Domaine Roblet-Monnot

Nerthus Bourgogne Aligote

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, 15 acres. Pascal’s conversion to biodynamic viticulture in 1997 along with his high density planting 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.

 

Pascal’s red wines see no fining or filtration. He rarely uses pigeage, cap punchdowns, perhaps one or two times per vintage, to create an infusion of flavor rather than flavor extraction. Long maturation in barrel naturally clarifies the wines. Minimal if any sulfites are added just before racking and bottling.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Vineyard in Haute Côte de Beaune, Marange area.

  • Plot: La Côte de Nantoux
  • Average Vine Age: 35 years
  • Soil: Calcium-rich limestone
Harvest Notes
  • 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
Technical Information
  • 100% massal selection Aligoté
  • Alcohol: 12.5%

Reviews

93 Points

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.

Decanter, March, 2023

General Info

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