding in 1990, domaine has been run by Jacques and Mado's sons Nicolas and David.
Domaine Nicolas Rossignol is the former Rossignol-Jeanniard domaine based in Volnay plus a few additions from Nicolas (and maybe some additional consolidation of other family vineyards- unclear to me). This Nicolas Rossignol is the son of prior owners of Rossignol-Jeanniard. He started in the late '90s, and sometime in the early-to-mid 2000s consolidated all of the Rossignol-Jeanniard wines under his name. Not that it matters too much, but I think legally, the old Rossignol-Jeanniard wines may be negociant wines- i.e., Nicolas Rossignol buys them from his father- but Nicolas is in control of the vineyards and the wines now.
I'm less clear on how the two Nicolas's are related, but I have to assume they are cousins of some sort. Jacques Rossignol (of domaine Trapet) is part of the extended Volnay Rossignol family, but there are a bunch of them, and I've never seen a family tree.
Also, CT shows many wines from Nicolas Rossignol: Nicolas Rossignol producer page