She is a woman that 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.
Dry sparkling red wine ‘pétillant naturel’ (méthode ancestrale), single bottle fermentation without addition of yeast or sugar.
Expressive nose and colour of red fruit. Special and festive wine for aperitif and desserts with chocolate and red fruit.
100% Cabernet Franc
Deep red colour, very aromatic nose, of morello cherry, raspberry and cassis. On the palate the wine is both fresh and structured. Long and very aromatic finish with hints of spices and ripe fruit.
Festive and original wine for aperitifs, cocktails and desserts. Also pairs with chocolate desserts, fresh red fruit or sorbet