2020 Clos Cibonne Tradition Tibouren Rose
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2020 Clos Cibonne Tradition Tibouren Rose

Provence, FRANCE
$64. 99
$779.88 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

Clos Cibonne, a distinguished estate in the Côtes de Provence AOP, is the southernmost of the 18 Cru Classé growers in the region. Its 15 hectares of vineyards are positioned just 800 meters from the coast, nestled within hillsides that open toward the sea. This unique location allows for excellent air circulation, extending the grape-growing season and cooling the vines. The soil here is a blend of schist and clay. The Tradition Rose is produced from the most historic section of the Clos Cibonne estate, composed of 90% Tibouren and 10% Grenache grapes, reflecting the traditional rosé-making methods from a century ago, before modernization took hold. Following fermentation, the wine is matured on the lees under a layer of flor-yeast for one year in 100-year-old oak (5000L) foudres.

Other Reviews....
Tibouren the hero of this world beater rosé.
Glossy number with cool raspberry, flint and green almond characters, licks of sweet spice, some coastal succulent characters and briny minerality through it all. Very even, an elegant, more fruit pure expression not without savouriness but more gentle, finer in its inherent nuttiness and a bit more classic Provence in its make up but with requisite complexity, detail and sense of concentration. Utterly delicious from whichever edge of the glass you approach it. Drink 2023 - 2026.
94 Points
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front