Domaine Roblet-Monnot

Volnay 1er Cru Pitures Dessus

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

Roblet-Monnot’s plot of Volnay, Pitures lieu dit, roughly 10M north of the wall of Clos de Ducs.

  • Vineyard Area: 1.73 acres/0.07 ha
  • Exposure: East
  • Soil: White calcareous marl from Upper Jurassic
  • Vines Age: 42 years
  • Rootstock: 161-49
  • Vine Planting Density: 11700/ha
  • Vine Training System: Guyot-Poussard
  • Biodynamically farmed
Harvest Notes
  • 100% whole cluster pressed
  • Fermented 30 days
  • Aged 26 months in used French oak barrels
  • Bottled unfiltered
Wine Summary

100% massale selection Pinot Noir; biodynamically farmed plot of Volnay, Pitures lieu dit;  white calcareous marl soil from Upper Jurassic; 100% whole cluster pressed; aged 26 months in used French oak barrels; bottled unfiltered.

Technical Information
  • 100%  massale selection Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol: 13%

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