Chateau de Minière is passionate and committed in producing high quality wines! Vines have been cultivated in the Val de Loire since Roman times. This activity developed considerably at the end of the 1st millennium under the auspices of the Abbey of Bourgueil, founded by Emma de Blois in 990. Cabernet Franc is believed to have been established in the Libournais region in the South West of France somewhere in the 17th century when Cardinal Richelieu transported cuttings of the vine to the Loire Valley. They were planted at the Abbey of Bourgueil under the care of an abbot named Breton. His name became associated with the grape. The tradition and culture of nurturing and care are reflected in our wines.
The 18 hectares of Cabernet Franc are spread as follow:
• between 90 – 110 years: old vines of 2 hectares
• circa 50 years old: 14 hectares
• less than 20 years: 2 hectares
Full organic wine
Using healthy soil is not only better for the environment but it also ensures the superior quality and flavour of the final product.
Weeding between the rows, adding organic materials, no chemical fertilizers, working the ground by ploughing under the rows, sowing barley and oats in order to loosen up the soil and encourage life.