Roblet-Monnot

Nerthus Bourgogne Aligote

Region: France - Burgundy

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%

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