The impetus for the founding of Domaine de Triennes in 1989 was the conviction of the famed Burgundy winemakers, Aubert de Villaine, of Domaine de la Romanée Conti, and Jacques Seysses, of Domaine Dujac, along with Parisienne businessman and friend, Michel Macaux, that wine from the South of France had much more potential than was then being produced. The property they settled on had the limestone and clay soils they were so familiar with in Burgundy, along with high elevation and southern exposures. The vineyard’s varietal composition and pruning were overhauled and were converted to organic and sustainable farming practices with cover crops managed using sheep. The ancient southern French grape Cinsault (SAN-so) takes its usual, starring role in rosés from this area with help from Grenache, Syrah and Merlot, yielding aromas of red berries and white blossoms and flavors of strawberries and guava. Outstanding with cheese and fruit.