M. Chapoutier La Ciboise Rouge

AOC Luberon, Rhône

La Ciboise is named after the home of Michel Chapoutier’s grandfather, located in the town of Tain l’Hermitage.

Tasting Notes

A wine with intense notes of ripe blackcurrant and raspberry notes. Delicious and full on the palate, with soft spices and ripe fruits coming through.

Grilled and roasted red meats.  Pairs beautifully with roast rabbit, Provencal tart or beef ribs.  Also is nice with pizza, pasta, casseroles, stews and mild creamy cheeses.

After destemming, the grapes are fermented in concrete tanks for 3 - 4 weeks. Each grape variety is vinified separately using traditional maceration. After a daily tasting, the wine will either be pumped over or left to rest, in order to gently extract the aromatic components, anthocyanins and tannins. At the end of the alcoholic fermentation, the temperature is allowed to increase to 30 - 33 degrees to assist the polymerization of the tannins.

Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Residual Sugar: <0.25 g/L
pH:3.51
Total Acidity: 5.43 g/L

The soil is made up of pebbles deposited by the Rhône river during the Quaternary period and referred to locally as "Gress". The vines develop a very deep rooting system, digging down as far as they layers of clay.

  • 87

    points

    Wine Spectator, May 2022

    "Fresh and open, offering fun cherry and red licorice notes, with light plum pit and savory hints along the way. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now"

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  • 88

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    Jeb Dunnuck, January 2022

    "Loads of peppery spice, earth, and assorted darker fruits emerge from the 2020 Lubéron La Ciboise, a medium-bodied, classy blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. The Syrah plays the lead role here, and this is ideal for drinking over the coming couple of years."

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  • 89

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    James Suckling, February 2022

    "Full blackberry fruit and a full, creamy palate make this Luberon red easy to enjoy. Drink young for the floral freshness. A bit simple, but undeniably appealing. Drink now."

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  • 91

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    James Suckling, February 2022

    "Ripe and fleshy, but with plenty of floral and herbal notes that add freshness. With aeration a strawberry note emerges. Juicy, rather full-bodied palate, held in check by a touch of tannin. Lively acidity and good balance, but slightly short. Drink now."

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2020 M. Chapoutier La Ciboise Rouge – Tasting Note

M. Chapoutier La Ciboise Rouge – Non-Vintage – Bottle

M. Chapoutier La Ciboise Rouge – Non-Vintage – Label