Two of Burgundy’s greatest names – Jacques Seysses, founder of Domaine Dujac, and Aubert de Villaine, co-owner of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti – are the partners behind this pioneering property in Provence, northeast of Marseille and due east of Aix-en-Provence. Over the years, they have transformed this stunning 113.7 acre (46 hectare) site into one of the top wine estates in Southern France.
Triennes has invested heavily in its vineyards from the beginning. An ambitious replanting program started the program, and 2008 saw the start of organic conversions.
- Soils: Clay and limestone
- Aim: Create a healthy vineyard, choosing vines & rootstocks adapted to the growing conditions
- Farming: As natural as possible; cover crop grown every 2nd row to control vigor, limit erosion & assimilate organic material.
- Harvested at night so the grapes are cool upon arrival at winery
- Pressed after a few hours of skin contact
- Fermented at low temperature until dry in stainless steel tanks
This pale pink wine has a bouquet of strawberries and white flowers with hints of vanilla. It has the harmony and elegance that has earned world-wide appreciation of the rosés of Provence. Triennes Rosé is the perfect accompaniment to a sunny summer afternoon.
- Primarily Cinsault, with Grenache, Syrah and Merlot
- Alcohol: 12.7%
- Total Acidity: 3.62 g/l
- Residual Sugar: <1 g/l
Gold Medal – The Fifty Best Rosés of 2022
Aroma: Cherry, red plum, nectarine, cotton candy, white flowers, seductive.
Palate: Raspberry, sweet raspberries & cream, strawberry, cherry, fresh peaches, tart mineral.
Finish: Tart black currant, yellow grapefruit, peach, honeysuckle, white flowers, clean, easy drinking, a crowd pleaser.
Vivid, very pretty medium-dark pink hue: this is not at all the watery-pink colour of Provence Rosé wines. It also smells and tastes much deeper and richer than most of those wines, with inviting aromas and flavours of red berries (strawberry, raspberry, cranberry) complemented by a whiplash of pink flowers and delicate herbs. The suave mouthfeel is given a brisk quality by vibrant harmonious acidity that nicely extends the red berry notes on the long, juicy and highly satisfying finish. Knockout Rose wine that has plenty to say, though I think it is best consumed on the young side for maximum enjoyment. Domaine de Triennes was founded in 1989 in Southern France as a collaboration between two of Burgundy’s most famous names, Domaine Dujac’s Seysses family and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s Aubert de Villaine. The wine’s names derives from the festivities held every three years (triennium, in Latin) in honour of Bacchus, God of wine. 2023 – 2024
|Appellation(s)||Var IGP, Méditerranée IGP|
|Proprietors||Jacques Seysses, Aubert de Villaine|
|Annual Production||22,000 9L cases|
|Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic)||Sustainable/organic|