A natural sparkling Loire wine... in red.
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Château de Minière
She is a little woman, but she leads a double life at top speed: one week on the outskirts of Brussels, the next in Ingrandes-de-Touraine, in the Loire valley, and then back to the fold. Kathleen Van den Berghe, who trained as a construction engineer, dropped her career in business in 2010 to take up wine making. With her husband Sigurd Mareels, she breathed new life into the Château de Minière, which lies in the PDO Bourgueil. Their 18 hectares of vines are all Cabernet Franc. The vineyard has been certified as organic since 2013.
Bulles de Minière
For the past few years, some Loire winemakers have brought back into fashion natural sparkling wines made using an age-old method: the wine is bottled during fermentation and the bubbles are formed thanks to native yeasts. The wine then rests on slats (12 months for the Bulles de Minière) and is disgorged the traditional way to remove the fermentation deposit, but without dosage. So there is no added yeast or sugar. Kathleen Van den Berghe’s daring is linked to her pet'nat' – as trendy-ish wine lovers say: in fact, she uses this method to make red bubbles. The must have for an original and festive aperitif!
Lovely poppy red robe.
Nose marked by macerated cherries and blackcurrant.
Very fine freshness in the mouth, dominated by the fruit. Average length.
Ideal as an aperitif or to accompany a fromage blanc tart topped with a fine red fruit jelly.
|Domain||Château de Minière|
|Cuvée||Bulles de Minière|
|Dominant grape variety||Cabernet Franc|
|Blend||100% Cabernet Franc|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||ready for consumption|