Being pink does not preclude rosé wine from being taken seriously. Even Steven Tyler, frontman of one of the world’s coolest ever bands, Aerosmith, wrote an entire song about the colour pink. This particular French rosé, and the Domaine de Triennes, is the creation of two legends of Burgundy, Jacques Seysses, founder of Domaine Dujac, and Aubert de Villaine, co-owner and co-director of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. The 2020 vintage just arrived at the GD cellar.
Domaine de Triennes is an organically run estate situated in the hills east of Marseille, deep in truffle country. Vines have been cultivated here for two thousand years and the Domaine’s name is a nod to the festivities (“triennia”) held in honour of Bacchus that took place every three years in Roman times.
Jacques Seysses’ son Jeremy runs the 40-hectare estate, which is planted to the likes of Syrah, Viognier, Carignan, Cinsault, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The cool nights here allow for ideal growing conditions, with slow and even ripening.
The rosé is Cinsault blended with Grenache, Syrah and Merlot. The grapes are picked at night to ensure they are at their coolest when arriving at the winery. The must is pressed off after a few hours of skin contact.
This rosé presents a delicate balance of red berry fruit and floral aromas. There is a freshness on the palate with a lovely, citrus finish. Enjoy this wine on its own or with food. It’s a perfect choice for summer.
Triennes rosé 2020
Domaine de Triennes | Méditerranée IGP Rosé 2020 | R 265 per bottle
*Price is per bottle and incl. VAT