Clos du Mont Olivet

Thierry, David and Celine Sabon.
3, Chemin du Bois de la Ville, 
84231 Chateauneuf du Pape Cedex.
Tel. +33 490 837 246 
Direct sale:  Monday - Friday 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00.

The founder of what became Clos du Mont Olivet was Romain Jausset the father-in-law of Seraphin Sabon, who inherited what Jausset had bought of vineyards in Chateauneuf du Pape. His son Joseph Sabon had three sons: Jean-Claude, Pierre, and Bernard Sabon who ran the domain for a generation with the company name Les Fils de Joseph Sabon.

The young generation are now running the domain. Thierry Sabon the son of Jean-Claude Sabon is responsible for the winemaking. David and Celine the children of Pierre Sabon play their roles in the vineyards and in the office.

The domain is now covering 21 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape,14 ha of Lirac,10 ha of Cotes du Rhone and 3 ha IGP. 
As normal in Chateauneuf du Pape the vineyards are dispersed very much and are situated at 15 different lieux-dits. The Cotes du Rhone vineyards are situated to the north near Bollène and in Gard

Jean Claude, Celine and David Sabon


Chateauneuf du Pape Le Petit Mont
2018. 95% Grenache, 5% Syrah. Matured in steel (80%) or older barrels

Chateauneuf du Pape
2018: 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 9% Mourvedre, 6% Cinsault, Counoise, Vaccarese, Muscardin, Terret Noir and Picpoul Noir. From 15 lieux-dits. 
90% aged in 60-years-old foudres and the rest in barrels.

Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuvée du Papet
2018: 80% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah. From the oldest vines at Montalivet, La Crau, Bois Dauphin and Pid de Baud. 40% destemmed. 
Vinification in concrete. Aged in foudres or 3-years-old demi-muids.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2018: 40% Clairette, 15% Bourboulenc, 31% Roussanne, 10% Grenache Blanc,  4% Picpoul, Picardin, Grenache Rose. 
88% matured in steeltank. 12% in new or used barrels

Lirac Marie Jausset
2018: 40% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 50% Cinsault. 95% aged in foudres and 5% in older barrels.
"Selection of plots then of the best vats in our cellars, it is the "echo" of our "Cuvée du Papet"

2018: 40% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 50% Cinsault. 95% aged in foudres and 5% in older barrels.

Cotes du Rhone la Quete
2018: 100% Cinsault, 55-60 years.

Cotes du Rhone Vieille Vignes
2018: 68% Grenache, 12% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, 5% Carignan. 50% matured in concrete or older barrels.

Cotes du Rhone A Séraphin
2016: 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 10% Carignan. 60% destemmed. 
70% aged in foudres, the rest in 1-5-years-old barrels

Cotes du Rhone Blanc
2018: 95% Grenache Blanc, 5% Ugni Blanc.
87% matured in steel tank, 9% in new barrels and 4% in used barrels.

Cotes du Rhone Rosé Le Rosé de Farel
2017: 90% Grenache (press direct) and 10% Syrah (saignée).

IGP Gard Conflues
2017: 95% Carignan, 5% Grenache. 55% laged in demi-muids and 45% in barrels.

IGP Gard Rive Droíte
2017: 20% Carignan, 40% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Merlot, 5% Mourvedre.
70% aged in foudres and the rest in barrels

VDF La Sabonité
Mainly Grenache, discarted from Chateauneuf du Pape blended with other wine maybe from earlier vintage.

VDF Blanc Bohème
56% Viognier, 44% Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul Blanc, Picardan. The 44% other varieties are second press wine from Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc.

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