Domaine Roblin


The Roblin family is now in the 4th generation of working with the estate and continually bringing new ideas to move the Domaine forward.

The Domaine encompasses 19 hectares with a terroir made of Kimmeridgian and Portlandian chalky clay (Terres Blanches), across 45 separate parcels of vines on the slopes around the villages of Maimbray and Sury-en-Vaux. Their vineyards, planted with 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Pinot Noir, are maintained sustainably and organically where possible. Vineyards are worked with respect to the environment; cover crops are used between vines and labor-intensive de-budding and green harvesting is used to limit vegetative and fruit growth. It might be easier and cheaper to treat the vineyards with herbicides, but the result is a barren lifeless soil and, they believe, poorer quality grapes.

In the winery, intervention is minimal, with no pumping and a long aging on the lees. The wine style is very pure, fruit-forward yet fine, and of very top quality.

 


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.