Marks and reviews
The vivacity and freshness of a Côtes de Provence rosé wine
Built under the reign of Napoleon III, Château Minuty was bought in 1936 by Gabriel Farnet who undertook to restore it to its former splendour. In 1955 the estate joined the small circle of 23 Crus Classés of the Côtes de Provence appellation. Then the property was acquired by Monique and Etienne Matton who, thanks to their dedicated work, contributed greatly to establishing the reputation of Château Minuty among the fashionable society of the Côte d'Azur. Today, the brothers Jean-Etienne and François Matton have taken over the reins of the estate, combining tradition with a modern spirit.
The 160 hectare vineyard of Château Minuty lies on the peninsula of Saint Tropez, in Provence. On the hillsides of Gassin and Ramatuelle, the vineyard benefits from a Mediterranean climate. With a south-western exposure, the sea breezes coming from the coast preserve the health of the grapes throughout the year. The soils are varied between schist and limestone which allows the different grape varieties to be grown where they flourish best. This Côtes de Provence wine comes from vines are grown using sustainable viticulture methods and are cared for in a preserved environment with a rich ecosystem. To ensure optimal and constant quality, a massal selection is made from a collection of Grenache vines that are on average 30 years old.
Winemaking and ageing
Following the harvests done by hand, the grapes were given a direct pressing. Settling and fermentation at a low temperature.
Characteristics and tasting tips for M 2022 from Minuty
The wine has a lovely pearl rose colour.
With a great aromatic intensity, the nose unveils notes of little acidic red fruits which develop into exotic fruit scents.
Lively and refreshing, the palate entices with its light, lemony and plant-like notes.
Food and wine pairing
Perfect as an apéritif, this rosé goes as well with summer salads (Salad Niçoise), or seafood like prawns.
For the best tasting, serve between 8 and 10°C.