Clos Cibonne "Cuvée Spéciale des Vignettes" Tibouren Rosé
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Clos Cibonne "Cuvée Spéciale des Vignettes" Tibouren Rosé - 2013

Item # 26381 750mL
$68.96/ Single Bottle
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$827.52 $744.77/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A serious rosé and a complex dry wine. From old-vine Tibouren grown in schisty soils, the wine was aged in huge 100-year-old oak foudres under a local yeast called "fleurette." This technique also exists in the Jura and Jerez, Spain. The wine, pale copper in color, exudes warm, dusty spices on the nose complemented by flowers tinged with light caramel on the palate. One of the few rosés that are ageworthy and lovely all year round. Serve with roasted lobster, shellfish stew, sheep's-milk cheeses, and pistou.


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Staff Pick Notes

With the rose season rapidly approaching I've found myself having lethargic day dreams about the hoards of customers streaming through the doors to purchase that crisp pink summer drink, and I have to conclude, I haven't been all that excited. Then Clos Cibonne "Cuvée Spéciale des Vignettes" Rosé 2014 burst through our sales doors to show me just how excited I need to be! This rose has a complexity that will more than justify the price. Spending time in 100 year old oak barrels under a local yeast called "fleurette" this wine has a rounded plush mouth feel with an earthiness not always found in Rose. Sun ripened strawberries, mint, Marizpan and a dusty metallic minerality carries through. Serve slightly chilled with good company.

- CS

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