2022 Chateau Minuty Cotes De Provence M Rose
2022 Chateau Minuty Cotes De Provence M Rose The colour is light and bright, and eager and intense with orange peel and red current aromas. A smooth wine with a nice acidulous freshness.
The Matton-Farnets have been in the wine industry for almost three centuries, beginning at the Domaine de Chateauneuf in Vidauban, and continuing at Château Minuty from 1936 where Gabriel Farnet, the grandfather of François and Jean-Etienne, the current owners, set up. Gabriel Farnet replanted the entire wine estate and returned Château Minuty to its former glory. It was built under Napoleon III, as was the small chapel that the cuvee de l’Oratoire takes its name from and which was the estate’s flagship bottle for a long time. The most prestigious hotels on the Côte d’Azur still have its fat Burgundian-shaped bottles. In 1955 Château Minuty was one of 23 estates to be consecrated as a classed growth of the Côtes de Provence.
Today Jean-Etienne and François Matton have taken over and continue to improve Minuty. They have put their stamp on it by restructuring the vineyards and replacing the Carignan and Ugni Blanc with Grenache and Rolle, and by streamlining the winery with modern, up to date efficient equipment. By giving Minuty a more international direction, ensuring listings at the best tables around the world and by developing the wine tasting facilities, Jean-Etienne and François Matton strive on a daily basis to increase Minuty’s reputation. A big project to renovate the cellar has been undertaken.