La Ciboise (lah see-BWAHZ) is the name of Michel Chapoutier’s grandfather’s home. Located right in the center of the town of Tain l’Hermitage, La Ciboise was the energetic center of Chapoutier family life where children and relatives used to meet regularly. Similarly, these new wines from the M.Chapoutier portfolio are intended to be enjoyed with friends and family to celebrate everyday life. Located in the southeastern area of the Rhône Valley, it has a continental climate due to its proximity to the Alps. One of Europe’s oldest wine regions dating back to 750 BC, it received official AOC status in 1988 and is known for producing charming value wines. Known as one of the most sun-drenched regions in France, it is frequently visited and cherished by tourists.
Appearance: Pale green-yellow
Nose: Expressive aromas of white flowers (jasmine), peach and exotic fruit.
Palate: Rich and balanced with volume and a zingy, saline finish
Terroir: As the selected vines are planted in Miocene sands and limestone scree of altitude 200 for 450 metres, they are subject to a wide range of temperatures over the day which gives the wine its freshness.
Vinification: Harvesting is carried out at night, by machine, to limit oxidation and preserve the aromatic qualities. Total destemming is followed by a gentle pressing and then old static settling. Low temperature alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats. The wine is protected from oxygen to preserve its aromatic potential.
Aging: Cold settled for 24 hours and fermented in tanks. 5 months aging on fine lees in stainless steel vats, without malolactic fermentation.
Gastronomy: Shrimp or a fresh goat cheese salad