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Château Cohola, Sablet

Château Cohola, Sablet

Organic adopt-a-vine gift experience at Domaine de la Guicharde in the Côtes du Rhône  Silver Medal Paris Agricultural Show, Chateau Cohola  Château Cohola, Guide Bettane + Desseauve
Bronze medal, Millésime Bio, Chateau Cohola 
 

 
  

The Winery

Nestled in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail, Château Cohola is a gem of a vineyard, surrounded by nature, with a spectacular view down over the Rhone Valley. 

Chateau Cohola is located in the picturesque village of Sablet, 20km to the west of Orange in the Rhone Valley, overlooking the magnificent vineyards that produce the AOC Cotes du Rhone Sablet wines, one of the few villages that can add their name to the Cotes du Rhone Village appellation.  From the winery you have a great view of Sablet and the Cotes du Rhone plain.

The winery is organically certified and has 4 hectares of vines, planted in 15 terraces with Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache Noir for the red and rosé wines, and Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Clairette and Grenache Blanc for the white wines.  The vineyards make up half of the estate, the other half being made up of olive trees, oak trees for producing truffles, cherry trees and bee hives.

Chateau Cohola is regularly praised for the quality of their wines, and recently won a silver medal at the 2020 Concours Général Agricole show in Paris, as well as a bronze medal at the 2020 Millésime Bio organic wine fair for the 2017 Cotes du Rhone Villages Sablet, the red wine chosen for the Wine Experience.  The winery also often features in the press and wine guides such as Cuisine et Vins de France, and the 2020 Betanne+Desseauve guide, which rated the 2016 vintage 16/20 and noted it for being “a generous and complex wine”.

 

Adopt a vine at the Château Cohola winery and get involved in making your own wine with the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience

Region

The Rhône Valley offers one of the most diverse ranges of France’s wine growing regions. As you head south of Lyon, following the valley of the great river, the sun gets stronger and the climate decidedly more Mediterranean.

Our vines are to be found in the Cotes du Rhône Villages Sablet appellation.  Sablet is one of only 21 areas that are allowed to use the name of the location with the Côtes du Rhône Villages label, a sign of a superior quality wine.

The stony and sandy soil of the area helps make fresh and concentrated wines.  The pebbles, as in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, absorb the heat during the day and release it during the night to help the grapes slowly mature.

The Sablet vineyards are characterised by a scree top layer and sandy loam subsoil. The vines that face west benefit from the soft setting sun, and are perfectly adapted to producing wines for keeping.

Vineyard Visit. Meet the winemakers, Cheli & Jerome Busato at Chateau Cohola, Rhone Valley, France

The Winemakers Welcome You...

Jérôme and Cheli Busato met on the university benches in Andalucía, and their journey has been intimately linked with wine ever since as they have followed careers in Bordeaux and Burgundy before heading to the Rhone Valley where they decided to settle.  Having founded a wine trading company in 2002, they decided to buy a winery in Sablet in 2013 to be able to fully express their passion for wine, and so Château de Cohola was born with the aim of delighting the hearts of wine lovers (Cohola is a an acrostic of the latin COr HOminis LAetificat)!

Since taking over the winery, Cheli and Jérôme have patiently restored the 15 vineyard terraces that they cultivate organically.  Becoming winemakers is born out of their passion for wine and their desire to manage the wine-making process as naturally as possible from the beginning to the end, and true to their principals.

They are a very passionate and friendly couple who are eager to share their know-how and unique philosophy of the terroir that surrounds them.


Personalised bottles of Côtes du Rhône organic wine 

Château Cohola

The wine chosen for the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience is the Cotes du Rhone Villages Sablet.  This elegant red wine is one of the 21 named Cotes du Rhone Villages AOC wine.

This appellation covers 300 hectares on the sandy mountain at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, benefiting from a Mediterranean climate and a special geology of sand, clay and red sandstone.

Château Cohola’s Cotes du Rhone Sablet is produced from west facing vineyards on the slopes of the Cheval Long mountain, a great terroir of sandy loam and limestone that receives the last rays as the sun sets.  It’s also perfect for producing truffles.

The wine is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah that has been harvested by hand, the juice being turned into wine using only the yeast cells found naturally on the grape skins, and then aged separately in barrel for 12 to 18 months before being blended.

It’s an intense ruby coloured wine with a lovely nose that reveal the aromas of its terroir, blueberry, rosemary, and truffle.  It’s a complex wine on the palate that is fruity, and well balanced with a nice long spicy finish.

