The old vines in Philippe’s “village” bottling bring depth, spice, and rich dark fruit to this wine. Ripe, chewy tannins and a firm structure are framed with a note of new oak barrels. Another long distance runner, we’d suggest decanting when young.
About this wine producer: Philippe Rossignol and his son, Sylvain farm seven hectares of vineyard, split between the appellations of Gevrey-Chambertin, Marsannay, and Fixin. Philippe was born in 1956, “not in the vines,” as he puts it, and has built his domaine slowly since the early 1970s. He is the brother-in-law of Joseph Roty, an acclaimed producer who helped guide his purchase of land in the early days. The domaine produces approximately 20,000 bottles (less than 1,700 cases) in an average year.