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.
Vineyard in Haute Côte de Beaune, Marange area.
- Plot: La Côte de Nantoux
- Average Vine Age: 35 years
- Soil: Calcium-rich limestone
- Hand harvested in the morning
- Grapes a little crushed before pressing for about 3 hours
- Decanted for 24 hours before racked to French oak barrels
- Fermentation and malolactic fermentation using only indigenous yeast and without sulfites in 228 liter and 300 liter barrels
- Aged 1 year in barrel
- Wine transferred to stainless steel tanks with small addition of sulfur under carbonic atmosphere
- Aged 9 more months in tank
- 2 months before bottling the sulfite level is adjusted
- 100% massal selection Aligoté
- Alcohol: 12.5%
The 2019 boasts aromas of ripe apple and apricot with a green herbal edge. The texture is firm and the acidity crisp, but there is enough substance to avoid feeling shrill, and the rich depth of flavour and length make this rewarding. The grapes are from 2ha owned by Pascal Roblet in the Hautes-Côtes, which he labels Cotes de Nantoux for the village there. The blend of 85% Aligoté and 15% Chardonnay is pressed as whole clusters and fermented together without sulphur before ageing one year in cask and a further six months in tank. Delicious.
|Appellation(s)||Volnay, Corton + others|
|Annual Production||1,400 9L cases|
|Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic)||Biodynamic|