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
Lovely light Rosé. Salmon colored and just perfect. — 3 days ago
Literally the best rose. Not your typical rose, just a damn good wine. — 22 days ago
salty, woody, dried herbs, spicy strawberry. so savory and unique! — a month ago
Great rose. Not mine rally at all. Smooth — 6 days ago
Lots of ripe lush fruit. Yum — 3 years ago