Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds

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

Taillepieds is a 17.7 acre/7.16 ha vineyard on the southwestern side of Volnay. Roblet-Monnot’s plot is in center of vineyard.

  • Vineyard Area: 0.99 acres/0.40 ha
  • Exposure: SouthEast
  • Vine Age: 45 years
  • Soil: Fine, brown Oxfordian limestone, moderately deep, very stony. Thin layer of topsoil known as “tete de moine.”
  • Rootstock: 161-49
  • Vine Training Systems: Guyot and cordon Royat
  • Vine Planting Density: 11700/ha
  • Biodynamically farmed
Harvest Notes
  • 100% whole cluster pressed
  • Fermented 28 days
  • Aged 26 months in used French oak barrels
  • Bottled unfiltered
Wine Summary

100% massale selection Pinot Noir; biodynamically farmed plot of Taillepieds vineyard; Oxfordian limestone, stony soil; 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