2019 Mas de Libian IGP Ardeche Cave Vinum Blanc

Rhone Valley, France

Fresh yet full-bodied classic Rhone blend from a natural producer in the Southern Rhone.



About The Wine

Hélène Thibon's take on the classic white blend from the Rhone Valley is a refreshing yet flavoursome treat.

The grapes are all grown biodynamically, picked with freshness and acidity in mind, then vinified with wild yeasts and minimal additions to produce a pure, luscious white wine.

The classic yellow stonefruits, ginger and sweetness of Viognier are the main themes of the wine, think apricot, honeysuckle and a hint of spice.

Great for seekes of richer flavours without the heaviness or oiliness that can come with these varieties.

About Mas de Libian

Mas de Libian is an historic, family owned farm and winery in the Ardeche region of the southern Rhone, to the west of the river flowing south, up towards the rocky centre of France.

The Thibon family have been here since 1670, and current winemaker Helene Thibon now looks over 25 hectares of lovingly maintained, horse-ploughed chemical-free vineyards - all certified organic and biodynamic.

They focus of the traditional southern Rhone varieties of Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Counoise and Vaccarese, and release lo-fi wines of real purity and interest. A la votre!

Winemaker Hélène Thibon
Winemaker Hélène Thibon
Rhone Valley, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

“Cave Vinum” : “Beware of the wine”: we were inspired by the “cave canem” sign found in the ruins of Pompeii because, today, wine has become dangerous…


Terroir : Clay-limestone, north and exposures, Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers, little rain, and a lot of wind.

Viticulture : Certified Organic and Biodynamic agriculture. Yields are 35 hl/ha. Pruning is in gobelet, then trellised. Harvest is carried out entirely by hand with a very careful sorting of grapes in the vineyards.

Vinification : Pneumatically pressed. Cold-settling at 12-14°C (54-57°F) for 12 hours. Racking with fine lees reincorporated. Fermentation at 18-20°C (64-68°F). For the Clairette, vinification and aging in Stockinger demi muids (600 liter capacity). Blending in March.

Blend : Viognier (40%), Roussanne (40%), Clairette (20%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Hélène during harvest
Hélène during harvest
Rhone Valley, France

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Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

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