Clos Cibonne’s Tentations as “classic Provence” delivers a Mediterranean blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, with the indigenous variety, Tibouren grape (15%), that Cibonne has championed for generations. All grapes are grown on clay and schist soils providing expressive floral and mineral notes. Cibonne has been around since 1797, and since a renovation in the 1990s, has been producing wines of unique character and complexity. The discreet nose hints delicate tangerine, lemon and cherry notes with a fine texture, while the mouthfeel is fresh, floral, thirst-quenching – but with a little more oomph and tang than you find in most Provence rosés. It’s everything great rosé should be!
Shipping Fee: Complimentary
|Bottles per Case||6|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Region||France (France), Provence (France)|
|Farming Method||Sustainable, Traditional|
|Grapes||20% Cinsault, 50% Grenache, 15% Syrah / Shiraz, 15% Tibouren|
|Food Pairing||Breads, Sweets, White Meat|
|Price of Case||$149.70|
The property of Clos Cibonne dates back to 1797 when the Roux Family purchased it from Jean Baptiste de Cibon, captain of the royal marines of Louis XVI. In 1930, André Roux modernized the winery in order to pursue his goal of producing top quality wines at the estate. This revival ignited an era of fame for the rosés of Clos Cibonne.
In the 1980s, hard times fell upon the estate and it drifted without clear direction until Bridget, André Roux’s granddaughter, and her husband, Claude Deforge, took it over in the late 1990s. Their immediate goal was to bring the estate back to its former grandeur. By renovating the cellars while preserving the tradition of aging in old foudres, the family began to reestablish the vaunted reputation of the domaine. Thanks to their efforts Clos Cibonne once again lives up to its standing as one of the 18 Cru Classés in Côtes de Provence.