Lirac by Roger Sabon
- Lirac, Rhone, France
- Roger Sabon
- Grenache/Garnacha, Syrah/Shiraz, Mourvedre / Monastrell
The domaine of Roger Sabon is as highly rated as any in the Rhone. Sourced from hillside vineyards around the village of Roquemaure it is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre and Carignan. A scented, spicy red fruit nose with a palate of rich fruit with balance and texture.
Domaine Roger Sabon is a good example of a family-run estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Roger Sabon founded the domaine as we know it today in 1952, following in the footsteps of his father. The domaine owns seventeen hectares of vines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, composed of fifteen parcels located in the heart of the appellation, mostly on soils rich in pebbles. Their other property, Chapelle de Maillac, is located on the opposite bank of the Rhône River, and includes twelve hectares in Lirac.