Château Minuty is a magnificent wine-growing property from the 18th century that belongs to the Matton-Farnet family since the early 1900s. The small hills of the vineyards of Château Minuty are exposed to the quaint village of Gassin, which is situated in the centre of the Presqu'île of Saint-Tropez. The optimum sunshine of Saint-Tropez encourages perfect maturity of the grapes grown at the château.
The expression of the traditional Provençal vines is enhanced by techniques of modern vinification. Château Minuty excludes herbicides and pesticides from their vineyard.
Notes and Reviews
James Suckling 92
A serious rosé with cinnamon, thyme and sea salt adding complexity to the more familiar nectarines and red peaches. The palate shows some real weight and structure, where the phenolics and direct acidity channel the layered citrus and stone fruit through to a textured, quite oily finish. Drink now.
|Grape Varieties||Grenache, Tibouren|
|Age of Vines||35 years old|
|Vinification||Manual harvest of grapes at their technical maturity. Total crushing and destemming then cooling. Short maceration for 3-4 hours then pneumatic pressing. Settling one night at 15°c. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 14°C for 14 days.|
|Soil Type||Mica schist soil with south westerly aspect|