I feel like I am on some sort of grail quest when it comes to rosé wine.  Better yet, I feel like Sean Connery in The Name of the Rose.  What is the mystery that separates a mere quaffable rosé from one that is captivating and serious?  Since being taken by aged rosé wines like López de Heredia Rosado and Calabretta Rosato, I have been on a mission for rosé wines that go beyond, and they are out there, and they are captivating, and they are versatile.  So while the fall air might have crept up upon us, I am still on the hunt for the next great rosé discovery.  Great rosé is not meant to just be gulped on hot summer days, it can pair well with food and it can be drink in the fall, or the spring, or even the winter for that matter.  Rosé is not just a summer wine got it.  So when I saw this baby from Clos Cibonne sitting in the rosé section at Union Square Wines, with it’s old school looking label, it immediately piqued my interest.  And then when I spun the bottle around, there was the clincher:  “This Cru Classé rosé from Cotes de Provence was aged on the lees and under a fine veil of flor for one year in 100 year old foudres.”  Now that sounded interesting indeed.  A little translation on some of the esoteric stuff in this description.  The lees are the fine particles that are in the wine before it is finally pressed, and the veil of flor is a yeasty crust that develops on top of the wine, and foudres are large oak barrels, in this case 100 years old.  This combination of things is what makes wine geeks, and wine lovers alike, drool.  Wines aged under flor, like some whites from the Jura or Sherry, have a distinctive nutty flavor and there is certainly some of that in this wine, but it is not over done.  The Tibouren (a obscure native grape varietal) rosé is nutty and rich and flinty with notes of tangy red fruit.  It is slightly oily and very approachable.  I different take on rosé than López or Calabretta.  Another interesting discovery in the pursuit of rosé.