Triennes Méditerranée Viognier Sainte Fleur 2017

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Tasting Notes

Aromas of apricot, lemon oil, and honeysuckle greet the nose, while flavors of stone fruit, lavender and dried flowers dominate the palate. A touch of salinity up front combines with dusty/chalky minerality to add complexity. This is a delicate Viognier with a fine balance between aromas, acidity, and structure.

 

In the late 1980s, two famed Burgundian producers—Jacques Seysses, founder of Domaine Dujac, and Aubert de Villaine, co-owner of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti— along with their good friend, Michel Macaux, sought out property in the south of France. They believed it was possible to make excellent wines in the Var, which was generally known for its quaffable rosés and easy-drinking white wines.  In 1989, the three discovered Domaine du Logis-de-Nans, an existing but neglected estate with origins tracing back to the Etruscan times (8th to 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE). The 113-acre property showed similarities to the great terroirs of Burgundy and the top coteaux of St. Emilion; the vineyards are situated on hills versus the typical flat ground and feature southern exposure and soils rich with a clay-limestone mix that hold little organic matter (bad for agriculture, but great for viticulture). Its location between two mountain ranges on a hillside 1400-1450 feet above sea level combined with its cool microclimate leads to an unusually long growing season. The trio renamed the estate “Domaine de Triennes” after the triennia, a Roman festival held every three years in honor of Bacchus – the god of wine and agriculture. Wines from this estate are recognized for their freshness, balance, and vibrancy. 

 

Certified organic since 2014, the wine is fermented and aged in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. 

 
Food Pairing Suggestions

Brunch Foods, Cheese, Chicken/Turkey, East Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean), Fish (white), Ham, Hors d'oeuvres, Just for Cocktailing, Perfect Aperitif Wine, Shellfish, Sushi, Tapas, Thai or Vietnamese, Vegetables

Color:
White
Origin:
France
Grape Varietal:
Viognier
Price:
$18.00 each
  bottle(s)