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.
Pinot Noir is exceedingly rare in the Loire valley. In fact, only 6 of their 30 acres are planted to it! The cool climate and limestone soils are absolutely perfect for this grape. Tons of minerality, red cherry fruit, and impeccable balance. Truly a great drinking experience!