What a fine experience it was to have a vertical tasting of Sablet wines all the way back to 1990 here in Sablet. And great to meet Jean Autran from Domaine de Piaugier. Outstanding wines of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre. Rustic yet elegant, rich, yet sometimes delicate. Sensuous flavours in the glass.
Sablet is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France. It is a fortified Provençal village founded in the 800’s and rich in history.
Sablet received its Côtes du Rhône Villages appellation status in 1974. The 130 hectares of the region produce red wines from blends of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. They are full bodied, with flavours of blackberries, violets and candied fruit. White wines are fresh and delicious with excellent structure. Rosés are also well worth buying.
Great little drive back to our Bed and Breakfast in Cairrane through misty blackness punctuated by little galaxies of light. Each a village in the dark, nestled in the Alpine foothills here in the Southern Rhone.