Cibonne
Tentations Red
2017
Provence, France

$38.00

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Style: Red: Juicy, fruity with a punch of tannin

Producer: Cibonne

Region: Provence, France

Grape: Syrah 50% / Grenache 30% / Tibouren 20%

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Organic

Oak: Stainless Steel

Alcohol: 13.5%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not Required

Serving Temperature: 10 – 12°C

The Wine: The Tentations range of wines from Clos Cibonne is the négocient label for the estate. Most of the fruit coming from their neighbours. These wines whole heartedly represent what Provence is all about. This unwooded red from Clos Cibonne is made from three southern French grapes, Syrah, Grenache and Tibouren. The wine has bright fruit intensity, juicy and vibrant. Soft on the palate with a little pinch of tannin on the finish to keep things interesting. Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

The property of Clos Cibonne dates back to 1797 when the Roux Family purchased it from Jean Baptiste de Cibon, captain of the royal marines of Louis XVI. In 1930, André Roux modernized the winery in order to pursue his goal of producing top quality wines at the estate. This revival ignited an era of fame for the rosés of Clos Cibonne.

In the 1980s, hard times fell upon the estate and it drifted without clear direction until Bridget, André Roux’s granddaughter, and her husband, Claude Deforge, took it over in the late 1990s. Their immediate goal was to bring the estate back to its former grandeur. By renovating the cellars while preserving the tradition of aging in old foudres, the family began to reestablish the vaunted reputation of the domaine. Thanks to their efforts Clos Cibonne once again lives up to its standing as one of the 18 Cru Classés in Côtes de Provence.

The heart of the estate is their Tibouren. André Roux was a great fan of this native varietal and believed it to be the ideal grape for the region. As part of his revitalization he replaced all of the estate’s Mourvèdre with Tibouren. Clos Cibonne soon became synonymous with Tibouren and received special permission from the A.O.C. to list the grape on its labels.

The estate’s 15 hectares of vineyards are located a mere 800 meters from the coast and are surrounded by hillsides in the base of a bowl that faces the sea. This topography creates air circulation that allows for perfect maturation of the grapes and helps to reduce vintage variation.

The Tentations range of wines from Clos Cibonne is the négocient label for the estate.

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Review

Style: Red: Juicy, fruity with a punch of tannin

Producer: Cibonne

Region: Provence, France

Grape: Syrah 50% / Grenache 30% / Tibouren 20%

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Organic

Oak: Stainless Steel

Alcohol: 13.5%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not Required

Serving Temperature: 10 – 12°C

The Wine: The Tentations range of wines from Clos Cibonne is the négocient label for the estate. Most of the fruit coming from their neighbours. These wines whole heartedly represent what Provence is all about. This unwooded red from Clos Cibonne is made from three southern French grapes, Syrah, Grenache and Tibouren. The wine has bright fruit intensity, juicy and vibrant. Soft on the palate with a little pinch of tannin on the finish to keep things interesting. Sebastian Crowther MS