2012 Clos Cibonne Tibouren Cotes De Provence Rouge Cuvee Speciale
garrigue, cherry, raspberry, earthiness, black currant, blackberry, dust and leather
garrigue, cherry, raspberry, earthiness, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit
"The Tibouren grape creates wines with soft and light tannins, and with seductive aromas of red fruits (strawberry, raspberry, cherry). 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."
"The heart of the estate is their Tibouren. André Roux was a great fan of this native varietal and believed it to be the ideal grape for the region. As part of his revitalization he replaced all of the estate's Mourvèdre with Tibouren. Clos Cibonne soon became synonymous with Tibouren and received special permission from the A.O.C. to list the grape on its labels." -Importer