Chateau de Miniere
Château de Minière is located in Bourgueil in Loire Valley, between Tours and Saumur, about 2h45 south of Paris. The Château was acquired
in 2010 by a Belgian couple, Kathleen Van den Berghe and Sigurd Mareels. Kathleen continues the centuries old tradition of female management of the estate.
The vineyard covers 15 hectares, all 100% Cabernet Franc, with more than 6 hectares of old vines with an average age of 55 years and more than one hectare of vines more than one century old
. The vines are spread over the entire appellation’s terroir, from the gravel soils near the Loire, to the clay-tuffeau
and clay-quartz soils of the hillsides overlooking the valley. In 2013 Château de Minière was awarded certification for organic farming and vinification, maintaining the health of the soil and purity of the cabernet franc variety.
The harvest is done by hand. Château de Minière is located close to the Loire river, amidst the historical castles of the Loire Valley, and on regional bicycle routes and walking trails. Its 16th century tuffeau stone manor with its historical park, surrounded by vineyards, is an ideal setting for Wine Tourism and wine-related activities. The multi-lingual team welcomes individuals and groups for a tasting and visit of the estate, guided by the motto “A complete wine experience”. The team organizes your tailor-made events in the modern facilities with free wifi: meals, seminars, wine and cooking courses, business meetings,...
Red wine to age from 50-year old vines. 30% of the wine ages for 1.5 years in used oak barrels. Intense red color, aroma of raspberry and blackcurrant, balanced wine with soft tannins and long finish. Pairs well with red and grilled meat and stews.
Dry red natural sparkling wine (méthode ancestrale), single bottle fermentation without addition of yeast or sugar. Expressive nose and color of red fruit. Special and festive wine for aperitif and desserts with chocolate and red fruit.
Red wine to age from 100-year old vines, ages for 2 years in new and used oak barrels. Deep red color, expressive nose, aroma of black fruit and vanilla. Full-bodied and complex wine with long finish. Recommended with grilled meat, game and concentrated sauces
The nose is very expressive with aromas of red fruits. On the palate
the wine is very soft but well structured. Long and very aromatic finish with hints of red fruits and peper. Goes perfectly with charcuterie, poultry, rabbit and red meat, cooked or grilled. Pasta with sauce or exotic dishes.