Côtes de Provence, France
Winemaker: Olivier Deforge
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 in the base of a bowl that faces the sea. This topography creates air circulation 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.
2017 Cuvée Tentations Rosé 750ml
2015 Cuvée Tradition Rosé 750ml
2014 Cuvée Vignettes Rosé MAGNUMS ONLY
2013 Cuvée Prestige Caroline Rosé 750ml
2016 Cuvée Tradition Tibouren 750ml