AOP Cotes du Rhone Village Sablet

1937 Sablet was included the the appellation Cotes du Rhone
1966 Sablet became Cotes du Rhone Village
1974 Right to add the commune name Cotes du Rhone Village Sablet.

The wines of the appellation has to be made from vineyards situated in the commune of Sablet.
It includes red, rosé and white wines.
If the winegrowers were interested you could expect it should not be that difficult to find arguments for them to become a Cru

Sablet commune covers 11.1 kmThe altitude vary from 112 to 419 metres.
In 2015 the commune had 1249 inhabitants.

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Cahier des Charges Cotes du Rhone Village 12.4. 2018
The same rules for all Cotes du Rhone Village with or without geographical name added.

Allowed grape varieties (Encépagement)

Red and Rose
Primary varieties: (cépages principaux)
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre.
Other allowed varieties (cépages accessoires)
Bourboulenc B, Brun Argenté N (Vaccarèse), Carignan N, Cinsault N, Clariette B, Clairette Rose Rs), Counoise N, Grenache Blanc B, Grenache Gris G, Marsanne B, Muscadin N, Piquepoul B, Piquepoul N, Roussanne B, Terret Noir N, Ugni Blanc B, Viognier B

Primary varieties: ( cépages principaux)
Bourboulenc B, Clairette B, Grenache Blanc B, Marsanne B, Roussanne B, Viognier B.
Other allowed varieties ( cépages accessoires)
Piquepoul Blanc, Ugni Blanc

Shares in vineyards of the single producer (Proportion à l'exploitation)

Rouge and Rosé

Primary varieties must together be at least be 80%
Syrah and Mourvedre must together be at least 25%.
Other grapes allowed for Cotes du Rhone, may not exceed 20%.
White varieties may be used for rosé but may not exceed 5%.

Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Viognier
must be at least 80%.

Single variety wines are not allowed (Assemblage)
Rouge and Rosé
The blend must contain two of the primary varieties. Grenache is obligatory

Declared area and yield 2016-2020

Vintage 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Hectares 340 363 373 358 347
Hectolitre 12418 11526 12063 12796 11785
Source: Syndicat des Vignerons des Cotes du Rhone

You can buy wines from the producers of Sablet for prices as at the domains at Maison des Vins (also tourist office).

On 13. juli - the the evening for before the Bastille day - you can enjoy 
Soirée en Sablet. (Photos from 2017)

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Updated 13-05-2021