Nerthus Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Chardonnay

Region: France - Burgundy


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 is located in the small village of Paris-L’Hospital (in the Maranges just south of Santenay).

  • Aspect: East/Southeast
  • Vine age: Planted in 1970
  • Soils: Limon (Paris basin), granite
  • Vine Training System: Guyot-Poussard
  • Yields: 40hl/ha
Harvest Notes
  • Barrel fermented
  • Aged in mix of 2nd and 3rd pass French oak barrels
  • Barrel aged 12 months
  • Racked into stainless steel and aged 6 months before bottling
Winemaker's Notes

Deep, vibrant with a complex nose and flavors, plenty of herb. Full but fresh. A depth of texture, and a delightful mid-palate that carries through the finish.

Wine Summary

Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes; grown on limon and granite limestone soils in Paris-L’Hospital (in the Maranges just south of Santenay); barrel fermented; aged in mix of 2nd and 3rd pass French oak barrels for 12 months; racked into stainless steel for 6 months before bottling.

Technical Information
  • 100% Chardonnay grapes
  • Case production: 150 cases

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