Clos Cibonne

Rosé Cuvée Tradition - 2021


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The Helena Bonham Carter of dark, whimsical rosés, which just so happens to be the legendary wine of the historic, 5th-generation estate, Clos Cibonne.

Known for their focus on Tibouren, a regional grape known for its texture, heft and ability to age gracefully for decades, Vignettes is, simply put, their fanciest flight of fancy and to this day, a renowned original.

Farmed from organic 60-year-old vines, this was aged for a year under Fleurette – a thin veil of yeast, like in Jura and Jerez – for a year in huge, hundred-year-old foudres, giving a savoury, oxidative edge to this enchanting rosé. Strawberry rhubarb compote, overripe peach, lemon peel, cinnamon heart, velvet rose, salty Mediterranean air, wet beach rocks & a bouquet of dried green herbs with an oily texture, nutty, savoury depth and a bitter, sophisticated finish.

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