Nans-les-Pins is a tiny town in Provence where lavender spreads like a purple sea and where Domaine de Triennes makes the best rosé on Earth.
The humble winery has a storied pedigree. Since the 1990s, Jacques Seysses, founder of Domaine Dujac, and Aubert de Villaine, proprietor of Romanee-Conti, have been producing rosé from a south-facing slope 30 miles from the Mediterranean Sea. Limestone-heavy soil and hot days with cool nights create the perfect symbiosis for growing Cinsault, the predominant grape varietal in Provençal Rosé.
What these masters of Burgundy have managed to do with their rosé project is transport every person who opens a bottle to Provence; you can taste the rosemary, feel the sun on you skin, taste the brine of the ocean. It is summer in a glass, and is best served chilled and enjoyed with friends on a hot day. And for only $13.99, it is much cheaper than a plane ticket to Nice or Cannes.
Available at DEPs Fine Wine & Spirits