Built during the reign of Napoleon III, Château Minuty was acquired in 1936 by Gabriel Farnet who sought to bring the estate back to its former glory. Thus, in 1955, the estate joined the small circle of 23 Classified Growths among the Côtes de Provence wines. The estate then happened upon Monique and Etienne Matton who, thanks to their dedicated work, greatly contributed to establishing the reputation of Château Minuty on the finest tables in the French Riviera. Today, the brothers, Jean-Etienne and François Matton, have taken over the running of this estate with great dignity, all while injecting a modern spirit.
Producing fine Côtes de Provence wines, Château Minuty's 160 hectares of vines cover the Saint-Tropez peninsula. On the Gassin and Ramatuelle hillsides, the vineyard enjoys a Mediterranean climate. The sea breezes stemming from the coast enable the grapes to preserve their healthy condition throughout the year. Varying between schist and limestone soils, the different grape varieties grow in an environment that best suits their needs. The vines are cultivated using sustainable viticulture methods and are nursed in a well-preserved environment with a rich ecosystem. To ensure an optimal and consistent quality, a massal selection is carried out from a collection of Grenache vines that are 30 years old on average.
Vinification and ageing
Following manual harvesting, the grapes undergo direct pressing. Settling and fermentation at low temperature.
The colour is brilliant.
Expressive, the nose blends fragrances of orange peel and redcurrant.
On the palate, this rosé wine reveals a smooth structure, sustained by a beautiful freshness.
Food and wine pairing
Minuty's M 2021 rosé wine will complement vegetable soup with pistou, raw vegetables, grilled meat, prawn skewers or an apricot tart.