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"The Tibouren grape creates wines with soft and light tannins, and with seductive aromas of red fruits (strawberry, raspberry, cherry). 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." "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. Clos Cibonne crafts a wine that is completely its own through combining a rare grape with a unique aging process. There are two wines currently available from the estate: the classic rosé and the Cuvée Spéciale des Vignettes that is sourced only from the estate's oldest vines." -Importer [+]