Roger Sabon

Cuvée Prestige

2019
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
So. Rhône Valley
France
Say It
Ro-ZHAY sa-BON Cue-VAY Pres-TEEZH
Varietals
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
$78
Flavors
Blackberry Blackberry
Spice Box Spice Box
Grilled Meat Grilled Meat
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Palate Character

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COLOR
Dark Ruby Red
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
15.5%
GRAPE(S)
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
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Why this wine made the cut…
Seductive even hedonistic yet elegant
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Grenache
Gruh-NASH
Grenache is widely planted throughout the world but some of the best expressions come from the southern Rhone, and in Spain’s Priorat. Grenache has small berries with thick grape skins resulting in dark, tannic wine in its youth combined with an almost ripe sweetness and elevated alcohol. Often part of a blend, Grenache offers a lot of fruit, spice, with floral and herbal notes.
Syrah
See-RA
Syrah is widely planted throughout the world, but that was not so until the late twentieth century when Syrah was principally grown in the Rhone Valley and, as Shiraz, in Australia. Stylistically, the Palate Character of Syrah can vary depending on ripeness from a rich Round & Fleshy, Tone & Backbone, to a Powerful & Extracted. The flavors and aromas can also vary with a dark, sometimes sweet, fruit character, varying amount of spice, floral, and earth, and smoke, and meaty aromas and flavors.
Mourvèdre
Moor-VED-ruh
Mourvedre is widely grown in Spain, and in France, where it makes up at least 50% of Bandol, and is typically one of the main blended varietals in Chateauneuf du Pape. It is high quality and strives in hot temperatures. The grapes are dark, and tannic with ample alcohol and intense aromas, particularly of blackberries. It is valued for its heady, structured contribution to blends.
Country / State
France
Region
So. Rhône Valley
Sub Region
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Producer
Roger Sabon
Vintage
2019
Roger Sabon harvesting grapes in the vineyardsRoger Sabon harvesting grapes in the vineyards

Roger Sabon

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Roger Sabon founded his eponymous Châteauneuf-du-Pape-based winery in 1952, continuing in the footsteps of his father, founder of Clos du Mont-Olivet. In 1973 Roger’s sons joined the domaine—a true family affair. 

Roger Sabons vines planted on galetsRoger Sabons vines planted on galets
Roger Sabon's Barrels in CellarRoger Sabon's Barrels in Cellar

The Domaine Roger Sabon sustainably farms 17 hectares of Châteauneuf-du-Pape vines on sandy, limestone soils covered by round stones, or "galets,” unique to the region. The domaine seeks tension and elegance in their wines, hand-harvesting grapes early, fully destemming the fruit, and extending skin contact for nearly a month before aging and bottling the wine. 

The Domaine Roger Sabon produces grenache-dominant blends that marry power and elegance. The wines, while rich and lush, also have an attractive energy and grip along with a compelling mix of flavor and complex aromatics of red and dark fruit, spice, and minerality.