Convinced by their burgundian experience that the quality of great wines comes from the vineyard, the new owners began by investing heavily in the renewal and the tending of the vines. The focus on the vineyard remains a priority to this day.
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After a long search, they discovered the Domaine du Logis de Nans in the Var, east of Aix en Provence. They were immediately attracted to its gently sloping hillside with southern exposure. They saw its cool microclimate and its clay and limestone soils as ideal for viticulture.
The estate was renamed Triennes, a reference to Triennia, the festival for Bacchus, which was held every three years during Roman times. The prefix “Tri” serving as a reminder of the three original partners.
Practices & Techniques
For the whites and the rosé, the foremost consideration is the finesse of fruit and freshness of the wines. The cool microclimate which Triennes naturally enjoys favors the acidity in the wines.
For the reds, the desire is to produce structured wines which combine ripe fruit with complexity, elegance and finesse.
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We manage the vines as naturally as possible and in harmony with the environment. For instance, we grow a cover crop every second row to help us control vigor, limit erosion and help to assimilate organic material. In 2008 Triennes began its organic conversion with Ecocert which should lead to its certification in the near future.