Château la Rabotine is the property of Alban Roblin, the youngest grandson of Sancerre vigneron Georges Roblin and cousin of Matthias and Émile Roblin of Enclos de Maimbray. He and his wife purchased the estate in 2008 and have moved from strength to strength in their little corner of the Loire. Alban goes to show that Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir can be just as interesting here as they are anywhere else.
From the Producer: "100% Pinot Noir sourced from the monopole "L'Erable." The fruit is hand picked for us, completely destemmed and bladder pressed. The juice then flows by gravity to a single steel tank, newly acquired for the U.S. An amazing blanket that wraps the tank enables temperature control of fermentation. The wine is bottled with only a light fining and no filtration. This is real Sancerre Rosé. No saignée, no slight of hand, no "Frankenwine" methods. Fresh and alive with fruits of Damson plum and whispers of huckleberry. Dry and 100% natural acidity. Zero additives. Length, body, finesse and balance. Bottled March, 2022"