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.
Roblet-Monnot’s vineyard plot is at top of the hill between Volnay and Pommard.
- Soils: Clay
- Vine age: 70 & 35 years
- Vine Training System: Guyot-Poussard
- Yields: 35 – 37 hl/ha
- Grapes destemmed before vinification
- Pascal’s red wines see no fining or filtration
- Rarely uses pigage, punching down of the cap, 1 -2 times per vintage
- No sulfites used in red wine production
- Pascal prefers creating an infusion of flavor from the fruit rather than an extraction of flavor
- Aged 20 months in mix of 1st, 2nd and 3rd pass French oak barrels
- Long maturation in barrel, so that the wines are more stable before bottling and naturally clarified
- If at all, less than 40 micrograms or less of total sulfites used just before racking and bottling
The 2017 Pommard Chanlin Haut is made from grapes that are all destemmed.
Ooh – that’s a simply beautiful nose with a depth of silky dark red fruit bordered by perfect violets – yes! Mouth-filling, with energy, sucrosity. Dynamic, delicious wine – bravo.
Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes; alcohol: 14%; soils: Oxfordian clay; grapes destemmed before vinification; fermented in stainless steel tanks with just 1 or 2 cap punchdowns; aged 20 months in mix of 1st, 2nd and 3rd pass French oak barrels; little to no (< 40 micrograms) sulfites used just before racking and bottling; no fining or filtration.
- 100% Pinot Noir grapes
- Alcohol: 13%
- Case production: 150
|Appellation(s)||Volnay, Corton + others|
|Annual Production||1,400 9L cases|
|Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic)||Biodynamic|