Domaine Benjamin Roblot is a very promising new domaine in Chambolle-Musigny run by Benjamin Roblot, 36 years old educated engineer. Domaine is new but has original routes to Chambolle Musigny in the 1970s when Benjamin’s grandfather Maurice Roblot was cultivating great plots in Chambolle-Musigny. When he passed away in 1980, the vineyards were inherited by his children, Benjamin’s father and his sister who decided to lease all of the vineyards. Later on the plots of the father’s sister were sold while Benjamin’s father kept them leasing to Herve Roumier (brother of Laurent Roumier and cousin of Christoph Roumier). When some of the leases established in 1980 finished in 2006, Benjamin’s father reclaimed the vineyards and started selling grapes to négociants transforming them at the same time to organic.
Benjamin made his first Domaine’s vintage in 2016. Benjamin Roblot’s holdings included the Grand Cru Bonnes-Mares, the super Premier Cru Les Amoureuses, and three more Premier Cru in Chambolle: Les Fuées, Les Groseilles (made so far only in 2017) and Les Gruenchers. with the end of the lease of more of his father’s vineyards, from 2019-2020 vintage Benjamin got back two additional vineyards of Chambolle 1er Cru, Gruenchers and Noirots, as well as some Chambolle village and Bourgogne vineyards.
In 2019 Benjamin also produced an excellent Marsannay as negoce.
Benjamin is a perfectionist and very detailed personality. First vintages were made for long aging as only very powerful appellations such as Les Amoureuses, Bonnes Mares and Les Gruenchers were available. With every new vintage his wine is becoming more refined and elegant. Very promising!