Triennes St Auguste 2016
Triennes Saint Auguste 2009 [75cl] France

Two of Burgundy’s greatest names - Jacques Seysses, founder of Domaine Dujac, and Aubert de Villaine, co-owner of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti – are the partners behind this pioneering property in Provence, northeast of Marseille and due east of Aix-en-Provence. In less than two decades, they have transformed this stunning 46-hectare site into one of the top wine estates in Southern France.

Grape variety: Blend of the best casks of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot
Vinification: 30-to-35-day-long fermentation on natural yeasts in tanks to help tannins polymerize, making them smoother. Regular remontages and even délestages (wine is run out of the tank into another, and then pumped over the cap of grape skins) ensure enough aeration to the wine.
Élevage: 12 months in old Dujac oak. Blended in tanks and bottled unfiltered after a light fining.
Tasting notes: Triennes' flagship red wine is a blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvigon and Merlot. A dark, dense wine with purple hues, it shows spicy aromas combined with ripe fresh fruit. The palate is rich and full of life with plenty of structure. This is a wine that needs some air to truly open up and show its best.