If you are looking for a rosé with personality and grace, Clos Cibonne offers both in spades. The Roux family specializes in tibouren, a rare variety also found in Liguria, where it’s called rossese di Dolceacqua. Vinified in stainless steel, then aged under a layer of yeast (à la Sherry) in old 500-liter foudres, it makes for a substantial, complex rosé in Cuvée Tradition: It’s dark and earthy in feel, suffused with flavors that range from tangy citrus to woodsy spice, orange zest and fresh, fruity mushrooms. Delicious now, it has the structure to gain more complexity with age.
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