2003 R.Sabon Châteauneuf du Pape 'Cuvee Prestige'
2003 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf du Pape
2003 R.Sabon Châteauneuf du Pape 'Cuvee Prestige'

2003 R.Sabon Châteauneuf du Pape 'Cuvee Prestige'

SKU: B313

Regular price $64.95
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750ml
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Since 2001 Didier Negron has made the wines at Domaine Roger Sabon, but recently he’s begun to move away from demi-muids and barriques in favor of aging his family’s wines in concrete and large French oak foudres. While the terroir of Roger Sabon, with its high concentration of sand and limestone, has always been inclined to a more ethereal and delicate style of Châteauneuf, Didier’s changes in the cellar have amplified these qualities – the wines have never been more engaging and lovely.

While Grenache is the mainstay at the Domaine, they also grow Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Terret Noire, Counoise, Vaccarèse Muscardin, Roussanne, Clairette, Bourboulenc and Grenache Blanc. They own some fairly old Syrah, about 60 years old, located on limestone soils which is an important component in the Prestige bottling. Their oldest vines, topping 100 years old, are located in two plots near Courthézon and are the Secret des Sabon source. While details are sketchy, and the Sabons are shy about divulging any information about this cuvée, it is safe to assume that these vines are primarily Grenache. There is a single demi-muid in the shadows in the cellar, which is presumably the Secret des Sabon, but once again, polite inquiries are met with a Gallic shrug.

Type
Red
Varietal
Red Rhône Blend
Vintage
2003
Country
France
Region
Southern Rhône
Subregion
Châteauneuf du Pape
Producer
R.Sabon
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