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.
The 2015 Volnay Brouillards 1er Cru has a well defined blackberry and raspberry scented bouquet with good extraction – there is real juiciness to these aromatics. The palate has a sweet entry that might have been cloying, but there is superb acidity and it musters more reserve towards the saline, almost Pommard-like finish. Good potential, but it needs time.