Located in Nans-les-Pins, 30km from the Mediterranean, the Domaine de Triennes is in the IGP Méditerranée appellation. With 46 hectares of south-facing vineyards, facing the Saint-Baume massif, the estate produces local Var wines vinified by Rémy Laugier since 1997. These are wines as they like to drink them with whites in constant search of freshness and aromas, reds with character and fruit and finally an authentic rosé from the south of France.
OWNER: Seysses family
MANAGING DIRECTOR & OENOLOGIST : Rémy Laugier
DESIGNATION : IGP Méditerranée
AREA OF VINEYARDS: 46 hectares
VINEYARD MANAGEMENT: Organic Agriculture
SOILS: Clay and limestone
AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINEYARD: 35 years old
RED GRAPE: Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cinsault, Syrah
WHITE GRAPE: Chardonnay, Viognier
HARVESTING : Manual
VINIFICATION : Stainless steel tanks
MATURING : Barrique
A bit of
It was in 1989 that two famous Burgundians, Jacques Seysses and Aubert Villaine associated with Michel Macaux, headed for the South of France, convinced that the potential for great wines was significant. They fell in love with the property located in Nans-les-Pins and decided to acquire it. It was renamed "Triennes", from the name Triennia, a Roman festivity that took place every three years in honor of Bacchus. The prefix "tri" is a reminder of the original three partner-owners.
During the 1990s, numerous investments were made with an ambitious replanting and overgrafting program in order to reconstitute the vineyard with good massal selections. In addition, the teams experimented with Viognier, which was and still is a real success.
The vineyard of 46 hectares with a clay-limestone soil is exposed to the south at an altitude of 350 to 400 meters, offering a nice thermal amplitude and freshness. It also benefits from an ideal microclimate, an environment conducive to generating fresh and digestible wines.
The estate has vines of chardonnay, viognier, cinsault, merlot, cabernet-sauvignon and syrah. To complete its production, the estate also buys grapes from neighboring producers. Concerned about the preservation of their terroir, Domaine de Triennes is certified Organic Agriculture since 2011.
The owners are convinced that the quality of great wines lies in the vineyard, which is why they will invest and undertake the renewal and maintenance of the vineyard. By the quality of their terroir, they seek to elaborate refined wines reflecting these exceptional lands. Since 1994, Rémy Laugier, oenologist and manager of the estate, has been working in collaboration with the Seysses family, who give him their permanent support in the search for quality.
For the whites, the teams strive to bring out the finesse of the fruit and seek freshness. The microclimate naturally supports this aim, favoring a good vigor of the wines. The objective for the reds is to produce structured wines combining ripe fruit with complexity, elegance and finesse.
The Saint-Auguste is the first wine of the domain. With a classic vinification, this wine is a blend of the best vintages of syrah, cabernet-sauvignon and merlot. It is aged in barrels, tuns and vats for several months. This wine has an elegant dark purple color, with intense ruby reflections where harmony and finesse are associated with aromas of ripe black fruits and spices.
The Rosé du domaine is a wine resulting from the trading activity of the domain, that is to say that in addition to the reasons harvested on the domain, they buy grapes. Chilled harvest, direct pressing, maceration of fine lees and aging on fine lees, give birth to a wine with an aromatic nose of red fruit and a round and harmonious mouth.
The Viognier Sainte Fleur is a white wine vinified in stainless steel vats and aged on fine lees. This wine has an intense nose of apricot, honeysuckle and lavender honey. On the palate it reveals peach aromas and has a nice dynamic balance between aromatic richness and minerality.