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Cibonne Tentations and Edgar Degas

Looks Can Be Deceiving

'Bellelli Family, 1860. Musee D'Orsay, Paris, France' by Edgar Degas Painting Print
"The Bellelli Family by Edgar Degas, 1858


So this looks like your typical old world family.
But they are itching for a fight! So many hidden clues. NYT Art Writer
Judith Dobrzynski says witness: They (the family) are separated from Gennaro (the father) by a slightly jagged line, formed by the left edge of the mirror,
the mantel and the legs of the desk and chair creates different backgrounds
and suggests 2 different lives. While they look SOP, they are really
ready to smack each other silly!

Same with Wine. People say labels don't matter but study after study
shows they most certainly do - a lot. Wineries are paying artist to design intoxicating labels. But what of the plain spoken simple announcement
that belies a great bottle? Overwhelmed by wineshop label 

2019 Clos Cibonne Tentations Rosé, Côtes de Provence, France (750ml) -  Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant

Blend of 50% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 15% Syrah and 15% Tibouren.
Never heard of Tibouren? It is an indigenous varietal to Provence
and one that family patriarch, Andre Roux, believed in so strongly,
he replaced all his Mourvèdre vines with it. Tentations is in the Provencal flavor tradition with bright fruit, zesty acidity and great balance.

Clos Cibonne isn't your typical producer of Provençal pink wine.
They have a family heritage that dates back to 1797 when the Roux family
purchased the estate after the death of its original owner,
Jean-Baptiste de Cibon, a captain in King Louis XV's Royal navy.
Successive Roux generations have run the estate ever since.
Louis XV? Who knew from that label?

$21.50 at Wine Merchant in San Francisco
$19.99 @MetroWines

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