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2011 Clos Cibonne Rose Speciale Des VignettesTibouren from France

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"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 ...

  • 93 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
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"Bright orange-pink. Smoky, spice-accented aromas of redcurrant, cherry and blood orange, plus a hint of floral oils. Chewy, penetrating and expansive on the palate, offering intense dried red fruit and citrus pith flavors that gain sweetness with air. Concentrated but energetic as well, which bodes well for food-matching. Shows superb focus and length on the tactile, red fruit-dominated finish."

Product Description:

"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. Clos Cibonne crafts a wine that is completely its own through combining a rare grape with a unique aging process. There are two wines currently available from the estate: the classic rosé and the Cuvée Spéciale des Vignettes that is sourced only from the estate's oldest vines." -Importer

Product Detail

Item # 75075
Country France
Region Provence
Sub-Region Cotes de Provence
Ratings

93 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

Vintage 2011
Color Rose
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Tibouren
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste garrigue, cherry, raspberry and earthiness
Nose garrigue, cherry, raspberry and earthiness