Méthode Traditionnelle

Zientje is made of Chardonnay grapes, apples (Lola, Nicoter and Jonagold) and BIO-elderflower. The alcohol percentage is 8%.

The name “Zientje” was chosen in memory of the poor forest woman who, in the 20th century, lived close to the wine estate’s vineyards and apple trees, in the Hellegat Wood.

The Zientje is ready to drink immediately and is best consumed within the year.

Wine specifications

Tasting Notes

Unique sparkling white wine with fine bubbles.

  • Colour: bright, straw yellow
  • On the nose: open, pure and aromatic with exotic fruit and floral touches
  • On the palate: refreshing, juicy fruit with a low alcohol percentage and a touch of residual sugar


Méthode Traditionnelle, 24 months ‘sur lattes’ and 17,5g/l residual sugar


Viticulture and terroir

Soil: sand-loam mixed with Diestian sand, ironstone, flint stones and gravel. Underneath this, well-drained layers of Ledian and Paniselian sand.

Climate: cool temperate climate influenced by the North Sea

Sustainable viticulture: defoliation, green harvest, 10 km of indigenous hedges and sowing flower seeds to attract natural predators, sowing grass to prevent erosion, using compost

Wijnbouw en terroir

Carbon footprint

Minimising the ecological footprint (Certificate Carbon Footprint by Ecolife in Leuven)

  • Solar panels
  • Use of rainwater
  • Wine boxes of recycled cardboard
  • Use of light wine bottles
  • Well-insulated buildings
  • Shreading and reuse of pruned branches 
  • Combination of several actions in the vineyard to minimise diesel consumption
Ecologische voetafdruk

Food pairing

Perfect as an aperitif and good base for cocktails. Pairs well with blue cheese, or a dessert or fruit buffet. Serving temperature: 8° C.

Food pairing


Glass filled with ice cubes
40 ml Zientje
40 ml Cocchi Americano
40 ml Ginger Ale
Grapefruit zest

Prizes / Medals

Prijzen / medailles
"A winemaker needs to keep experimenting in his vineyard and wine cellar. From time to time, this results in something extraordinary like Zientje. Harmoniously combined with a delicate sparkle I love to use this in a West Flemish cocktail creation." Sommelier Hannes Desmedt - Wine Blend

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