Clos du Mont Olivet

Thierry, David and Celine Sabon.
3, Chemin du Bois de la Ville,
84231 Chateauneuf du Pape Cedex.
Tel. +33 490 837 246 

Direct sale:  Monday - Friday 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00.
Mail: contact@clos-montolivet.com
Web: http://www.clos-montolivet.com/

   

The founder of what became Clos du Mont Olivet was Romain Jausset the father-in-law of Seraphin Sabon, who inherited what Jausset had bought of vineyards in Chateauneuf du Pape. His son Joseph Sabon had three sons: Jean-Claude, Pierre, and Bernard Sabon who ran the domain for a generation with the company name Les Fils de Joseph Sabon

The young generation are now running the domain. Thierry Sabon the son of Jean-Claude Sabon is responsible for the winemaking. David and Celine the children of Pierre Sabon play their roles in the vineyards and in the office.
Bernard Sabon's daughter Mylene has in 2013 left the domain with a part of the vineyards
now running Serre des Mourres Sabon de Rocheville.

The domain is now covering 21 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape,14 ha of Lirac,10 ha of Cotes du Rhone and 3 ha IGP. 
As normal in Chateauneuf du Pape the vineyards are dispersed very much and are situated at 15 different lieux-dits. The Cotes du Rhone vineyards are situated to the north near Bollène and in Gard

The buildings of the domain are situated at different places in the village. 
In 2005-06 the buildings at Chemin Bois la Ville 3 were renovated: office, tasting room and storing room for the bottled wines.


Thierry (2019), Celine (2019) og David Sabon (2015)

Wines:

Chateauneuf du Pape Le Petit Mont
2016. 95% Grenache, 5% Syrah. Matured in steel (80%) or older barrels

Chateauneuf du Pape
2017: 70% Grenache, 12% Syrah, 12% Mourvedre, 4% Cinsault, Counoise, Vaccarese, Muscardin, Terret Noir and Picpoul Noir. From 15 lieux-dits. 
90% aged in 60-years-old foudres and the rest in barrels.

Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuvée du Papet
2016: 80% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah. From the oldest vines at Montalivet, La Crau, Bois Dauphin and Pid de Baud. 40% destemmed. 
Vinification in concrete. Aged in foudres or 3-years-old demi-muids.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2018: 40% Clairette, 15% Bourboulenc, 31% Roussanne, 10% Grenache Blanc,  4% Picpoul, Picardin, Grenache Rose. 
88% matured in steeltank. 12% in new or used barrels

Lirac
2017: 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault. 95% aged in foudres and 5% in older barrels.

Cotes du Rhone
2017: 60% Syrah, 40% Grenache. Aged in older barrels or foudres. 

Cotes du Rhone Vieille Vignes
2017: 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Carignan. 50% matured in concrete, 35% in steel and 15% in older barrels.

Cotes du Rhone A Séraphin
2016: 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 10% Carignan. 60% destemmed. 
70% aged in foudres, the rest in 1-5-years-old barrels

Cotes du Rhone Blanc
2018: 95% Grenache Blanc, 5% Ugni Blanc.
87% matured in steel tank, 9% in new barrels and 4% in used barrels.

Cotes du Rhone Rosé Le Rosé de Farel
2017: 90% Grenache (press direct) and 10% Syrah (saignée).


Photo by Philippe Cambie

IGP Gard Conflues
2017: 95% Carignon, 5% Grenache. 55% laged in demi-muids and 45% in barrels.

IGP Gard Rive Droíte
2017: 40% Carignan, 35% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Syrah, 10% Merlot
70% aged in foudres and the rest in barrels

VDF La Sabonité
Mainly Grenache, discarted from Chateauneuf du Pape blended with other wine maybe from earlier vintage.

VDF Blanc Bohème
2016:
56% Viognier, 44% Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul Blanc, Picardan. The 44% other varieties are second press wine from Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc.

  Advisor at the domain since 1999

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