Characteristics
> Wine – Château Cohola AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet organic red wine
> Grape varietals – Grenache Noir (60%), Syrah (40%)
> Vineyard size – 4ha
> Soil – Limestone scree and sandy loam
> Style – Fruity, spicy and intense
> Keeps – 5-10 ans
> Ideal with  – truffle and mushroom dishes, shoulder of lamb...

Availability of the wine
The wine is generally bottled 18-24 months after the harvest.

Getting There

By Plane

Avignon airport is the closest to the winery, just 40 minutes drive away (50 km).
From spring to early autumn, flights are operated by TUI fly.
You can find a greater choice of flights to Nîmes, Montpellier or Marseille airports. 

By Car

The distances and times below are estimated using GoogleMaps from the city centre to Château Cohola.

Address

Château Cohola wine shop : 415 Route de Carpentras, 84110 Sablet
GPS : 44.1912°N, 5.0081°E
Château Cohola winery and vineyards : 1699 chemin des Combes, 84110 Sablet
GPS :  44.1863°N, 5.0233°E

 

Depart

KM

Miles

Time

Montpellier 125 78 1h30
Marseille 131 82 1h30
Lyon 209 130 2h20
Genève 359 224 3h30
Barcelone 464 288
4h30
Milan 463
288 5h30
Bordeaux  602
375 6h00
Paris  683 425 6h30
Calais
963
598 8h30
Bruxelles  916 570 9h00

To find out distances and times from other destinations, please click on this link.


Accommodation

Price NameAddressDistance to Winery
130-340€ Château Cohola

415 route de Carpentras, 84110 Sablet

+33 (0)4 90 41 81 90 ou +33 (0)6 80 91 74 62

0km / 0m
55-70€ Les Petits Sablet

211 chemin des Combes, 84110 Sablet

+33 (0)6 82 66 35 67

joellemartinbeaumes@hotmail.com 

0,5km / 0,3m
70-90€ La Table de Magali

82 route de Vaison, 84110 Sablet

+33 (0)4 90 62 06 94

0,5km / 0,3m
90- 145€ Patios des Vignes

Route de Sablet, 84110 Séguret

+33 (0)4 90 65 47 96

contact@patiosdesvignes.com

2km / 1,3m
95-125€ Le Bouquet de Séguret

252 route de Sablet, 84410 Séguret

+33 (0)4 90 28 13 83

nfo@lebouquetdeseguret.com

2km / 1,3m
170-135€ La Bastide Bleue

64 route de Sablet, 84410 Séguret

+33 (0)4 90 46 83 43

contact@bastidebleue.com

2,5km / 1,6m
85-165€ Hôtel Bellerive

420 chemin de la Motte, 84110 Rasteau

+33 (0)4 90 46 14 96

reservation@chateauderochegude.com 

6,5km / 4m

Near By Attractions

  • Towns and villages steeped in culture and history - Visit the cultural city and bridge in Avignon, the canals and chasm of the Isle de Sorgue, the winding alleys of the medieval villages of Sablet and Suguret, the view from Gordes, the temple and château at Lourmarin, the perched village of Brantes, or the abbey at Sainte-Madelin in Barroux.
  • Unique and beautiful natural areas  - Discover the Mont Ventoux, the ochre quarries in the Luberon, the Gorges de la Nesque, and the Dentelles de Montmirail.
  • Regional produce – In addition to wine and the wine route between Vacqueyras and Rasteau, the region is also renowned for its fruit and lavender.

Links to local Tourist Offices

Local Tourist Office of Vaison Ventoux: www.vaison-ventoux-tourisme.com/

Regional Tourist office of Vaucluse: www.provenceguide.com/

Regional Wine Tourist Office: www.vins-rhone.com/ 


Nouveau partenaire : le Château de Jonquières

The vines at Château Cohola are up for adoption with Gourmet Odyssey 

Welcome to Cheli and Jérôme, winemakers at Château Cohola, who have just joined the Gourmet Odyssey adopt-a-vine Wine Experience.

They are the owners of a magnificent boutique winery, their 4 hectares of vines planted on terraces overlooking the Côtes du Rhône vineyards in the plain below, with views of the Dentelles de Montmirail.  It’s the perfect setting to make great wines and to share their passion for wine-making.

Since taking over the winery in 2013, they have always worked organically, and are always testing alternative wine-making methods such as growing their vines on stakes, or ageing the wines in clay amphorae or stainless steel barrels.  They have lots of fascinating insights to share and learn from.

Their wines are true to their character; authentic and complex yet simple at the same time.  You’ll take great pleasure in tasting their range of red, white and rosé wines that are made with the aim of delighting your heart. Cohola is an acrostic of the latin Cor Hominis Laetificat.

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3 - Region

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6 - Vines

7 - Experience Days

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From 169 €

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