Summer is officially here! Rosé season is in full bloom, although truth be told, it’s Rosé season for me pretty much year-round for me! With that in mind, I’m cranking up my annual series of weekly “Drink Pink!“ Rosé tastings. It’s my quest for the best Pink Porch Pounders for $20 or less! This week’s rosé is the 2013 Domaine de Triennes Rosé.
In 1989, two Burgundians, Jacques Seysses, founder of Domaine Dujac, and Aubert de Villaine, co-owner of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, joined by their Parisian friend, Michel Macaux, in search of new vineyards. Their attention turned to Provence where they were convinced the potential for great wines was enormous.
After a long search, they discovered the Domaine du Logis de Nans in the Var, east of Aix en Provence. They were immediately attracted to its gently sloping hillside with southern exposure. They saw its cool micro climate and its clay and limestone soils as ideal for viticulture.
The estate was renamed Triennes, a reference to Triennia, the festival for Bacchus, which was held every three years during Roman times. The prefix “Tri” serving as a reminder of the three original partners.
In addition to this wine, Domaine de Triennes produces two red blends, a white blend and a Viognier.
This wine is a blend of principally Cinsault, blended with Grenache, Syrah and Merlot.
Retail – $13.99 (Whole Foods Market) 13% alcohol
My tasting notes follow:
Pale salmon pink color with appealing, but fleeting peach, fresh strawberry, citrus and subtle earthy and floral aromas. On the palate it’s between light and medium-bodied, dry and fresh with tart fresh strawberry, peach, citrus rind flavors and an appealing minerality. Lingering finish
Rating: B+: This is very good Rosé that goes down (a little too) easy. And it’s a good value at $14 >>Find this wine<<
Sample purchased for review
(A+) – 95-100/Extraordinary
(A) – 92-95/Outstanding
(A-) – 89-91/Very Good to Outstanding
(B+) – 86-88/Very good
(B) – 80-85/Good
(C) – 70-79/Bleh
(D) – 50-69/#Fail
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