Valentine’s Day Angel Food, Ina Paarman’s Beetroot Cured Salmon Gravlax, excellent with Domaine de Triennes Rosé 2019

Ina Paarman’s Beetroot Cured Salmon Gravlax, perfect with Domaine de Triennes Rosé 2019

Were we in Japan, Ina Paarman would long time ago been proclaimed a ‘Living National Treasure.’ This Queen of the South African Kitchen offer ssuch a wide range of fabulous food products and recipes on her website. Products which have made life easier for the busy cook.

Ina Paarman in her Constantia garden

The Beetroot Cured Salmon Gravlax is often found on restaurant menus, it is easy to make at home and Ina’s recipe is simple and easy to follow.

Click HERE to go to her website and to get the recipe.

Domaine de Triennes Rosé 2019

In 1989, two legends of Burgundy, Jacques Seysses, founder of Domaine Dujac, and Aubert de Villaine, co-owner and co-director of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, embarked on a new journey to discover new vineyards in France. Domaine de Triennes is the result of that search, founded in 1990

Sanglier, a French Wild Boar

The sanglier (French for ‘wild boar’) depicted on the label of Triennes is in recognition of the wild pigs living in the surrounding forest that, until protective fencing was put up, used to roam the vineyard rows nibbling at the ripening grapes. Domaine de Triennes is situated 40-odd kilometres north-east of Marseille and about an hour’s drive north of Bandol, circumventing the Parc Naturel Regional da la Sainte-Baume. From the outset, a significant investment was made in the vineyards. A replanting program began with the aim of recreating healthy vineyards, with vines and rootstocks adapted to the local growing conditions

Domaine de Triennes, Méditerranée Indication Géographique Protégée

Management of the vineyards is kept as natural as possible and in 2008, Triennes had already begun its conversion to organic viticulture. The Domaine has gone from strength to strength and this success has culminated in the construction of a new winery and bottling facility in 2019. The Wine Appellation from whence this wine cometh is Méditerranée Indication Géographique Protégée, a minor Appellation to AOC.

This fine Rosé is made from Cinsault which is blended with Grenache, Syrah and Merlot. The grapes are picked at night to ensure they are at their coolest when arriving at the winery. The must is pressed off after a few hours of skin contact.

Domaine de Triennes Barrel Cellar

From a clear glass Bordeaux shaped bottle, closed with a silver screw cap. The label is simple and elegant. In the glass, the wine a dusty pink tinged with onion skin. The aromas are fresh with grated orange rind, and country lane fruits like brambles and mulberries, with an undertow of tropical flowers. The palate, which has a lovely line of raspberry acidity running through from entry to the long satisfying aftertaste. Rich and generous, though delicate of nature, the flavours are of zesty red berry fruits and pomegranate arils.

The Domaine de Triennes Rosé 2019 is available from Great Domaines – CLICK HERE


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