Perched upon a hill in the Maures mountains, overlooking the harbor of Toulon, lies the historic Clos Cibonne winery. Established in the 17th century, this vineyard is rooted in maritime history, deriving its name from Jean-Baptiste de Cibon, a naval captain under Louis XVI. After changing hands over the centuries, the Roux family took the reins in the 1930s, with André Roux leading the charge to cultivate the Tibouren grape variety.
Situated on the southeastern coast of France, Clos Cibonne’s 24-hectare property boasts breathtaking views of Toulon’s harbor to the west and the Giens peninsula and Porquerolles Island to the east. The vineyards are characterized by their proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, benefiting from the maritime influence on the climate.
The Roux family’s commitment to preserving tradition and authenticity is evident in their approach to winemaking. With a focus on the Tibouren grape, Clos Cibonne produces a distinctive style of wine. André Roux’s dedication earned the winery a coveted ministerial decree classifying it as a ‘Cru Classé’, solidifying its reputation among the region’s esteemed vineyards.
Today, Clos Cibonne’s legacy continues under the guidance of Brigitte Roux and her husband Claude, who have inherited the vineyard and its time-honored techniques. The estate’s story, intertwined with maritime history and a dedication to preserving the Tibouren grape’s essence, is reflected in each bottle of wine produced. Amidst the serene vineyards, Clos Cibonne stands as a testament to the harmonious marriage of tradition and innovation in winemaking.
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