Clos Cibonne Côtes De Provence Rosé Cru Classé ‘ Tradition’ 2019
Outstanding organic Provencal Rosé from one of France’s cult producers. Full flavoured and complex. Age worthy too, if you can resist drinking it now...
Clos Cibonne is one of 18 Cru Classé growers in the Côtes de Provence AOP. The estate’s 15 hectares of vineyards are located a mere 800 metres from the coast and are surrounded by hillsides in the base of a bowl that faces the sea. This is a blend of 90% Tibouren and 10% Grenache. A wonderful pinkish/orange colour with aromas of orange peel with spicy notes. On the palate, the wine is fresh and vibrant with fruit tones and saline notes. A sumptuous and vinous rosé which is capable of ageing.
Producer: Clos Cibonne
Region/Country: Provence, France
Grape/s: Tibouren, Grenache
Production Method: Organic viticulture. Held back and matured in large old cask for added texture and complexity.
Style: Textural Provence Rosé, very gastronomic
Pairing Suggestion: Seafood, Mediterranean cuisine
For centuries, Clos Cibonne has bravely forged their own distinct path. They have held true to a tradition of making age-worthy fine wines which happen to be rosé, in the midst of an appellation which rewards fitting in and churning out the same-but-different rosé wines which are ubiquitous throughout Côtes de Provence. The resulting wines have impeccable balance & freshness, with incredible structure and superb drinkability over many years.