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 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.
Vinification and ageing
Following the manual harvest, the grapes are destemmed before crushing, cooling and inerting the harvest. A rigorous selection of the first juices is carried out in order to keep only the highest quality juices. Alcoholic fermentation at 14°C.
Pale, the colour reveals subtle crystalline reflections.
Intense, the nose blends floral fragrances (white flowers) with delicious citrus notes.
Harmoniously combining complexity and freshness, the palate exudes notes of pink grapefruit and white peach with great finesse.
Food and wine pairing
Enjoy as an apéritif, Château Minuty Rose et Or 2021 will complement seafood, bouillabaisse stew, Asian cuisine, sushi and strawberry-based desserts.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve between 8 and 10 degrees.