• Emily

Triennes Rosé

Updated: Mar 13, 2019

A bottle of Triennes Rosé at Trade Soho
Triennes Rosé

This rosé from Domaine de Triennes is not new to me by any means. The first time I encountered it was the first summer I spent in London, and I knew nothing about this wine except that Fiona Beckett called it "Almost certainly the hippest rosé in London right now". It has certainly lived up to this high, high praise, as you can find it all over the place on restaurant wine lists. Last summer, I took a magnum of it to a family reunion, to rave reviews, took it to numerous picnics, and I've had it two days this week already at separate events. Once at home while recording a podcast with a friend (that podcast has absolutely nothing to do with wine - it's about Arthurian legends, and we'll be releasing it once the first season is complete!) and then at Trade Soho with a friend visiting from the States.

In short, this is my go-to rosé, and you can pry it from my cold, dead hands.

Why is this rosé so awesome, you ask? Partly because it's the baby of Domaine Dujac and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti who are two of the biggest deals in Burgundy and making some of the most expensive wines around. Jacques Seysses (of Domaine Dujac) and Aubert de Villaine (of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti) were hanging out in Provence together and happened upon this estate (this is how I like to imagine it, although I assume there was more business planning involved). They bought it and now we have Triennes rosé. I still can't get over the fact that two producers making wines that sell for hundreds and hundreds of dollars a bottle are making this wine for $12-15 a bottle. That's bonkers.

Rosé isn't for everyone, and lots of people only drink it when it's sunny out, but I think if you're willing to drink white wine in the winter, you can drink Triennes rosé too. It's floral with lots of strawberry and raspberry red fruits, but also has some spice and minerality to it. A really lovely wine, even without the big names attached to it.

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