Cuvée Spéciale des Vignettes Rosé 2022


Côtes de Provence
Site: Le Pradet at 50m
Grapes: 90% Tibouren / 10% Grenache
Vine Age: Over 60 years old
Soil: Schist
Vinification: Fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel
Aging: 12 months under fleurette in 120-year-old foudres
Farming: Certified Organic
Vegan: Yes

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Clos Cibonne’s iconic Cuvée Spéciale des Vignettes stands uniquely apart from
other rosés as a classic, one-of-a-kind Côtes de Provence rosé featuring the
Tibouren Grape is in the lead role. Legendary amongst experienced French wine
collectors for its texture, substance, and ability to age gracefully for a decade or
more, Cuvée Spéciale des Vignettes is aged under fleurette (a thin veil of yeast,
similar to the process in Sherry or Jura wines) in 120-year-old, 5,000L foudres for
one year. Clos Cibonne crafts a wine that is completely it’s own through combining
a rare grape with a unique aging process.
Cuvée Spéciale des Vignettes is a limited wine, a selection made exclusively of
the estate’s oldest, over 60-year-old organic tibouren grapes. Vignettes is often
the longest-lived of the Cibonne cuvées, repaying 10+ years of cellar time. The
vineyard, one of 18 Crus Classés of Côtes de Provence, consists of traditional
goblet-trained vines located close to the Mediterranean Sea in the foothills of the
Maures mountains, overlooking Toulon’s harbor.
The microclimate of Clos Cibonne is especially important to the uniqueness of the
wines, as the ocean’s proximity brings much-needed cool air to the vineyards
in the summer months. Their location at the foot of the Maures mountains ensures
good east-west ventilation, which is ideal for the health and balance of the
vineyard and ideal for the practice of organic viticulture. The resulting wines have
impeccable balance & freshness, with incredible structure and superb drinkability.
Vinification – After an early morning manual harvest, the grapes are de-stemmed
and directly pressed. The must goes into temperature-controlled stainless steel
tanks, which are cooled to slow the fermentation process. After fermentation with
indigenous yeasts, the wines are racked into over 120-year-old foudres, where they
age on the fine lees for one year under a thin veil of Fleurette.


Additional information

Weight 42.4 oz
Dimensions 15 × 5 × 5 in