Super Early Bird Ends
December 10, 2020
April 23, 2021
2021 Judging Date
May 16, 2021
Located in Bourgueil AOP in the Loire Valley, Château de Minière holds 29 ha of Cabernet Franc vines and 1 ha of Chenin Blanc planted in 2019. The estate has been producing organic wines since 2010 (certified in 2013). In the cellar, gentle winemaking with limited extraction produces fresh, balanced wines, focusing on the expression of the grape variety and terroir. Their red Cuvee Vignes Centenaires de Minière is a wine for laying down produced from 100-year-old vines on tuffeau stone, harvested by hand, and aged for 12 months in 400 and 500-liter barrels.
The quintessence of the estate, this wine is made only in the greatest vintages. This intense, expressive, and delicate wine combines power with elegance. It stands out by its great aromatic complexity and the quality of its finish.
Vignes Centenaires de Minière 2015 won 90 points, a gold medal at the 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards. Sommeliers Choice Awards unveils the best wines that consumers can drink at restaurants, bars, and hotels.