Domain description :
Various sources report that in 1547 a deed was notarized on a vine parcel of éminée lying "ad montem oliveti" but it was not until the early twentieth century that the history of the family and Sabon this locality will be linked. Seraphin Sabon, a native of the nearby village of Sérignan Comtat married Mary, daughter of Romain Jausset owner in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In 1932 he created the "Clos du Mont-Olivet." The estate then passed in the hands of Joseph, eldest son of Seraphin. Today is Celine, David and Thierry small children of Joseph who manage it.
Description of the appellation :
First French AOC, this famous vineyard is located north of Avignon, in the towns of Sorgues, Courthézon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Orange and Bédarrides. The vineyard is located on the left bank of the Rhone. It rests on a floor covered with pebbles and is protected from the Mistral wind and drought caused by the Mediterranean climate. If the reputation of the red wines of the appellation is more to do, Châteauneuf du Pape White is also a reference.
Description of the region :
Second wine region in France after Bordeaux, the Rhone region is one of the oldest in the country. The vineyard is divided into two zones: the northern Rhone Valley and the southern Rhone valley. Other areas furthest part of the region: Vivarais Luberon, through the Diois. The Bordeaux region can produce red, white and rosé, of all kinds: dry, soft, natural and sparkling. However, the red wines are produced in this region (representing 80% of production). At the heart of the southern area is the Grenache grape that made the red wines "solar". However, the vagaries of climate forcing growers to use the assembly technique to balance their wines. Some additional varieties: Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Carignan. For white wines, the grape varieties used are: bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne, piquepoul, Maccabeo, Marsanne, Vermentino or Picardan. Rosé wines from the same grape varieties as the red wines. In the northern area, for red wines, the syrah grape variety predominates. For white wines, the grape varieties used are: Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. The designations are the Rhone region are numerous: Cote du Rhone, Cotes du Rhone-Villages, communal AOC (Condrieu, lirac, Côte-Rôtie, Chateauneuf du Pape, etc.) and AOC independent (luberon, ventoux, grignan les adhémar ...).