Domaine Roblin


Matthias Roblin’s first commercial vintage was 2000, and of that debut the magazine Decanter wrote: “Searing concentration of lime and elderflower fruit with refreshing acids.  Long and even with a steely mineral character.  Fine.” The magazine went on to select Matthias’ 2003 Sancerre as the best white table wine to come out of the Loire in 2005 (World Wine Awards, October, 2005).  Given the torrid heat of that endless summer, one in which making a fresh wine was all but impossible, this was quite the honor.  Decanter then profiled Matthias in its September 2006 issue, naming him among five new faces to watch in the Sancerre appellation. 

 

In 2006 his younger brother, Emile, joined him, and now these two work alongside their father who, with their uncle, used to manage the production at Château de Maimbray until 2010 when they retired. 

Matthias and Emile’s vines grow on the hillsides of Maimbray and Sury-en-Vaux in the northern sector of Sancerre.  This zone is known for its terres blanches or Kimmeridgian Marls—white soils made of clay and marl and stones on top of Kimmeridgian limestone, and make for pointed, powerful wines that need a few years in bottle to show their best.  The brothers have 14 hectares (35 acres) planted in Sauvignon Blanc and 2.5 (6 acres) in Pinot Noir.   


SANCERRE
"GRANDE VALLÉE" 

2014

REGION

Loire Valley, Maimbray and Sury-en-Vaux 

BLEND

100% Sauvignon Blanc 

Reminiscent of the soil that was once ocean floor - stony minerals, fresh apricot, white flower aromas. Fresh peach pit fruit. Nerve. An exacting balance of acidity, forward fruit and minerality.


SANCERRE ROSÉ GRANDE VALLÉE 

2015

REGION

Loire Valley, Maimbray and Sury-en-Vaux 

BLEND

100% Pinot Noir 

Red cranberry. Fresh, focused and energetic perfumed nose. Juicy red berry, cherry pit flavors show very good depth and are given spine by a building mineral element. Savory, finishing with lingering red berry, citrus pith and mineral qualities.