Domaine de Triennes Rosé is a classic style of Provence and this wine is all elegance, roundness, harmony and pleasing characters. This is the sort of wine that runs away with your palate and before you know it you’ve drained the bottle. Enjoy Domaine de Triennes Rosé right now and until the next vintage is released. It may get better, but that is for someone else to discover.
A joint venture between Jacques Seysses (Donaine Dujac) and Aubert de Villaine (Domaine de la Romanée Conti). So chances are you’ve already hit ‘add to cart’. This is an organic farm in the East of Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. Growing varieties that have a long history of quality in the area they speak of the region first and foremost and personality of producer is left to other avenues.
The sunny South of France where a lot of cheap and cheerful wines come from. In the crowd, there are a few gems that really outperform their station. The whole gamut of wines and flavours are made here.
An important supporting grape in a lot of wines from Southern France. It can tolerate the heat but really needs a dry climate to avoid disease and makes strong black wines that lack a bit of charm without other varieties help. It can really turn it on for textural rosé, especially when an aromatic variety joins the blend.
Spain’s gift to the world. We know it as Grenache and I think everyone has a soft spot for it in some way. Almost too exuberant in expressing its sweet red fruits and high alcohol, it often needs a little bit of other wines to add moderation, structure and depth. Much like Abbott and Costello. Despite this the wines of Priorat, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rioja and Aussie GSMs have an amazing ability to age for the long-term.
It gets a tough time most of the places it is grown. But in Pomerol and Saint-Emilion Merlot not only dominates but makes some of the best wines in the world. Perfume, silky and plush. Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon season the wines with structure and acid but in some places, like Petrus they are almost not needed.
A bit of a chameleon, Shiraz can change how it looks depending on terroir and/or winemaker influence. The Syrah-based wines of Northern Rhone are dry and austere while the Shiraz of Barossa is rich and fleshy. A variety that lends itself to long aging but can be drunk at any time of its evolution.