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Village Sablet

The History of Sablet Village

Of Roman origin, the village of Sablet has always been a wine-growing area that produces remarkable wines, particularly thanks to its sandy soil. The name Sablet refers directly to the composition of its friable soils.

At the end of the 19th century, the village’s vineyard was restructured following the phylloxera crisis which nearly destroyed the French vineyard. It is moreover a Sablétain who, by inventing the machine for grafting vine stocks, allowed to reconstitute it and to eradicate this disease.

It wasn’t until 1974 that the Sablet appellation became a Côtes du Rhône Villages for its three colors.

The Terroir

Like the name of its village, the terroir of Sablet is composed mainly of sand with red clay mixed with red sandstone. It is a crumbly soil where the roots will have no difficulty in drawing the richness and freshness of the soil. Contrary to Visan and its pebbles, the soil of Sablet gives wines more finesse rather than power.

The Red & Rosé Wines…

The red wines are composed of Grenache (minimum 40%), Syrah and Mourvèdre (minimum 25%). In their youth, they prevail with fresh notes of berries and sweets. With time, they develop complex, stewed aromas, with notes of truffles and leather. They are excellent wines for laying down.

Rosés are blended in the same way and give fresh and elegant wines to be enjoyed in their youth to take advantage of the aromas of small red fruits.

 

The White Wines…

These are blended wines with a maximum of 20% of the grape varieties of the Southern Rhône Valley: Grenache, Clairette, Marsanne, Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Viognier. Rather greedy, these wines develop beautiful notes of spices, vanilla accompanied by notes of yellow flowers.