Made by heavy hitters from Burgundy-Aubert de Villaine, who runs Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, and Jacques Seysses, who owns Domaine Dujac. Although the wine bears little resemblance to either, it is still pretty toothsome. Lots of spicy fruit, with length.
Triennes is a collaboration of two Burgundian masters—Jacques Seysses (Domaine Dujac) and Aubert de Villaine (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti)—who together purchased a run-down estate in the south of France back in 1990. The wines have steadily improved, yet the prices remain reasonable. This 100% tank-fermented Viognier shows impressive richness and texture allied to…
This is has flavors of apple and red currant, with a dry, light touch. The acidity cuts through the palate, giving it an attractive freshness, with a touch of spice and a crisp finish.
A more weighty, mineral interpretation, with upfront red fruit that transitions to an edgy, pear-inflected palate with good concentration. Signs off with a final note of crushed raspberries. This one will last through the winter but should be drunk up before the summer of 2011.