Clos CibonneAll products from this vendor
The Clos Cibonne became famous in 1797 when it was acquired by the Roux family from the captain of the Royal Infantry King Louis XVI. In 1930, Andre Roux modernized the winery in order to produce high quality wines. This led to the glory period for Clos Cibonne's rosé wines. The heart of the winery is the Tibouren grape variety. André Roux was very fond of this grape variety and considered it ideal for a particular region. As part of the modernization of the winery, the Mourvèdre grapes were replaced by the Tiburen grapes. Shortly thereafter, Clos Cibonne became synonymous with Tiburen and received special permission from the AOC (Appellation d'Origine Controlee) to indicate the grape variety on the labels. Surrounded by mountains and facing the sea, the vineyard of the winery covers 15 hectares and is located only 800 meters from the coast. This location creates air circulation, which is excellent for the ripening of the grapes. After harvesting, the wines are fermented in stainless steel vats and aged according to the "Fleurette" (thin layer of yeast) method and 500-liter hundred-year-old barrels.
GrenacheAll products from this varietal
Grenache produces concentrated wines with a bright character, strong structure, high alcohol level and excellent aging potential. Aroma of Grenache is a balance between floral and fruity notes.
Provence is a wine-growing region in the remote southeastern part of France, best known for its quality rose wines and warm, mild climate. Winds characteristic of the southern climate of France (eg mistral wind blowing from the Rhone Valley) are an important factor here; they reduce the spread of vine diseases and molds in vineyards, but unfortunately increase the risk of damage to the grapes and even the vines themselves. In addition, the ideal summer conditions are somewhat offset by the storms that occur in spring and autumn.