Domaine Roblet-Monnot

Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Rouge

Region: France - Burgundy

Domaine Roblet-Monnot

Pascal Roblet can trace his roots in Volnay to the 1600,s on his mother’s side and four generations on his father’s side. All of Domaine Roblet-Monnot’s holdings are in Volnay, 6 hectares. Pascal’s conversion to bio-dynamic viticulture in 1997 along with his high density planting, 12,000 vines per hectare, and very low yields, 30-35 hectoliters per hectare, are part of what has transformed his domaine into one of the leading sources of wine from these communes.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Haute Côtes de Beaune appellation is to the west of the Côtes de Beaune appellation with rolling hills dotted by small villages.
  • The appellation is roughly 814 ha (1,954) acres. Planted roughly 80% red grapes, 20% white grapes.
  • For white wines, the AOC regulations allow both Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc to be used, but most wines are 100% Chardonnay. The AOC regulations also allow up to 15 per cent total of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris as accessory grapes in the red wines, but this not very often practiced.
  • The allowed base yield is 50 hectoliter per hectare of red wine and 55 hectoliter per hectare for white wine.
  • The grapes must reach a maturity of at least 10 per cent potential alcohol for red wine, 10.5 per cent for white wine and wine.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Pinot Noir grapes.
  • Grown on calcium rich limestone soils.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged in a mix of 1, 2, and 3 year old French oak barrels.
  • Aged for 28 months.
  • Bottled unfined & unfiltered.
  • No sulfites added.
Technical Information
  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • Aging: 28 months in 1, 2 and 3 year old barrels
  • Pascal’s red wines see no fining or filtration. He rarely uses pigeage, punching down of the cap, one or two times per vintage. Pascal prefers creating an infusion of flavor from the fruit rather than an extraction of flavor.
  • He prefers long maturation in barrel, so that the wines are more stable before bottling and naturally clarified.
  • Pascal does not use sulfites on his reds. When he does use sulfur it is a mere 40 mgrams or less of total sulfites just before racking and bottling.
Miscellaneous

Biodynamic practices including a horse drawn plow were initiated in 1997 in the Domaine’s holdings.

General Info

Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation(s) Volnay, Corton + others
Proprietors Pascal Roblet
Founded 1998
Winemaker Pascal Roblet
Annual Production 1,400 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Biodynamic