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Built on a sandy mound from which it takes its name (sable = sand),

this village, like its close neighbour Séguret, invites you to relax and take it easy as you stroll from one little square to the next, through winding lanes and up quaint little stairways with uneven stone steps. Its gently sloping, drawn-out vineyards grow in sandy soils, decalcified red clays and gravelly pebbles of various sizes. Over the years, the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains – at the foot of which the village lies – have been the silent witness to Sablet’s rising fortunes.

From its 300 hectares of vineyard, Sablet makes chiefly red wines, from Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. White wine production continues to progress, however, and now accounts for some 10% of total production, depending on the vintage.

Sablet

History

1974
1974

Birth of AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet

The earliest evidence of human habitation here dates back to Roman times. Winegrowing was introduced by the Counts of Toulouse, then continued to grow from strength to strength during the reign of the Avignon Popes in the 14th century. Growth progressed until the 19th century, when the vineyards were decimated by phylloxera. As a complete coincidence, a Sablet inhabitant invented the grafting machine that led to its revival. Sablet was elevated to Côtes du Rhône Villages with geographic name status in 1974.

The village is famous for its Book Festival, taking place every year on the third weekend in July and attracting writers, booksellers, binders, illustrators and wine- growers. Bringing together books and wine is an interesting initiative – an opportunity for visitors to relax, learn, and taste the wines made by Sablet’s wine producers specially for the occasion.

Geography

Territory

The vineyards lie in the commune of Sablet, adjoining those of Gigondas in the northern part of the Dentelles de Montmirail.

Climate

Mediterranean type influenced by the Mistral wind.

Soils

A particular geology

Sand and decalcified red clay mixed with pebbles of various sizes; red sandstone.

Key figures

Key figures of the appellation

91% red
1% rosé
8%

Colors

32 hl/ha

Average annual yield

373 ha

Total production

12 063 hl

Total production

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