2016 Loire Rosé find from Pouilly Fumé favorite Sebastien Treuillet
Sebastien Treuillet is a beloved and talented winemaker. His Pouilly Fumé is a top seller at Arrowine. It’s also a big-time award winner. It won the Special Trophy for the “Best Unoaked Sauvignon Blanc in the World” at the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2015 (“World Sauvignon Competition 2015”)! It was also picked by British Airways this year to serve in their First and Business Classes. Sebastien Treuillet was selected as one of 12 “Recommended Producers” in Pouilly Fumé by top Loire Valley wine expert Jim Budd (of the popular blog Jim’s Loire).
Yes, Treuillet’s Pouilly Fumé is a runaway hit. But you might not know that Sebastien Treuillet also owns vineyards just north of Pouilly Fumé and Sancerre in the tiny AOC Coteaux du Giennois appellation. That’s where he grew the impressive 2016 Treuillet Rosé “Coteaux du Giennois”. This rosé is a dry and generous blend of mostly pinot noir (80%) with gamay (20%). Impressively, Treuillet is also one of only TWO “Recommended Producers” for Coteaux du Giennois!
Best of all we have a sensational sale price that makes this one of the top rosé bargains of the summer. Save up to 40% and get your case for as little as $11.99 per bottle!
2016 Sébastien Treuillet Rosé Coteaux du Giennois (Loire Valley, France)
Reg: $19.99 per bottle
E-mail Sale: Order 1-5 bottles at just $16.99 per bottle
Order 6 bottles at just $13.99 per bottle
Order 12 + bottles at just $11.99 per bottle
- To order, please call Arrowine. We’re at 703-525-0990 (Arlington, VA) or 202-785-0785 (Washington, DC).
- Please call the location where you would like to pick up your order.
- This wine arrives at Arrowine tomorrow, Friday July 21st.
- Sale price is good for one week or until supplies sell out.
We introduced Loire Valley star Sebastien Treuillet to the region with the 2013 vintage. Since then he’s been a customer and staff favorite. We’ve loved both his top award-winning Pouilly Fumé and his “Magali” Sauvignon Blanc from a tiny vineyard just outside of Pouilly Fumé. Today, we have the privilege of introducing you to a third wine from Treuillet, his refreshing dry Rosé. It comes from the Coteaux du Giennois, a high-quality area for whites, reds and rosé located just north of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé. And our sale price is the lowest we’ve seen anywhere for this wine. It’s one of the great rosé bargains anywhere.
Not only does this rosé come from a great producer, it comes from a great vintage, too.
About the 2016 vintage in the Loire Valley:
2016 is a wonderful vintage across the Loire (for quality). Yields are very low due to a late frost that drastically limited the number of clusters that vines could produce. Low natural yields combined with perfect weather late in the growing season made 2016 a terrific vintage. Wine Enthusiast said the results were “concentrated grapes and good aromatic expression.” In 2016, Treuillet had a combination of low natural yields, plenty of sun (for ripeness) and excellent harvest conditions. This made his wines gorgeously aromatic, flavorful and textured.
More About Domaine Sebastien Treuillet:
This estate, run by vintner Sebastien Treuillet, has been winning glories galore and plaudits aplenty in France. But production is so small that the wines are rarely seen in the U.S. and we’ve never found reviews in any American publication. The first Treuillet wine ever enjoyed in our region was the 2013 Pouilly Fumé. If you’re lucky enough to still have any of that excellent 2013 try a bottle today. You’ll be thrilled to see that one of the best whites of the vintage is only getting better with another year in the bottle– it’s a stunner. The 2014, 2015 and 2016 are even better.
Sebastien Treuillet got his start in the wine business when he began working for a winemaker friend in Sancerre at just 15 years of age. He discovered he had a true passion (and talent) for winemaking and began dreaming of running his own wine estate. After working at other wineries for a number of years, he achieved his dream and founded Domaine Treuillet in 1991.
Since then he hasn’t stopped working on slowly and gradually improving the estate in every possible way. Located in the village of Fontenille, adjacent to Tracy-sur-Loire and about 7 km from Pouilly-sur-Loire, this estate crafts wines from Sebastien’s vineyards in three appellations: Pouilly Fumé AOC, Coteaux du Giennois AOC, and VdP Val du Loire. Sébastien employs a number of innovative techniques in his vineyards (including special vine-training and pruning) to ensure yields are kept very low and quality very high. His vineyard in Coteaux du Giennois has excellent flinty clay soils rich in limestone.
Here’s how the 2016 Sebastien Treuillet Rosé Coteaux du Giennois tastes:
This rosé from the terrific 2016 vintage is made from 80% pinot noir and 20% gamay. It has body and richness combined with pure freshness. The color is deep salmon pink with orange reflections. The aromas are pinot noir red fruit– bringing to mind strawberries and cherries. On the palate there is cherry and raspberry fruit with a refreshing white-pepper spice note emerging on the finish. The finish is long and refreshing. Drink this rosé with favorite summertime seafood dishes, with fried or roasted chicken dishes, or simply enjoy it all by itself on the deck or at the beach. This can be kept up to two years, but there’s no reason to wait; it’s delicious right now.
Thank you for taking the time to read about the Coteaux du Giennois Rosé from Loire Valley star Sebastien Treuillet. Order it now and save up to 40%!