Domaine Roger Sabon

EARL Domaine Roger Sabon
Responsible: Denis and Gilbert Sabon
Avenue Imperiale, 84230 Chateauneuf du Pape.
Tel. +33 490 837 172
Direct sale: Monday-Friday 8.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00 Saturday from 9.00


The Sabon family has a long history in Chateauneuf du Pape. Quote from the homepage of the domain: "One of the oldest documented landholders in Chateauneuf du Pape, the Sabon family has controlled vineyards in the zone since 1540". 
Roger Sabon founded the domain in 1953. He had 3 sons brothers of which the two of them run the domain today Denis and Gilbert Sabon. A third brother Jean-Jacques was part of this team until he died a few years ago. 
The vinification has since 2001 been in the care of Didier Négron, son-in-law of Jean-Jacques Sabon. 
Denis and his son Julien take care of the vineyards. Delphine, daughter of Denis is often in the reception.

Today the property covers 18 ha of AOP Chateauneuf du Pape, 12 ha of Lirac, 6 ha of Cotes du Rhone and 14 ha VDF.

Wines as described at new website March 2018

Chateauneuf du Pape "Olivets" 
2016: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Cinsault. 
Aged for about 15 months in foudres (40 hl), wooden tank (25 hl) or demi-muids (6 hl)

Chateauneuf du Pape "Résérve"  
2016: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. 60-75-years-old vines. 
70% aged in foudres and 30% in demi-muids for 16-18 months.

Chateauneuf du Pape "Prestige"  
2016: 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% other allowed varieties. The vines are more than 90-years-old. Matured for 16-18 months in foudres, wooden tak or demi-muids. 

Chateauneuf du Pape "Le Secret des Sabon" 
2015: 95% Grenache and 5% other varieties in mixed planting
More than 100-years-old vines with a yield below 20 hl/ha. 
It's matured for 12 months in demi-muids, but as the name says, other facts about the wine is a secret of the family.
Only about 2.000 bottles are made in good vintages and it's one of the most expensive wines from the appellation.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc "Renaissance" 
2017: 20% Clairette, 30% Grenache Blanc, 15% Bourboulenc and 35% Roussanne.
40-50 years old vines. Fermented and aged for 6-8 months in wooden tanks of 25 hl.

Lirac by Roger Sabon 
2017: 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah,105% Cinsault and 10% Carignan.

Cotes du Rhone Rhone by Roger Sabon
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Cinsault

VDF Le Sabounet
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault og Counoise.

VDF Plalsir 75cl.
70% Grenzache and 30% Marsellan

VDF Blanc Plaisir 75cl.
40% Grenache Blanc, 20% Roussanne, 20% Viognier and 20% Clairette.

Didier Négron in the cellar June 2014

Didier Négron, Delphine Sabon (married Artaud) and Gilbert Sabon
Delphine is reponsible for sale and Gilbert for the accounting.


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The cellars seen from the backyard. The oldest part to the left

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Updated 06-03-2021