Roblet-Monnot Volnay Santenots
Pascal Roblet can trace his roots in Volnay to the 1600s on his mother’s side and four generations on his fatherís side. The majority of Domaine Roblet-Monnotís 17.3 acre holdings are in Volnay, but there is a lone parcel in Pommard named, Arvelet. Pascalís conversion to biodynamic viticulture in 1997, along with his high density planting and very low yields, have helped transform his domaine into one of the leading sources of wine from these communes.
As one of the earlier pioneers of biodynamic practices in Burgundy, Pascal goes to the extent of using horses to plow his vineyards to reduce the compaction of the soil. Careful sorting and selection of grapes takes place in the vineyard as well as on the sorting table at the winery. A light touch is used in the cellars, which are located in Bligny-les-Beaune. Only a small percentage of whole clusters is used and no wine sees no more than 25% of new barrel.
|Wine maker notes
|Volnay is a commune in which there are over 213.3 hectares or 527 acres of vineyard. 284 acres of this land is Premier Cru.
Roblet-Monnot’s Volnay Santenots is sourced from six vineyards located in the commune of Meursault.