Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Renaissance Blanc 2010
This wine features elegant and complex aromas of floral with a delicate woody finish. It can be enjoyed young or aged for several years when it will display a bouquet of honey-like aromas with notes of incense and beeswax-polished wood.
The Sabon family is an ancient and well-regarded name in Chateauneuf-du-Pape first mentioned in documents dating to 1540. Perhaps not as venerable as the Ameniers of Domaine de Marcoux and Domaine Giraud, but still eminently respectable. A more recent patriarch of the family, Seraphin Sabon first bottled wine in the appellation under the family’s name in 1921. He also fathered three very enterprising sons, all of whom established their own domaines: Joseph Sabon at Clos du Mont Olivet, Noel Sabon at Chante Cigale and Roger Sabon. The Sabons are like the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young of the village.