CLOS CIBONNE CUVEE HOMAGE A MARIUS
This 17th century estate - one of eighteen in Provence with Cru Classé status - in the Maures hills overlooking Toulon is the proudest and finest custodian of a pretty special grape: Tibouren. It was here in the 1930s that André Roux decided to devote his vineyards to Tibouren, which had been in drastic decline since the onset of the phylloxera blight. Rarely for rose, Chateau Cibon's are cellar aged in large 100-year-old foudres. Even rarer yet, they are aged under a thin veil of yeast (similar to the ageing of Sherries in Jerez) called a fleurette.
This is a limited release honouring the estate's winemaker from the 1920's. The Character of the hard to grow Tibouren grape, emphasized by the age of the vines alongside the complex aging and blending process mean this is not your run of the mill Provençal rose.
90% Tibouren and 10% Grenache