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, 15 acres. Pascal’s conversion to biodynamic viticulture in 1997 along with his high density planting, 4850 vines per acre and very low yields, roughly 2.5 tons per acre, are part of what has transformed his domaine into one of the leading sources of wine from these communes.
Grapes / Soils
- Half from the area of Volnay and half from the area of Pommard with soils of more clay than limestone planted to 12,000 vines/hectare.
- Roblet has been gradually replanting the domaine with most of his new planting at the very high density of 4850 vines per acre. In most of Burgundy, 2200 vines per acre is considered normal and 4050 is considered high density. Trellising is Guyot and cordon Royat.
- The vines are biodynamically farmed.
- Traditional vinification is used.
- 100% destemmed prior to fermentation.
- The wine sees 16 to 18 months aging in oak casks, of 1, 2 and 3 year old barrels.
- Bottled non-filtered.
Vineyards are from half Volnay area and half Pommard area with more clay than limestone. 100% destemmed fruit, aged in a mix of 1, 2 and 3 pass barrels for 18 months. No fining or filtration.
- 100% Pinot Noir
- 100% destemmed prior to fermentation
- Aging: Mix of 1, 2, and 3 year old barrels, some 300 liter barrels
- Aged: 18 months in barrel
|Appellation(s)||Volnay, Corton + others|
|Annual Production||1,400 9L cases|
|Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic)||Biodynamic|