La Ciboise


La Ciboise - Luberon
La Ciboise - Luberon
La Ciboise - Luberon

The Luberon Regional Natural Park acts as the setting for the Luberon vineyards. These currently cover 36 communes, which are all situated in the south east of the Vaucluse department. Classified as Mediterranean but under the influence of a more continental climate from the Alps and Rhone Valley. The Luberon ranks among one of the most sun-drenched regions in France with approximately 2,600 hours of sun per year.

Background : The presence of vines in the Luberon goes back to antiquity. The Romans planted these vines in particular in the Pays d'Aigues region, and then in the Middle Ages and during the Renaissance, the wine-growing areas spread widely, especially to the north of the Petit Luberon.
The development of the vineyards increased at the end of the 19th century and subsequently between the two wars. At the beginning of the 70s the winegrowers of the Appellation, who were conscious of the need to modernise, undertook major works. Their efforts were crowned with success in 1988 when the Cotes du Luberon obtained the Appellation of Controlled Origin.Today, we call it simply "Lubéron"...

A blend of Grenache Blanc, Vermentino, Ugni Blanc and Roussanne.
Scree (talus) on clay based sand at the foot of the Luberon mountain range.
Grapes are harvested at maturity.
After pressing, the must is cold-settled for 24 hours. Then, fermentation is performed for 3 weeks, between 14 to 18°C, to develop flavors.
The wine is aged on fine lees in vats without malolactic fermentation.
COLOUR : pale, with green and yellow tints.
NOSE : aromas of white blossom, lemons and exotic fruits.
MOUTH : good balance between the freshness and roundness, with a great length.

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