This family owned domaine is located near the village of Gassin that is considers as one the most beautiful villages in France. The grape are hand harvested and the final steps of vinification are done by Maîtres Vigneron de Saint Tropez.
A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Rolle and Cinsault, with a beautiful rose gold color, a tempting fresh nose that blends spring flowers, strawberry, cassis a touch of hibiscus and red berries, the body is medium with pleasant acidity and a fresh fruity finish.
A lovely well made rose to celebrate the spring and upcoming summer.
My score 89, drink to 2022 — 7 days ago
Flavorful Provençal rosé, while enjoying summer evening on the back deck in Toronto — a day ago
When the weather is in the 80s, an aquatic happy hour is in order!
We’re excited to try this rosé, made primarily from the Tibouren grape, coming from the Côtes de Provence AOC of France.
Clos Cibonne has been in the loving hands of the Roux family since 1793. Due to the hard work and dedication of this family, the vineyard from which this wine comes was among the 18 designated “Cru Classés” in the Côtes de Provence 1950 classification, an indication of its quality. You may attribute Tibouren’s inclusion in the list of legally-permissible varieties in the Côtes de Provence AOC to the Roux family, as well.
This rosé is 90% Tibouren and 10% Grenache. It was made by direct press, giving it a paler hue, fermented in stainless steel, and aged biologically for 12 months in large, 100-year-old oak foudres under a thin layer of yeast (known as a “fleurette”), a process similar to that used to create Fino Sherry in Spain (where the “fleurette” is called the “flor”).
The result is a crisp, elegant expression with delicate lemon, gooseberry, white peach, chamomile, blanched almond, and clay notes. It also has a savory element that I’m having a hard time putting my finger on, perhaps it’s soft white cheese, along with great structure and texture.
Clos Cibonne, Tibouren, Cru Classé, Côtes de Provence, Vintage 2018, ABV 13.5%. — a month ago
Nice and dry for a rose. Not as sweet as one would expect. Kinda oaky and not very fruity to me. Pretty good. — 2 days ago
Easy to drink. Slightly prickly on my tongue. Smooth and almost sweet. Not super pink or sweet—fairly dry? — 8 days ago
Nectarine, peach, rose water, botanicals. Very good Rose. Even at $90. — 2 days ago