As all wines from Chateau de Minière, Vignes Centenaires is 100% Cabernet Franc, but this wine is from a tiny plot of 100 year old vines. Yields are tiny, the vintage is super and the selection meticulous. With 100 year old vines, this wine has huge potential yet remains elegant, with a distinctive whiff of pencil-shavings on the nose, followed by bold black cherry fruit and fine tannins. Bordeaux for the same price, doesn’t come close - outstanding.
Made while the vineyard was converting to organic (a process that was completed in 2013 from which point all of the estate's production was certified organic).