CLOS CIBONNE TENTATIONS ROSE 2019
SUMMER SAVOURY CLEAN
CLASSIC / 750ML
A refreshing layered Provence rose. Extremely pale in colour due to the gentle handling during the picking and processing of the fruit. The wine is textured and fresh, a surprisingly savoury rose that is sleek rather than flamboyant.
From the Distributor: Cuvée Tentations Rosé is Made from 50% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 15% Syrah, and 15% Tibouren. Bright red fruits lift from the glass, but, as with all these wines, there are wonderful layers of spice and non-fruit complexity beneath. The palate has a wonderful texture that sets it apart from other wines in the region. Huge drinkability too. Bring on summer!
Clos Cibonne is one of 18 Cru Classé growers in the Côtes de Provence AOP, and is in fact the most southerly. The estate’s 15 hectares of vineyards are located a mere 800 metres from the coast and are surrounded by hillsides at the base of a bowl that faces the sea. This topography creates air circulation that extends the growing period whilst cooling the vines. The soil is a mixture of schist & clay. After harvest, the wines are fermented in stainless steel & some are then aged under Fleurette (a thin veil of yeast) in 100-year-old, 500L foudres.
The estate is managed organically, although is not certified. Grapes are all harvested by hand and the resultant wines are some of the most transparent in Southern France - the spices, herbs and salt that you can literally taste on the breeze, fill these wines.
Whilst as with most estates in Provence, rosé is the focus, we are thrilled to also import one of Clos Cibonne's red wines, made exclusively from a local grape Tibouren. Lighter framed than many other Provence reds, this is fresh and vibrant, with a distinctly Mediterranean twang.