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.
Wine to age from 100-year old vines, ages for 2 years in new and used oak barrels.
100% Cabernet Franc
Deep colour. Nose of cassis and toast. On the palate the wine is both fresh and structured. Long and very aromatic finish with hints of spice and leather.
A gastronomic wine. Pairs well with red meat, cooked or grilled. Meals with reduced and concentrated sauces, game and stewed meat, liver & onions, mushrooms, lentils – it’s a bit of an all rounder!