In the Glass
This classic Provençal rosé is pressed after a few hours of skin contact and is vinified bone dry. Crisp notes of strawberries, cream, tart red fruit, and white flowers dominate this wine’s insanely thirst-quenching palate. Blend: Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache, & Merlot.
Why We Love This Rosé
Triennes is a joint venture between two of the world's most brilliant vignerons, Aubert de Villaine (DRC) and Jacques Seysses (Domaine Dujac). Their Burgundian bottles each cost a pretty penny, so the fact that snagging one of these delicious bottles of pink will run you less than $20 a pop is pretty much unbelievable.
Region/Appellation - IGP Méditérranée
Provence and rosé go hand in hand. We can't get enough of this southerly, sun-soaked French region, especially when it comes to rosé. The IGP Méditérranée is an overarching designation that extends over 10 departments in southeast France and Corsica, including Provence, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and other areas of the Rhône Valley. Here, fruit benefits from abundant sunshine and warm daytime temperatures, though natural acidity is preserved through cooling breezes from Le Mistral in the north and the Mediterranean Sea in the south. Heavy rainfalls in spring and fall provide much needed hydration for the regions’ soils. The most common grape varieties cultivated under the IGP Méditérranée are Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault, Vermentino, and Viognier.
Behind the Bottle
Those who have been following us for a while know that our love for Burgundy and its vignerons knows no limits. When we heard that two of the Côte d'Or’s best were headed south, we couldn't wait to taste the fruits of their labor. Triennes is the brainchild of two of Burgundy's biggest names, Aubert de Villaine (DRC) and Jacques Seysses (Dujac). This iconic duo founded the project in the late 1980s and has since built one of southern France’s most renowned estates. Provence’s long growing season and optimal weather allows the duo to work with optimally ripened fruit year in and year out, which leads to concentrated, thirst-quenching cuvées that are beyond easy to drink.
This refreshing rosé is as brilliant as the hands who craft it. The wine's ample amounts of zesty acidity and prominent fruit-forwardness make it perfect for sipping alongside fresh summer snacks, including grilled shrimp skewers, bruschetta, and Provençal-inspired dips (olive tapenade, aïoli Provençal, etc). Serve chilled and drink up!