“A fantastic estate created by Roger Sabon in 1952. The estate was taken over by Roger’s sons (Jean‐Jacques, Denis and Gilbert) in 1976, and since 2001, the wines are made by Didier Negron, Jean‐Jacques’ son‐in‐law. The estate produces upward of four red Châteauneuf’s in a given vintage and one white.” Jeb Dunnuck.
Sabon is a great source of traditional Châteauneuf where the expression of fruit and terroir is everything and oak is applied judiciously. Sabon makes velvety wines with silky concentration, flesh and finesse utilising modern foudrés and some casks for elevage. Jean‐Jacque’s son‐in‐law Didier Negron has assumed the winemaking and has further lifted the bar at this already first‐class benchmark Châteauneuf estate.